I really hope my work will have some sort of positive impact on someone’s life, whether they feel empowered or inspired or comforted or cured.

Jacqueline Rabun

Story Telling

The Jewelry of Jacqueline Rabun

Portrait of Jacqueline Rabun. Image courtesy of J. Rabun

Born in Germany to American parents in 1961, Jacqueline Rabun is an international woman and acclaimed artist/jewelry designer. Having studied fashion design in Los Angeles, Rabun made London her home and jewelry design her art with an aesthetic inspired by her interest in Scandinavian design and African art. 

By the early 90s, Rabun’s ID bracelet had landed on the cover of Vogue and the wrist of Linda Evangelista. The London music scene admired her work and soon an A-list crowd, including Lenny Kravitz, U2 and Madonna, were wearing Rabun jewelry. A collaboration with Georg Jensen shortly followed and today, she designs both independently and for Georg Jensen. In 2018, she designed the series ‘A Beautiful Life’ for the PAD fairs in London and Paris and in 2019 Georg Jensen launched her ‘Mercy’ designs. 

Cover of British Vogue, September 1982 featuring Jacqueline Rabun's ID bracelet. Photo by Peter Lindbergh

The Dina Wind Collection

Sold to benefit the Dina Wind Art Foundation

Dina Wind was a global citizen and artist. Born and raised in Israel, she moved to the United States in 1963 with her husband Jerry, settling in Philadelphia. There she raised her family while studying at the University of Pennsylvania, the Barnes Foundation, and with Philadelphia artists Sam Feinstein, Tom Gaughan, and Leon Sitarchuk. Simultaneously, she began her own studio art practice, first in painting and then welded metal sculpture. She became best known as a fearless lady welder at a time when this was quite unusual. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academyof Fine Arts, Woodmere Museum of Art, Grounds for Sculpture, WestCollection, Tel Aviv Museum and more.

Dina Wind, Untitled (Coral Diving), 1970
Dina welding in her studio, 1986

Dina Wind, Spring & Triangle, 2016 at the Woodmere Museum

She was a passionate advocate for the arts, sitting on many boards and believing in the “Power of Art” to help improve individuallives and society at large. With Jerry, Dina traveled the world, studying, appreciating,and collecting art and jewelry everywhere they went. Her personal style was always an extension of her creative spirit, and she wore her jewelry with confidence, mixing bold abstract pieces with family heirlooms. 

Dina passed away in 2014 from ovarian cancer, still young and vibrant at 76. In her memory, her family has created The DinaWind Art Foundation to continue her philanthropy and expand her artistic legacy.

The Dina Wind Art Foundation supports living artists and arts education, sharing the rich story of artist Dina Wind, ensuring her legacy, and promoting her art to inform and impact artists. As a female champion in a predominantly male world, she was an early advocate of creating work withan environmental message and was an outspoken supporter of social justice. The Dina Wind Art Foundation is inspiring tomorrow’s generation of art lovers and practitioners who are committed to making a difference