The revolutionary creator from the 1960s
Les collections de bijoux dinh van
Menottes dinh van
The Menottes dinh van clasp is an iconic piece of jewelry, a symbol of love and attachment.
A romantic version of the dinh van handcuffs to celebrate their daily love.
Le Cube Diamant
Two essential geometric shapes, the round and the square, which give Le Cube Diamant minimalist creations its simplicity and elegance.
Pulse dinh van
Inspired by today’s tempo, this collection illustrates the effervescence of daily life for women, full of rhythm and luminosity. In these jewels, the diamonds are posed like the notes of a musical score.
Clever jewel clasp, symbol of attachment, the Serrure collection is distinguished by its minimalist and timeless curves.
The Seventies collection is inspired by a keychain ring to sublimate it with a clean and graphic pattern. A dinh van nod to the everyday objects around us.
Spirale dinh van
Born in the early 1970s, the Spirale collection combines ingenuity with modernity. These rings wrap around the finger like a game of infinite movement.
This collection combines vintage inspiration and modernity. They are luminous and sensual creations, adorned with gold, mother-of-pearl or diamonds.
Jean Dinh Van popularized luxury jewelry
dinh van is the favorite jeweler of free women who are emancipated and wear jewelry for the joy it brings them, not to attract attention. For more than half a century, dinh van has been offering its clientele contemporary creations. Over the years dinh van has forged a unique style that is easily recognizable.
Jean Dinh Van is considered to be one of the most important French jewelers of the 1960s. dinh van’s pieces strayed from traditional jewelry, which was often worn in the evening or at fancy events. dinh van made luxury jewelry accessible and succeeded in making it something that could be worn daily and in various situations. His talent-filled pieces followed trends that where set by the world of Haute-Couture, which gradually entered into popular culture.
A unique style
In 1965, after 10 years of experience at Cartier, Jean Dinh Van started creating his own line of jewelry. He drew inspiration from everyday objects, reinterpreting them in an artistic way. This original look became popular immediately. In 1967 he collaborated with Pierre Cardin to create a square ring with two different colored pearls. This historical piece is now on display at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
A prolific craftsman
dinh van has created superb, critically acclaimed works that have been popular with women in search of novelty and who want to stand out. The brand’s best-selling collections, which have been successfully and tastefully updated throughout the years, are the Cible, Pi, Anthéa, Cube Diamant, Serrure, Pulse, Seventies and Zen collections.
The famous Menottes Bracelet
If it were necessary to highlight an iconic model created by Dinh Van, it would certainly be this one: the Menottes Bracelet.
This world-renowned collection’s interlocking pieces symbolize two lovers in a never-ending embrace. It has a new-generation clasp that resembles a pair of handcuffs. When this collection was launched in 1975 it was an exciting, unique design.
Both the cord and chain model of the Menottes Bracelet brings elegance and style to the individual that wears it.
A fabulous destiny
From the Publicis Drugstore on the Champs-Elysées...
Jean Dinh Van was born in 1927 in Boulogne-sur-Seine to a Vietnamese father who was an artist working as a lacquerer and a mother from Brittany. Jean Dinh Van was drawn to art at a very early age.
After studying drawing at the Arts Décoratifs, he made his first steps in the creative field at Cartier, where he specialized in the world of jewelry.
In 1965, he opened his own workshop in Place Gaillon located in the 2nd arrondissement in Paris.
This creator stood out for his ingenious choices in a world that was very conventional. He decided to sell his collections at the Publicis Drugstore boutique – which at the time was an emblematic shopping center located on the Champs-Elysées - rather than selling his pieces at traditional jewelry retailers.
...To the largest capitals around the world
dinh van quickly acquired a solid reputation and opened its first boutique on Rue de la Paix, Paris in 1976.
At that time, the Lames de Rasoir collection was a huge success, rivalling the Menottes Bracelet. Backed by big names such as Paco Rabanne and César, dinh van continued his rise to fame, opening boutiques in Geneva, Brussels, New York and countless other large cities around the world.
The Pulse collection
In the newest aesthetic of the house, diamonds arise on lines like the notes of a musical score.
In 1988, after enjoying more than 30 years of prestige, Jean Dinh Van sold his brand to various investors in order to devote himself to creating unique pieces and limited editions, notably via his own brand Hanoï.
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The Andorran jewelry store’s Address - purchase dinh van jewelry in Andorra
Basic Mercat luxury jewelry and watch retailer
Basic Mercat jewelry and watch retailer is located in the capital of the Principality, Andorra la Vella. The boutique is open every day from 10AM to 2PM and from 4PM to 8PM - Av. Meritxell, 50, AD500 Andorra la Vella.
Check the availability of your dinh van jewelry at Basic Mercat jeweler before purchasing it in Andorra
In order to purchase dinh van jewelry in Andorra or other luxury jewelry pieces by prestigious brands, feel free to contact Basic Mercat to check the availability of the pieces that interest you.