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Editor’s Pick: Local designer ’s fine jewelry trunk show.

Dina Mackney designs from left: tourmaline double necklace, "Amy" chrome ring, pink sapphire necklace and turquoise and chrysoprase ring. (Courtesy photos)

Dina Mackney fine jewelry from left: tourmaline and 18-kt. gold double-strand necklace ($2,024), chrome diopside and amethyst ring in 18-kt. gold ($3,930), pink sapphire double-strand necklace ($4,620) and “Sleeping Beauty” turquoise and chrysoprase ring in 18-kt. gold ($3,335). (Courtesy photos)

Round out your fall wardrobe with jewelry designer Dina Mackney‘s bold, statement-making pieces and meet the local designer herself at exclusive trunk shows at Neiman Marcus starting Sept. 13.

Mackney, whose handmade designs with distinctive bezel settings have adorned celebrities from Oprah Winfrey to Tea Leoni, will meet with shoppers and present her new fine jewelry collection. Inspired by the colors of India and the Italian Riviera, the collection features semi-precious and precious gemstones like black diamonds and pink sapphires.

Dina Mackney (Courtesy photo)

Dina Mackney (Courtesy photo)

The single mother of two, who studied at Parsons and the British Institute of Florence in Italy, began designing for herself and made an impression on a local boutique owner. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, the Texas native splits her time between Washington, D.C. and her studio in Middleburg, Virginia.

Dina Mackney Trunk Show, Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria, 2255 International Dr., McLean, VA 22102; 703-761-1600.
*CORRECTED: An earlier version of this article listed incorrect prices for the products shown above.

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