2017/01/22

Adin Fine Antique Jewellery Presents: Recipes d'Amour

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.
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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:
  • -2 pints cleane water of meremen teardroplets
  • -12 oz geardtun pesoun of nightly picketh
  • -6 oz oynouns cuttlereyth by maedenchild
  • -1 handbred oile of whaelens lards rysel
  • -1/2 handbred saffroun pouder, couereth in 8 handbred water
  • -2 handbred light brown sugur from over the dunes
  • -1/2 handbred salt from the diepest seas
  • -1 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!
 

 
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2017/01/18

Adin Fine Antique Jewellery Information: Precious Cross from the 17th Century

Adin Fine Antique Jewellery Information

Precious Cross from the 17th Century

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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.

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2017/01/08

Adin Fine Antique Jewellery Information: Multifunctional Opal

Adin Fine Antique Jewellery Information

Multifunctional Opal

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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.

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2016/12/31

Very Important Adin Antique Jewelry Information!

The entire Adin team is toasting
to your good health!

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To our customers!
Who have the great taste
to call upon our antique jewelry expertise.

Happy New Year!

 








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2016/12/25

Adin Fine Antique Jewellery Information: The Whiplash

Adin Fine Antique Jewellery Information

The Whiplash

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The Whiplash
A touch of history ...

 
Although Art Nouveau (1880-1914) took on distinctly localised tendencies as its geographic spread increase some general characteristics are indicative of the form. A description published in Pan magazine of Hermann Obrist's wall-hanging Cyclamen (1894) described it as "sudden violent curves generated by the crack of a whip", which became well known during the early spread of Art Nouveau.

Subsequently, not only did the work itself become better known as The Whiplash, but the term "whiplash" is frequently applied to the characteristic curves employed by Art Nouveau artists. Such decorative "whiplash" motifs, formed by dynamic, undulating, and flowing lines in a syncopated rhythm, are found throughout the architecture, painting, sculpture, and other forms of Art Nouveau design. (Source: Wikipedia)

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2016/12/18

Adin Fine Antique Jewellery Information: Dummy Jewellery

Adin Fine Antique Jewellery Information

Dummy Jewellery

Click the picture to get to see this Unique ring pair of a Platinum Estate original with emeralds and its dummy model.
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Dummy jewellery
A touch of history ...

 
At first, we thought we were seeing double but immediately we realised how exceptional this pair of rings really is. Not only have we got a most valuable platinum Estate ring with high class Colombian emeralds and diamonds, but also its dummy.

Up to the Fifties of the last century it was not uncommon for the happy few to have their most precious jewellery pieces reproduced in less expensive materials. These reproductions were called "dummies" and were specifically made to wear during flamboyant cruises and extensive journeys. Nowadays, such pairs are hardly being found as a couple anymore which makes of this valuable ring together with its pseudo-twin truly a unique collection.

Although the terms "dummy" and "copy" are no flattering words for any meticulously crafted jewel, make no mistake: it's only the original ring's counterpart that embodies the most precious adventures of its owner.

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2016/12/11

Adin Fine Antique Jewelry Information: 'Belle Époque' Jewelry

Adin Fine Antique Jewelry Information

'Belle Époque' Jewelry

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Belle Époque
A touch of history ...

 
As was aspired in the true existence of the Belle Époque period, this enchanting brooch from 1900 embodies the glorification of romanticism perfectly. The gleam of the parallel engravings -called guilloche- in the 18K warm yellow and possibly red gold background lures you straight from the platinum frame of 104 rose cut diamonds into its nostalgic enameled landscape. Over the sun-kissed meandering stream, you can drift off to a long forlorn ruin while passing spring blooming trees in green meadows.

With its ribbon and double twig wrapping, this marvelous jewel presents more than only the framework in which your past memories reflect next to your future dreams. The depth that is being created and how the scenery comes to life by the sun's reflection on the water show the craftsmanship of a master goldsmith ánd painter. In our trade, we treasure such an extraordinary craft, where the gold shines through the transparent and translucent enamel.

For more information, and see the actual shining of the scenery that we are so amazed by, please click the picture and find the full explanation and movie at the descriptive page of this fine jewel.








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2016/12/04

Adin Fine Antique Jewelry Information: 'Style Guirlande' Jewelry

Adin Fine Antique Jewelry Information

'Style Guirlande' Jewelry

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Style Guirlande
A touch of history ...

 
The Belle Époque Style is also called 'Style Guirlande' (French) or in plain English: 'Garland Style'. In this era, delicacy was the desired fashion through the use of white metals and white stones shaped in a garland design. Motifs of ribbons and bows, leafs and flowers predominated in symmetrical curvy openwork shapes according to the example of renaissance garland paintings and of the frothiness of the 18th-century rococo patterns.

As a truly extraordinary example from its era, this antique platinum pendant glistens through the 76 diamonds encrusted in the joyfully arranged leafs. From the upper triple diamond top, two leaflets sprout downwards through both nooses of the central bow from which two ribbons drape over the two twigs. The bow’s heart suspends a dangling old European cut diamond, which chaperones your gaze to two arching garland branches. At the point where they meet, another old European cut diamond sways from a pair of leaflets.

This charming scenery swoops anyone to moments of merry and bliss. For more information, please click the picture and find the full explanation at the descriptive page of this fine jewel.









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2016/11/27

Adin Fine Antique Jewelry Information: A ring 400 years old and still burning from love!

Adin Fine Antique Jewelry Information

True love lasts forever!

(400 years old and still very wearable)

Click the picture to get to see this Extraordinary Claddagh or Fede engagement ring from the 17th Century.
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Love Symbolism
A touch of history ...

 
Dating back from around 1630, this 18K yellow gold ring -called a Claddagh ring or Fede ring- is truly a present from history and tales. Two hands offer friendship by reaching out a heart which is bulging -or better bursting- from love through the gleam of a foil-set rose cut diamond. To seal this bond with loyalty, a crown with three rose cut diamonds in a foilsetting guides the heart vertically around your finger. Looking at the untouched black enamel on the sleeves behind the gold hands, this precious jewel proves to stand the test of time. As should the union between the two loved ones who share this treasure.

To find a more genuine relic is nearly impossible as it seems that the GIA museum, Carlsbad, USA, has got one other example of a Claddagh ring in this specific design from the 17th century. Having this jewellery piece in your possession, it is definitely more of an honour than a hazard to preserve and even wear this rare fragment of history.

An almost identical item from a private collection can be found in the book titled “Rings: Jewelry of power, love and loyalty” by Diana Scarisbrick, Thames & Hudson Ltd London 2007, and in the book titled “Rings: Symbols of wealth, power and affection” also by Diana Scarisbrick, Thames and Hudson Ltd London 1993.

The astonishing resemblance between the catalogued rings and this exceptional ring confirms once more the remarkable age of this ring and the miracle of its well-guarded travel through time.
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2016/11/20

Adin Fine Antique Jewelry Presents: Vintage earrings with the refreshing scent of eucalyptus!

Adin Fine Antique Jewelry Presents:

Vintage earrings with the refreshing scent of eucalyptus!

Click the picture to get to see these French estate gold and platinum diamond and pearl earrings with green leaves
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2016/11/09

Antique Jewelry Magician Strikes Again!

Antique Jewelry Magician Strikes Again!

Click the picture to get to this French Fifties bejeweled gold brooch bird of paradise with plique ajour enamel
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2016/11/06

Adin Circus Is Still In Town !

Adin Circus Is Still In Town !

Click the picture to get to this Typical Art Deco lorgnette or face a main with diamonds onyx coral
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2016/10/31

And the Antique Jewelry Band Marches On

And the band marches on

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