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2017-06-04

Holy smoke!

The Garden of Adin now has its own greenhouse.

Click the picture to get to see this Truly magnificent 16+ crt brilliant and 7- crt Colombian emerald estate bracelet.
Click the picture to learn more about this diamond and Colombian emerald bracelet

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-05-28

Holy smoke!

Romanticism and a pink cloud
what more does one need?

Click the picture to get to see this Antique gold parure brooch pendant and earrings enameled miniatures with pearls.
Click the picture to learn more about this Romantic enameled gold parure

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-05-21

Holy Smoke!

So totally out of the blue in The Garden of Adin!

Click the picture to get to see this Vintage platinum Lady Di engagement ring with brilliant and sapphire.
Click the picture to learn more about this Vintage platinum Lady Di engagement ring

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-05-14

The best way to start Mother's Day:
with some bubbles.

(putting up our most innocent face)

Click the picture to get to see this Diamond and pearl platinum estate engagement ring.
Click the picture to learn more about this diamond and pearl platinum estate ring

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-05-07

Seek, and thou shalt find!

Only in The Garden of Adin (of course)

Click the picture to get to see this Victorian gold bow necklace.
Click the picture to learn more about this antique Victorian gold bow necklace

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-04-30

Jean Després

Master of French Art Deco and Modernistic Jewelry

Click the picture to get to see this French designer Jean Després signed silver cross.
Click the picture to learn more about this Art Deco silver cross signed Després

 

 

Jean Després

Jean Després (1889 - 1980) was an Art Deco jewelry designer whose name has come to stand for the most dynamic of 20th-century styles. This definitive celebration of his work will delight new admirers and seasoned connoisseurs alike.

Capturing the streamlined, modern aesthetic of the age of the machine and transforming it into objects of great beauty, Després has always been the jeweler of choice for informed collectors and insiders: Josephine Baker was an early admirer, and Andy Warhol’s collection was sold at Sotheby’s, New York in 1988.

As a young man, Després came to know avant-garde artists in Paris, including Léger, De Chirico and Braque. After the outbreak of war in 1914 he worked on the industrial design of aeroplanes, and he transferred this experience and inspiration into the jewelry business.

Després used geometric motifs in his designs, and in the 1930s embarked on a notable collaboration with the glass painter Étienne Cournault. Després went on to create a range of tableware and decorative objects in gold, silver and pewter, whose bold, industrial looks were uncompromisingly modern, yet always graceful and refined.

From: Jean Després Jeweler, Maker and Designer of the Machine Age by Melissa Gabardi ISBN 9780500514788

 

 
 
 
 

2017-04-23

Online course by The Garden of Adin:
"How to be romantic"

Here! Flowers!

Click the picture to get to see this Antique 5-string pearl bracelet with rose cut diamond closure and real big pearl
Click the picture to learn more about this pearl bracelet with rose cut diamond closure

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-04-16

Big Natural 13½ Carat Untreated Ruby

In The Garden of Adin

Click the picture to get to see this Magnificent platinum Art Deco diamond ring with huge untreated ruby of 13.5 crt.
Click the picture to learn more about this Art Deco diamond ring with 13½ crt ruby

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-04-09

Adin's Scientific Newsbreak!

Einstein's relatively antique jewelry theory proven!

Click the picture to get to see this Antique platinum Edwardian diamond brooch.
Click the picture to learn more about this Antique platinum Edwardian diamond brooch.

 

The Adin's Institute for Advanced Study on Einstein's Relatively Antique Jewelry Theory proudly presents: "Gravitational Waves: Ripples in the fabric of space-time bringing us jewelry from the past."

In the year 1916, around the time this brooch was made, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves as part of his relative antique jewelry theory. In Einstein's theory, space and time are aspects of a single measurable reality called space-time. Matter and energy are two expressions of a single material. We can think of space-time as a fabric. The presence of large amounts of mass or energy distorts space-time – in essence causing the fabric to "warp" – and we observe this warpage as gravity. Freely falling objects – whether they are antique brooches, rings or earrings – simply follow the most direct path in this curved space-time; in other words, from Adin's premises to your doorstep. Furthermore this is a perfect proof that the earth is not flat but corrugated.

From: Wijnberg, Elkan (April 9, 2017). "Einstein and the relative antique jewelry theory." Antwerp: Adin's Scientific Press

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-04-02

The Garden of Adin presents

Poppies in all sorts

Click the picture to get to see this Antique Victorian brooch with enameled portrait of young French peasant girl.
Click the picture to learn more about this Antique enameled brooch.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-03-26

Variations on Cubism

Something "belle" from the Interbellum

Click the picture to get to see this Sparkling Art Deco 3.78 crt diamond cocktail engagement ring.
Click the picture to learn more about this platinum Art Deco/Interbellum ring.

 

 

The Interbellum or the interwar period (1918–1939) is understood, within recent Western culture, to be the period between the end of the First World War and the beginning of the Second World War. In the pictured ring, one can recognize a transition from the refined Art Deco style to the, somewhat more robust, Retro style.

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-03-19

Variations on Cubism

Art Deco In The Garden of Adin

Click the picture to get to see this Radiating diamond and sapphire Art Deco ring.
Click the picture to learn more about this platinum Art Deco ring with sapphires.

 

 

Abstract motives and geometrical forms are quite typical for the Art Deco period. Art Deco moved away from the soft pastels and organic forms of its style predecessor, Art Nouveau, and embraced influences from many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, and Futurism.

Its popularity peaked in Europe during the Roaring Twenties and continued strongly in the United States through the 1930s. Although many design movements have political or philosophical roots or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative.

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-03-12

Spring has Sprung

In The Garden of Adin

Click the picture to get to see this French Art Deco diamond engagement ring with big Burmese ruby.
Click the picture to learn more about this platinum Art Deco ring with Burmees ruby.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-03-05

Spring has Sprung

In The Garden of Adin

Click the picture to get to see the ultimate Art Deco diamond and sapphire engagement ring model Lady Di.
Click the picture to learn more about this Art Deco diamond sapphire engagement ring.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-02-26

The Garden of Adin proudly presents:

A ring with a hidden message!

Click the picture to get to see this Antique ring typical so-called Suffragette diamond ring with precious stones.
Click the picture to learn more about the Suffragettes and this Suffragette ring.

 

 

Let us unravel the mystery of this antique ring from 1890 encrypted in the colour of each of its four prominent gemstones. Together, the colours embody an historical message: Green, White, Violet makes "Give Women the Vote". Meanwhile, the yellow colour underlines the internationally common ground of this idea, althought founded by the women fighting for their right to vote in the early 1900's. These women, particularly militants in the United Kingdom, called themselves "the Suffragettes".

Furthermore, these specific colours were chosen for their intrinsic symbolism. Hope springs in the Green of the square cut tourmaline while purity emanates from a White old European cut diamond in a vertical alignment with the verdant green. Royalty, dignity and freedom can be discovered in the Violet of a pinkish tourmaline side by side with a gold beryl.

Clearly being a jewel meant for a strong woman, this ring will always guide you to all your desires and ambitions. (For more information about the "Suffragette movement" click the picture.)

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-02-19

In The Desert Of Life...

The Wise Person Travels By Caravan...

Click the picture to get to see this Fairylike Cartier Paris Art Deco diamond brooch with donkey/mule, buffalo and camel.
Click the picture to see more from this Art Deco brooch signed Cartier, Paris.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-02-12

Oops!

Seems like Cupid made a mistake!

Click the picture to get to see this Antique sword brooch from solid pieces of diamond cut into hilt and blade shape.
Click the picture to see more from this antique brooch crafted from solid diamonds.

 

 

As these days are very busy for Cupid, we've heard from a reliable source that he ran out of arrows. Of course he can't disappoint anyone waiting for their one true love, so he's forced to switch to using his diamond sword!

This sword brooch is truly made out of no less material than two solid pieces of diamond for the blade and another solid piece of diamond for the hilt. The shimmer of the lozenge shaped facets on the diamond surface is almost too bright for the human eye to perceive. So when Cupid makes his hit through your lover's heart, it will be swift and almost as if nothing happened. But soon enough, the passion between you and your sweetheart will spark as radiant as the nine old European cut diamonds and the nine rose cut diamonds set in the silver pommel, the cross-guard, scabbard-belt and carrying-band. Tipped with a silver chape on a red gold back, Cupid's love sword will strike harder than any arrow. Are you ready to face the consequence of Cupid's new toy?

Apart from the alluring connotation we've given this jewel in these times filled with romance, it is a unique brooch almost fully manufactured out of diamond. Furthermore, these diamond parts are cut in a way we've never seen before. Another special diamond is encrusted in the center of the sword's cross-guard. Its yellow-greenish colour is extraordinary and very uncommon. Be aware of this dangerous brooch, because it might touch your heart as well.

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-02-05

Adin Antique Jewellery Presents:

Heartwarming Jewelry in Cold and Dark Days

Click the picture to get to see this Dazzling Van Cleef & Arpels tricolour gold snowflake pendant and earrings topped with diamonds.
Click the picture to see more from this set by van Cleef & Arpels.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-01-29

Art Deco Treasure

From The Hanging Gardens of Adin Antique Jewellery

Click the picture to get to see this Typical Art Deco platinum diamond engagement ring.
Click the picture to see more from this Art Deco diamond and sapphire ring.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

2017-01-22

Adin Fine Antique Jewellery Presents

Recipes d'Amour:
Ye Olde Green Em'rald Pea Pottage Parure

Click the picture to get to see this French Early Victorian antique parure brooch earrings bracelet enameled gold.
Click the picture to see more from this antique gold parure (brooch, bracelet and earrings).

 

 

Original Adin Recipe from the Middle Ages!

To those familiar with the Adin Weekly Herald it does not come as a surprise that we are also very much interested in cooking. It's not even a bold statement when we say that there is such a thing as "La Cuisine d'Adin". So it happened that when browsing through some antique cooking books from the Middle Ages we ran into some original Adin old school recipes. We thought it would be only fair to share this with you.
Enjoy!

 

 

Ye Olde Green Em'rald Pea Pottage Parure

Ye preparation timeth:
the timeth of milking three fully load'd goats

    Ye p'rtions:
  •   two pints cleane water of meremen teardroplets
  •   12 oz geardtun pesoun of nightly picketh
  •   six oz oynouns cuttlereyth by maedenchild
  •   one handbred oile of whaelens lards rysel
  •   one half handbred saffroun pouder, couereth in 8 handbred water
  •   two handbred light brown sugur from over the dunes
  •   one half handbred salt from the diepest seas
  •   one em'rald parure of Adin antique jewell'rey (f'r example the parure as pictur'd)

Ye processeth:
Perrey of pesoun. Take pesoun and seeth hem fast, and couere hem, til thei berst; thenne take hem vp and cole hem thrugh a cloth. Take oynouns and mynce hem, and seeth in the same sewe, and oile therwith; cast therto sugur, salt, and safroun. Seeth hem wel therafter, and serue hem forth with an emerald parure.

Remember yond, in oure snuggerey Middle Ages, the thicker a purée wast, the better thei quality wast bethought to beest. Ergo don't beest too saving on the amount of gimms and jewels thee addeth.

Nothing better to warmeth thee on winterdagas: enjoyeth!

 

 

For more information, please click the picture and find the full explanation at the descriptive page of these fine jewels.

 
 
 
 

2017-01-15

Adin Fine Antique Jewellery Information

Precious Cross from the 17th Century

Click the picture to get to see this 17th Century gold and diamond cross.
Click the picture to see more from this 17th Century diamond cross.

 

 

As if a guardian angel has bestowed upon this yellow gold cross with a value of 18K and possibly higher, this inestimable Iberian (Spain or Portugal) pendant and brooch with 23 old table rose cut diamonds withstands since the 17th century.

Except for the grand pear shaped suspension, the primary shape of a diamond ascending from an eight lobed dome embellished with mille grains repeats around the fully diamond-encrusted centre. The airy presence of this jewel is a merit of the curling wirework from which leaflets sprout in between the intersections.

For more information, please click the picture and find the full explanation at the descriptive page of this fine jewel.

 
 
 
 

2017-01-01

Adin Fine Antique Jewellery Information

Multifunctional Opal

Click the picture to get to see this Art Deco diamond and opal ring.
Click the picture to see more from this Art Deco opal and diamond ring.

 

 

Opal
A touch of history ...

 

The mysterious opal can evoke as many convictions and superstitions, as it can twinkle colours.

In the Arabic world, it was said that opals fall from the heavens during lightning storms. The Romans thought that this one gemstone beheld the power of all gemstones, because it displays all of their different colours at once. Still, it took only one novel from the 1800s by Sir Walter Scott to make people think of this stone as bad luck.

Although we wouldn’t dare to tell you what to believe, we do recommend this jewel to all fair ladies. It is namely accepted since medieval times that an opal has got the power to preserve the colour of blond hair. And let me punctuate that we are too respectful and respectable to make jokes about blondes.

For more information, please click the picture and find the full explanation at the descriptive page of this fine jewel.

 
 
 
 

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