2015/06/28

Ruby, Birthstone Of July

Ruby

Birthstone Of July


Adorable Art Deco engagement ring with diamonds and rubies Most charming Art Deco ring with rubies diamonds and a pearl

Elegant Belle Epoque ruby and diamond ring Ruby diamond Art Deco engagement ring yellow gold


There’s no better way to demonstrate your love than by giving a ruby in celebration of a July birthday. Rubies are considered the king of gems and represent Love, Health and Wisdom. Click the pictures to get to each ring or here for all our ruby jewelry.









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2015/06/21

Romance In France

Romance In France

Super romantic French gold vintage pendant
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Oh la la, the French. They have such eloquent way of expressing their romantic feelings for each other. Take a look at this pendant where we see a woman sitting at the shore waving at a boat. The scene, that also has a flying swallow and is framed by roses, has the text: "Elle emporte vers vous mon baiser d'amour" which is French for "She brings to you my kisses of love".

Does one need to say more?








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2015/06/14

It's Charleston Time!

It's Charleston Time!

French platinum Art Deco bracelet
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The Charleston is a dance named for the harbor city of Charleston, South Carolina. The rhythm was popularized in mainstream dance music in the United States by a 1923 tune called "The Charleston" by composer/pianist James P. Johnson which originated in the Broadway show Runnin' Wild and became one of the most popular hits of the decade. Runnin' Wild ran from 29 October 1923 through 28 June 1924. The peak year for the Charleston as a dance by the public was mid-1926 to 1927.






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2015/06/07

Antique Peep Show

Antique Peep Show

Victorian antique ring pink gold stone cameo angel
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Peep show, children’s toy and scientific curiosity, usually consisting of a box with an eyehole through which the viewer sees a miniature scene or stage setting, painted or constructed in perspective. Peep shows of an earlier time are often the only accurate representation of the stage design and scenery of the period.

The earliest known peep shows are the perspective views said to have been painted in transparent colours on glass and lighted from behind for various effects, from sunshine to moonlight, by Leon Battista Alberti in 1437. Later models (some preserved in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna) have designs that are apparently patterned on Renaissance court masques and pageants, such as that of the discovery of Diana by Actaeon, with fully modelled figures set against a background painted in careful perspective.

In the 17th century, peep shows in their cabinets were often exhibited in the streets by itinerant showmen, and the device became a popular children’s toy. Some, equipped with movable scenery and wooden or cardboard figures, developed into the juvenile theatres of the 19th century (see toy theatre). The peep show was also the precursor of many types of optical toys, including the stereoscope and the magic lantern. (Source: www.britannica.com)




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2015/06/04

Extra Discounted Vintage Jewelry ONLY TILL JULY 4TH !

Extra Discounted Vintage Jewelry

ONLY TILL JULY 4TH !

extra discounted vintage jewelry
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2015/05/31

Born in 1755. A Touch Of History

Born in 1755

A Touch Of History

Antique gold ring wedding band Amsterdam 1755
Click the picture to get to this antique Dutch ring from 1755.
 
Marie Antoinette (Austria 1755 - Paris 1793), became the wife of Louis XVI and thus Queen of France. She supported the American Revolution in 1776 and the American Revolutionary War, and helped inspire a conservative reaction in France after 1791, which saw its greatest manifestation in the War in the Vendée which led, several years after the death of the queen, to the end of the Revolution and to the return of conservative and religious ideas in France and in Europe.

She was beheaded on the guillotine on 16 October 1793. The note we show is supposed to be her last note. These heartbreaking words - the last that Marie Antoinette had written in her cell and the traces of her tears make it even more moving - were found on the first page of her prayer book:
 
4h in the morning...
My God have mercy on me!
My eyes have no more tears to cry for you my poor children;
farewell
farewell !


Marie Antoinette
 
Also "born" in 1755 is the depicted ring. It was made in Amsterdam and on its journey trough time with layover at Adin it has been exhibited together with Dutch Royal Jewelry in 1962. Just imagine the stories we would hear if our antique jewelry could speak.








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2015/05/24

Snake hunting in The Garden of Adin

Snake hunting in The Garden of Adin

Antique gold snake or serpent brooch with big diamond
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The serpent is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols. Considerable overlap exists in the symbolic values that serpents represent in various cultures. Some such overlap is due to the common historical ancestry of contemporary symbols. Much of the overlap, however, is traceable to the common biological characteristics of snakes.

A lot can be said about snakes and serpents. They have been worshipped since the Dark Ages and are a powerful religious symbol with many different meanings, like death and resurrection, while they have also been associated with healing and rivergods and also denote fertility, wisdom and the ability to cure.








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2015/05/17

2015/05/10

Magical Feathers in The Garden of Adin

Magical Feathers in The Garden of Adin

Edwardian natural pearls Princess necklace
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2015/05/03

The Adin Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts cautiously brings you: New proof of theory of evolution?

The Adin Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts
cautiously brings you:

Typical French antique jewelry naturalistic deer head on bar brooch
Click the picture to get to this naturalistic deer antique bar brooch.
 

New proof of theory of evolution?









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2015/04/26

The crow and the fox. Important Background Information brought to you by The Adin Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts

The crow and the fox

Important Background Information brought to you by
The Adin Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts

Victorian bar brooch with rose cut diamond covered fox head
Click the picture to get to this Victorian diamond set fox head bar brooch.
 



We all know the fable by Aesop (620–564 BC) in which a crow has found a piece of cheese and retired to a branch to eat it. A fox, wanting it for himself, flatters the crow, calling it beautiful and wondering whether its voice is as sweet to match. When it lets out a caw, the cheese falls and is devoured by the fox.

What is not known to many people is that later the crow sold the story to Aesop and from the royalties the crow bought himself a nice bar brooch with the head of the fox depicted on it.

It is with great pride that The Adin Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts is able to present you the evidence to this story by showing you a picture of the crow wearing the specific bar brooch. And - oh the coincidence! - this specific brooch happens to be in the Adin collection.








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2015/04/19

The Garden of Adin presents you: Relaxation in the Roaring Twenties

The Garden of Adin presents you:

Relaxation in the Roaring Twenties

Marvelous Art Deco Belle Epoque antique engagement ring diamonds and sapphires
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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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2015/04/12

Road works in The Garden of Adin. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Road works in The Garden of Adin

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Micro mosaic gold brooch with filigrain by Castellani
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All foolishness with our weekly pictures aside, we at Adin take our job as antique jewelers serious. It is our goal to make our collection of antique jewelry as interesting for you as possible. Hence this brooch by the famous 19th Century jeweler Castellani. Famous for recreating jewelry in ancient styles, particularly Etruscan, his work became fashionable and much wanted in 19th Century Europe and America. Castellani, a name to be found at the top of the wish list of every avid antique jewelry collector.








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2015/04/05

Easter at The Garden of Adin: Who says you need to be Fabergé to decorate an egg?

Easter at The Garden of Adin:

Who says you need to be Fabergé to decorate an egg?

Impressive estate diamond bangle
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2015/03/29

The Garden of Adin: "The land flowing with milk and jewelry"

The Garden of Adin

"The land flowing with milk and jewelry"

Art Deco ring with diamonds sapphires and big pearl
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