2016/09/18

The Garden of Adin: New Species of Dragonfly Discovered!

The Garden of Adin

New Species of Dragonfly Discovered!

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Adin, Antwerp Belgium - The newfound species is about 1.3 inches (3.4 cm) long. It lives close to mountain streams in a remote region in The Garden of Adin. So far, only gold specimens are known; with an opal body, pearl spots and ruby eyes.

The species is named Stultitia Elkanti, in honor of Prof. Elkan Wijnberg, Chief biologist at the Garden of Adin. “Having a newly discovered animal or plant species named after oneself is one of the most beautiful awards for a biologist,” Prof. Wijnberg commented. “I’m extraordinarily honored, for sure, but there are a lot of other dragonfly researchers who would have deserved this award before me.”

Research describing the new species is published online in the Adin Weekly Herald.








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2016/09/14

Adin Antique Jewelry Games 2016 Closing Ceremony by Cirque d'Oreille!

Adin Antique Jewelry Games 2016

Closing Ceremony by Cirque d'Oreille!

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Magnificent Antique Jewelry Inspired Performance

 
ANTWERP, Belgium (AAJ) - Antwerp’s globally celebrated cultural icon, Adin's Cirque d'Oreille, is bringing its special blend of stagecraft, thrilling acrobatic athleticism and colourful cultural pageantry to an original production created especially for the Closing Ceremony of the Adin Antique Jewelry Games 2016.








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2016/09/11

Adin Antique Jewelry Games 2016: Athletes very satisfied with bedroom facilities!

Adin Antique Jewelry Games 2016

Survey: athletes very satisfied with bedroom facilities!

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Athletes sleep better because of Antique Jewelry.

 

ANTWERP, Belgium (AAJ) - They call Elkan Wijnberg 'the dream expert'. A veteran of over thirthy Antique Jewelry Games, the experienced official is working on the biggest challenge of his career: managing the decoration of the athletes sleeping facilities.

“With the addition of our new antique jewelry frame we’re making it even easier for the athletes to relax.” says Wijnberg, who formerly served as gardener in The Garden of Adin. “Although a recent study showed that most of the people sleep with their eyes closed, we still want to bring that extra touch to the quality of their night rest."





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2016/09/07

Adin Antique Jewelry Games 2016 New Sport Approved For Next Games

Adin Antique Jewelry Games 2016

New Sport Approved For Antique Jewelry Games 2020

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Click the picture to read about this early 19th Century citrine necklace.
 
 

Cow Jumping

 
The International Antique Jewelry Games Committee (IAJGC) today agreed to add Cow Jumping to the sports program for the Adin Antique Jewelry Games Antwerp 2020.

The decision was the most comprehensive evolution of the Antique Jewelry Games program in modern history. Plans call for staging Cow Jumping in temporary venues installed in urban settings, marking a historic step in bringing the Games to young people and reflecting the trend of urbanisation of sport.









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2016/09/04

Adin Antique Jewelry Games 2016 Synchronized Antique Jewelry Swimming

Adin Antique Jewelry Games 2016

Synchronized Antique Jewelry Swimming

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5th Consecutive Gold Medal For Adin!

 
The free routine final for synchronized antique jewelry swimming of the Antique Jewelry Games 2016 was highlighted by a near perfect routine by the Adin antique jewelry swimming team.

Talking to the media afterwards, Adin synchronized antique jewelry swimming team trainer Mr. Elkan Wijnberg commented that “sometimes everyone calls the girls mermaids and asks if they have gills, it's that comfortable they are in this performance.”

The Adin Team’s gold medal performance further solidified Adin's dominance over the sport of synchronized antique jewerly swimming bringing home Adin’s fifth straight gold medal.








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2016/08/31

Adin Antique Jewelry Games 2016 NEWSFLASH: NEW WORLD RECORD!

Adin Antique Jewelry Games 2016

NEWSFLASH: NEW WORLD RECORD!

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Jabot Pin Throwing

 
ANTWERP, Belgium (AAJ) - Adin's top athlete Elkan Wijnberg smashed his own world record on his way to victory in the jabot pin throw today!

Widely regarded as the greatest men's jabot pin thrower of all-time, Wijnberg heaved a monumental distance on his third attempt to crush the competition at the Adin's Antique Jewelry Stadium.

Wijnberg's winning effort was more than one metre further than his own previous world record set in 2015.








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2016/08/28

Adin Antique Jewelry Games 2016 Are Officially Opened!

Adin Antique Jewelry Games 2016

Are Officially Opened!

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Art Deco Jewelry Diving

 
Art Deco Jewelry Diving as independent part of Antique Jewelry Diving was first introduced in the official program of the Adin Antique Jewelry Games at the 1904 Games of Antwerp and has been an Antique Jewelry sport since. It was known as "fancy diving" for the acrobatic stunts performed by divers wearing impressive antique jewelry during the dive (such as tiaras and full parures).

This discipline of Aquatics, along with bejeweled swimming and water pearl polo, is regulated and supervised by the international federation for aquatic antique jewelry sports.








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2016/07/24

Summertime In The Garden of Adin, And the livin' is easy...

Summertime In The Garden of Adin

And the livin' is easy...

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Art Deco

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.
 
 




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2016/07/17

Summertime In The Garden of Adin...and the livin' is easy...

Summertime In The Garden of Adin

And the livin' is easy...

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Cameo

Cameo is a method of carving, or an item of jewellery or vessel made in this manner. It features a raised (positive) relief image. There are three main materials for Cameo carving; Shells or Agate (called a Hardstone cameo), and glass.

Cameos can be produced by setting a carved relief, such as a portrait, onto a background of a contrasting colour. This is called an assembled cameo. Alternately, a cameo can be carved directly out of a material with integral layers or banding, such as (banded) agate or layered glass, where different layers have different colours. Sometimes dyes are used to enhance these colours.

Cameos are often worn as jewellery. Stone cameos of great artistry were made in Greece dating back as far as the 6th century BC. They were very popular in Ancient Rome, and one of the most famous stone cameos from this period is the Gemma Claudia made for the Emperor Claudius. The technique has since enjoyed periodic revivals, notably in the early Renaissance, and again in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
 
 








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2016/07/10

French antique gold necklace with enamel, so-called collier d'esclave - 200 years old!

French antique gold necklace with enamel

so-called collier d'esclave - ca. 1810

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Collier d'esclavage

Esclavage is French and literally it means slavery. We'll leave it to your imagination to give an interpretation to this naming. It is a type of necklace composed of three or more chains or strings of beads or jewels in which the chains or strings hang approximately equidistant from each other. They were worn in Normandy as peasant jewelry in the mid-18th century. Such jewels were in many regions of France the most beautiful jewel offered by the bridegroom to his bride the day of their wedding. The definition of 'collier esclavage' appears for the first time in the 'Dictionnaire de Trévoux' in 1752. This necklace knows a very large geographical diffusion. In Normandy the gold pieces were often engraved. A collier d'esclave is an extremely rare article to find and we are proud to be able to offer one here.
 
 








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2016/07/03

Summertime In The Garden of Adin And the livin' is easy...

Summertime In The Garden of Adin

And the livin' is easy...

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Truly magnificent Art Deco platinum diamond ring brooch


This platinum Art Deco brooch from 1930 resembles one of Cupid's arrows that is bending over backwards into an enclosed circle to find its goal. Imagine how the 182 ajour-set diamonds in various cuts will spark from the feather fletching over the bottom emerald cut diamond and back again when hitting your heart. The lustre of the marquise cut diamonds with the pear shaped one on top is only the beginning before they reach their goddess of love.
  






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2016/06/26

The Garden of Adin presents: Summertime, and the livin' is easy

The Garden of Adin presents:

Summertime, and the livin' is easy

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2016/06/19

Adin Antique Jewelry presents: A Clear Case of Oops! (Errors and blunders from the world of jewelry.)

Adin Antique Jewelry presents:
A Clear Case of Oops!

(Errors and blunders from the world of jewelry.)

Click the picture to get to see this typical vintage Retro bow brooch with 3.30 crt diamonds and top quality emerald

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This week, in contrary to what you are used from us, we'll bring you something rather long to read. But we think you might enjoy it as much as we did.

We have an old friend (90+!) who comes from a respectable family of international precious stone and pearl dealers who could also count the shah of Brunei as customer. This friend kept a diary of his vicissitudes and adventures and he recently gave us a copy. It turned out to be a very interesting read. The following is one of those adventures....

 

A clear case of oops!

The year is 1943......
(Around the time the pictured brooch has been made)

When a foreign visitor goes ashore in Colombo the island of Ceylon, where by rights the very roads should be strewn with more gems than decorate the pages of the 'Thousand and One Nights' Entertainment, he is at once surrounded by a mob of evil smelling and noxiously persistent gem touts. Rudeness does not help at all in riding oneself of this nuisance, and I have known travelers who preferred staying on board during coaling time rather than face a small army of pestering gem vendors on shore.

On one of my periodical visits to the island I went ashore in company with several shipmates, and as usual the gem gang was there in full force to meet the passengers as they emerge from the ferry stage. In the twinkling of an eye, I and my friends were surrounded by a host of gesticulating, shouting natives, each more eager than the rest to introduce us to the amenities of the locality. As a side line these tourist guides all carried a supply of semi-precious stones, neatly done up in small paper packages, and –as of old– these thrust impetuously into our faces with invitations to inspect and buy.

This was all in good accord with certain deep-laid plans I had made while still aboard ship. After a moment, I exclaimed raising my voice to be head by first half a dozen and then by them all: “Look here, your fellows, if my friends and I really wanted to buy from you, you wouldn't let us! You won't let us budge. We can scarcely breathe. And as for looking at anything when a hundred of you show your goods at once, what a hope you've got! That's not the way to do business.”

This was not the talk they were accustomed to. After gaping at us for a moment they began to hustle us again, but a bit doubtfully this time. Then I said: “If you want us to inspect your goods, sit round in a circle, and we will take each of you in turn.” And they did it. After some scuffling and heated words, they actually formed themselves into a rough circle around us and I proceeded to inspect what each man held out in turn. Greatly wondering, they heard me recount in detail the manifold shortcomings of their stones. They could not make out at all the crazy white man who chose to sit in the broiling sun and who went to such pains to pronounce like an expert on their rubbishy goods.

When I thought that my chivvying had reached the limit of their patience, I drew from my pocket a magnificent sapphire, a rare specimen piece, from which I had long refused to be separated, despite most attractive offers. “Now, friends,” said I, “as you have shown me the best you have to offer, I will show you what kind of gem interest me, so that when I come again you will know what to bring me.” They all drew closer, but respectfully, for a good view of the stone in my hands, and those who managed to get a really good look broke into exclamations of astonishment.

“How much?” cried several with one voice. “Tell us what you want for it, mister. We know merchants in the town who will buy it from you.” For in the twinkling of an eye they were all brokers. “If I sell at all,” I replied firmly, “I will sell on the spot. Now, you boys know a good stone when you see one, as I can see, what about a deal with one of you?” At that there was a roar of laughter. A nimble-witted fellow called out: “yes, we will give you all we have got if you take sarongs in payment!” “Very well,” I said, “if you dealers won't buy, perhaps a European in the crowd would like the stone.” For by now we had attracted quite a lot of attention, and our transaction was very much Coram publico.

Addressing a portly gentleman, I said: “Perhaps you sir? You have seen this magnificent stone and you have heard what these experts have had to say about it. Will you buy the gem? I need spending money while I am in port, and if you buy it, your wife will thank you for it.” “Let me have a good look,” said the European. I placed the stone in his palm. He turned it this way and that and asked: “How much?” “Two hundred pounds,” I said casually, as if naming the price of soap. “That is a lot of money,” said the customer. “However I have taken a liking to the stone and I will take it.” There-upon he brought out his wallet, counted out the money and walked away with the gem.

It looked a very nice little transaction, but, you see, I had “planted” my customer and he had paid for my sapphire with my money. I soon found, however that good jokes must be paid for. Having seen me become rich at a stroke before their very eyes, the boys set up a great clamor. They had “assisted” at the sale and they wanted their squeeze. If it had not been for them, they said, I would not have sold the stone. Furthermore, as a stranger, I had poached upon their selling territory and owed them compensation. Bare they might be from the waist up, but they knew all the answers, and I now found myself confronted by a host of partners who must be paid out.

This was not quite too funny. But I managed in the end to retire with professional honor unstained, but minus all my loose silver. When I rejoined my confederate at the G.O.H., he insisted, being an opportunist, that the drinks were on me.








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