Suzanne Mates, recently sent me information about her exquisite Diamond Dog New York (DDNY) couture jewelry line. The collection was inspired by her adorable dachshund named Ellie. DDNY is not yet available in stores, but you may purchase pieces from the collection from Suzanne’s DDNY official website www.diamonddognewyork.com. Once on the main webpage, click on the Collection tab. Price and purchase options are displayed when you click on an individual piece.
The price point is around $2000 and up…
…so this is for that extra special splurge or for those of you that just got it like that.
Below are some items from the DDNY collection…
The following DDNY product line description was copied from The Bag Forum (www.thebagfourm.com)…
Diamond Dog New York (DDNY) launches its first collection of glitzy and rich but playful charms, rings, earrings and necklaces. The superbly stunning and ultra chic pet inspired line is expertly crafted in 18k matte yellow gold and white gold and encrusted with micro-pave’ diamonds, hand-cut onyx and sapphires. This is a bold form of uncomplicated glamour and truly a timeless collection. Available in several styles and most importantly, made with non-conflict diamonds, DDNY also makes custom pieces available for pets.
The current collection features some of today’s most popular breeds, like Dachshunds (Weiner dogs), Pit Bulls, Poodles, Chihuahua’s, and Lab’s. In addition to specific breeds there are also the paw, hearts, and bone collections. The 18k gold line is encrusted in diamonds and semi precious stones. Since pets are the best accessory, every season will debut a new collection of pet designs. So look forward to your favorite retrievers, German Sheppard’s, terriers, and schnauzers to be immortalized in gold and jewels.
DDNY was started by a tastemaker of the music world, Suzanne Mates. With 15+ years of running some of New York’s most legendary recording studios. Suzanne got her dog while working at a recording studio and it changed her life! She decided to leave the music world and start DDNY on the basis that the love of “a pet can change the world.” Since she was constantly being surrounded by the world’s most fashionable and successful artists, Suzanne knows how to provide lavish and up-to-the-minute style. Suzanne attended FIT and put her flair for recognizing great style, fine art and quality craftsmanship to good use with her newest business venture.
The use of non-conflict diamonds is an important detail, meaning that all the diamonds used are produced and mined under ethical conditions. Diamond Dog is a company with a high moral consciousness and also donates a portion of their net profits to no-kill shelters. The goal is that not only will you and your precious pet look good; you’ll be giving back and helping DDNY raise awareness!
DDNY was featured on the CBS Early Show in December 2008 as a part of “The Perfect Gift” segment. Watch below:
If you’re the type that has that pampered connection to your pooch, you’ll be drawn to her collection as I have. I smile when looking through the pieces as they remind me of my own little 3 pound teacup poodle whom I spoil to death with clothing and such. Why not pamper myself as well with a keepsake, high end piece of jewelry? Besides, there’s the feel good part knowing that a portion of her proceeds are donated to no-kill shelters, and DDNY pieces are made using non-conflict diamonds.
Want more info?
Check out the DDNY blog: http://www.diamonddognewyorkjewelry.blogspot.com/
as well as the DDNY website (previously mentioned): http://www.diamonddognewyork.com/
Suzanne, I’d be happy to model your jewelry for you anytime!