2015/08/30

Adin Antique Jewelry First Aid Love Kit (patent pending)

Adin Antique Jewelry First Aid Love Kit

(patent pending)

Adin Antique Jewelry Love First Aid Kit
Click the picture to see all the potential fillings of the Love First Aid Kit.
 
 

The Adin First Love Aid Kit features not only all the essential first aid supplies for all romantic and unpainful love situations but now also for minor love aches and injuries. Adin First Aid Love Supplies are easy to offer in patent pending, antique jewelry boxes.








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2015/07/26

The Bare Necessities

The Bare Necessities

Vintage coral drops gold necklace
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The Bare Necessities

 
Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old mother nature's recipes
That bring the bare necessities of life
 
 
 
From "The Jungle Book"
Composed by Terry Gilkyson








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2015/07/20

Du bist mein und bist so zierlich ("You’re mine and so dainty")

Du bist mein und bist so zierlich

"You’re mine and so dainty"

Belle Epoque diamond and sapphire engagement ring
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(1749-1832)

 
Du bist mein und bist so zierlich,
Du bist mein und so manierlich,
Aber etwas fehlt dir noch:
Küssest mit so spitzen Lippen,
Wie die Tauben Wasser nippen;
Allzu zierlich bist du doch.
 

You’re mine and so dainty,
You’re mine and so mannerly,
Yet still though you lack something:
You kiss now with such pointed lips,
Like a dove, when drinking it sips:
You’re really too dainty a thing.









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2015/07/12

La nouvelle cuisine d'Adin proudly presents: Recipes d'Amour, Café à l'Adin

Recipes d'Amour:

Café à l'Adin

Art Deco Belle Epoque diamond engagement ring
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"La nouvelle cuisine d'Adin"
proudly presents:
Café à l'Adin

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
1 cup of coffee
2 sugar lumps
some coffee cream
1 piece of Adin antique jewelry (for example the ring as pictured)

Method:
- make the coffee as usual
- draw the Adin logo in the foam of the coffee
- add the sugar lumbs on the saucer
- poor the cream in a can
- place the antique jewel next to the saucer


Serve with a smile.


Success guaranteed.







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2015/07/06

Adiniana Jones and The Lost Secret Of The Cameos (Antique Action Adventure)

Adiniana Jones

and The Lost Secret Of The Cameos

(Antique Action Adventure)

French antique cameo necklace ca. 1840
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Who thinks antique jewelry is boring couldn't be more wrong! It can be a thrill to find out the lost history behind jewelry. Sometimes it can take us days of studying to understand what it is we have in our hands. Of course the longer one does this, the quicker it goes. But still we can be surprised when a piece reveals us its history. For example the necklace with cameos we show here.

A French antique necklace with no less than 12 high quality engraved cameos. All the scenes refer to ancient Greek and Roman mythology. It was not uncommon to jewelers in the 19th Century (nor is it to jewelers in our days) to make mountings for already carved cameos. Normally these cameos came from Italy where the craftsmen had a rich source of inspiration in the old sculptures, reliefs, paintings and mosaics.

When visiting Rome during the Mid-Nineteenth Century, one of the things international sightseers considered a must-have Grand Tour souvenir were cameos with mythological scenes. A fashion that was ignited by Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Joséphine de Beauharnais who were avid collectors of cameos. Their love for cameos was trendsetting for the fashionists of that era.

Surprisingly enough, most of the original works used as source of inspiration by the cameo engraver are not Italian. The creator of the original works, reliefs and statuetes, can be traced back to Danmark. To be more precise, the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844).

But what is the link between Danmark and Italy one could wonder. Well, Thorvaldsen spent much of his career in Rome and his bas reliefs in a classical style were widely replicated. Among others, by the Italian cameo carving atelier Saulini. Tomasso Saulini (1793-1864) was a pupil of Thorvaldsen and Saulini copied many of Thorvaldsen bas-reliefs and sculptures in his cameo works. Also Luigi Saulini, son and partner of Tomasso, used Thorvaldsen work.

So it is probable that the cameos were purchased in Italy, by either a French tourist or a jeweller, to be mounted by a French jeweler as the Saulinis did not do goldsmithing. The reason why we think it must have been a French tourist or jeweler purchasing these cameos, is because the necklace carries a French hallmark that was in use since 1838.

Works of Saulini can be found in many important cameo collections around the world, like the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

When you visit the describing page of this necklace you'll see that we were able to trace back almost all of the original works used as inspiration for this necklace







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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
Click the picture to get to this vintage romantic French love pendant.
 

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
Click the picture to get to this Victorian antique ring with stone cameo.
 


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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