The jeweler Jean Dinh Van, founder of the Dinh Van jewelry brand and who sold his business twenty years ago, died overnight from Saturday to Sunday following a stroke, announced to the AFP his wife.
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Jean Dinh Van "
died overnight in Neuilly-sur-Seine
," said Marie-Françoise Dinh Van.
He was fine recently, but a fortnight ago he fell backwards on his head which triggered a brain hematoma.
Last night he had a very, very big stroke that was fatal to him
,” she explained.
A ceremony will be organized in Boulogne-Billancourt, where he was born in 1927, Friday July 8 or Monday July 11, said Marie-Françoise Dinh Van.
It is with great sadness that the dinh van house learned of the disappearance of its founder and sends its sincere condolences to his family as well as to his loved ones
”, reacted the group, questioned by AFP.
His vision of universal jewelry will remain an eternal source of inspiration for the house
The jeweler, Breton of Vietnamese origin by his father, had trained at Cartier before opening his first store in Paris in 1965, according to the website of the brand which rose to fame in the 1990s before being sold to a group of investors led by Eric Laporte.
Jean Dinh Van “
was a worker and a great polo player.
He was very bright and very modest at the same time
,” according to his wife.
He had sold his business more than twenty years ago, which he had created entirely himself
,” continued Marie-Françoise Dinh Van.
With him, it was a very confidential company that manufactured by hand in an artisanal way.
Now, it manufactures abroad in a completely different and industrialized way
Jean Dinh Van's approach was to "
offer modern luxury, jewelery to be worn on a daily basis
", specifies the brand on its site to explain the reputation of its founder.
He was inspired by many everyday objects (razor blades, cufflinks, handcuffs) that he diverted to make jewelry.