2009/12/24

Merry whatever-you-celebrate and peace for all!!!

Adin antique jewelry vintage jewelry new year postcard



Thank you
for having the good taste
to call upon our expertise.



From Elkan Wijnberg, CEO
and the entire Adin-team


2009/12/20

Don't sit under the Christmas tree with anything else but me!

2 more days to order (till December 21st) to have your presents in time for Christmas!

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Don't sit under the Christmas tree with anything else but me!

Magnificent two tone gold Victorian locket with rose cut diamond star motif


Victorian locket with rose cut diamond star motif


It could be well possible that this locket was made to celebrate the passage of Halley's comet. The passage of Halley inspired jewellers to make jewels in the shape of celestial bodies. This comet appears every 76 years. In 1705 Edmond Halley predicted, using Newton's newly formulated laws of motion, that the comet seen in 1531, 1607, and 1682 would return in 1758 (which was, alas, after his death). The comet did indeed return as redicted and was later named in his honor.

Or the maker of this beauty was just into stars.... who will tell after so many years?



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Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
www.adin.be


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2009/12/19

Flowery icicles discovered in the Garden of Adin

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Flowery icicles discovered in the Garden of Adin


Stylish Art Deco platinum diamond bracelet (7.50 carat total diamond weight)


So it was that blizzard came up at evening and covered the Garden of Adin, and in the morning the snow lay all around the camp. And when the layer of mist lifted, there, on the surface of the wilderness, was a small sparkling substance, as fine as frost on the ground. And the Gardener picked it up and he was happy.

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Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
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2009/12/18

Winter merriment in the Garden of Adin

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Winter merriment in the Garden of Adin



Stylish Art Deco platinum diamond bracelet (7.50 carat total diamond weight)




In the frosty Garden of Adin,
(while pelting snowballs at his beloved offspring)
much to the Gardener's joy and surprise
a bracelet was found
sparkling with glimmering ice.



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Antiqualy yours,
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2009/12/17

Neo Etruscan crucifix in original box


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Neo Etruscan crucifix in original box


Stunning French Art Deco hinged platinum lorgnette with rose cuts and onyx

Top notch quality!

There are crosses and there are crosses but this one is one of the nicest in its sort that we have ever come along. Skilfully crafted with filigree and granules, a real joy for the eyes. The corpus is 3-dimensionally worked out and the aureole is also made in the finest filigree and granules technique. It comes in its original box with the text: "Luigi Freschi - Via Condotti - 55, 55a, 56 57, Corso Umberto 1º 401 - ROMA".

In the second half of the 19th Century goldsmiths of that era sought and found their inspiration by excavations such as Pompeï and the Etruscan treasures. Especially in Italy the so-called Neo-Etruscan style reached high levels as we can see here with this beautiful refined cross.

This jewel features a filigree decoration, which is in fact thin golden wire twisted into refined motifs, in this case elegant little balls. You can also notice the use of granulation on this piece. Granulation is a technique where the goldsmith uses very small balls (granules) of metal, which are not soldered to the piece but welded. Both techniques demand very high skills and precision from the maker.


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Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
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2009/12/13

Belgium and diamonds...a marriage of centuries


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Belgium and diamonds... a marriage of centuries



Antique rings between &USDo;5000 and &USDo;10000
all diamond
rings
Antique earrings between &USDo;5000 and &USDo;10000
all diamond
earrings
Antique pendants between &USDo;5000 and &USDo;10000
all diamond
pendants
Antique brooches between &USDo;5000 and &USDo;10000
all diamond
brooches
Antique jewelry between &USDo;5000 and &USDo;10000
all diamond
jewelry



~ A kiss on the hand may be quite Continental, but diamonds are a girl's best friend. ~


Although Marilyn Monroe sang about them in 1953, diamonds are thought to have first been recognized and treasured as gemstones and religious icons in ancient India (where they were mined too). The usage of diamonds in engraving tools also dates to early human history. The name diamond is derived from the ancient Greek "adámas" meaning "unbreakable, untamed".

In 1475 Lodewyk (Louis) van Berquem, a Flemish stone-polisher from Bruges, Belgium, introduced the concept of absolute symmetry in the placement of facets on the stone. 17th century French jeweler, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605 -1689, and also with Belgian roots), was one of the early pioneer's of diamond trade with India. In his book "The Six Voyages of Jean-Baptist Tavernier" he documented many historically significant diamond cuts.

Popularity of diamonds has risen since the 19th century because of increased supply, improved cutting and polishing techniques and growth in the world economy. And in our days we at Adin, based in Antwerp - Belgium, are offering the splendours of craftmanship from diamond polishers and goldsmiths of many centuries. This reflects itself in the diamond jewelry we have to offer from the 17th century and onwards.


Antiqually yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be


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2009/12/09

Adin's Antique Jewelry Christmas suggestions

Dear friend,

This time we take the liberty of sending you a mail without any special picture or back-ground information on symbolism, style or era. Just a list of present suggestions. We also would like to inform you that all orders till December 21st are still in time to be delivered before Christmas and that all orders will be specially packed in a free gift wrapping.

Hoping to be at your service with this,
do we remain,

antiqually yours,

The Adin team


Thoughtful and exclusive presents under $500

Antique rings under $500
rings
up to $500
Antique earrings under $500
earrings
up to $500
Antique pendants under $500
pendants
up to $500
Antique brooches under $500
brooches
up to $500
Antique jewelry under $500
all jewelry
up to $500

Thoughtful and exclusive presents between $500 and $1,500

Antique rings between $500 and $1500
rings
up to $1,500
Antique earrings between $500 and $1500
earrings
up to $1,500
Antique pendants between $500 and $1500
pendants
up to $1,500
Antique brooches between $500 and $1500
brooches
up to $1,500
Antique jewelry between $500 and $1500
all jewelry
up to $1,500

Thoughtful and exclusive presents between $1,500 - $5,000

Antique rings between $1500 and $5000
rings
up to $5,000
Antique earrings between $1500 and $5000
earrings
up to $5,000
Antique pendants between $1500 and $5000
pendants
up to $5,000
Antique brooches between $1500 and $5000
brooches
up to $5,000
Antique jewelry between $1500 and $5000
all jewelry
up to $5,000

Thoughtful and exclusive presents between $5,000 - $10,000

Antique rings between $5000 and $10000
rings
up to $10,000
Antique bracelets between $5000 and $10000
bracelets
up to $10,000
Antique pendants between $5000 and $10000
pendants
up to $10,000
Antique brooches between $5000 and $10000
brooches
up to $10,000
Antique jewelry between $5000 and $10000
all jewelry
up to $10,000

Thoughtful and exclusive presents $10,000 and above




Antique rings under $500
rings
$10,000 +
Antique bracelet under $500
bracelets
$10,000 +
Antique necklaces under $500
necklaces
$10,000 +
Antique brooches under $500
brooches
$10,000 +
Antique jewelry under $500
all jewelry
$10,000 +


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2009/12/06

In the hands of the beholder...

Stunning French Art Deco hinged platinum lorgnette with rose cuts and onyx



French Art Deco platinum lorgnette
(a real eye-catcher)


A lorgnette (or face-à-main) is a pair of glasses (or opera glasses) held by a long handle at one side mostly used by the (well-to-do) ladies.

This particular type of lorgnette has a hidden system in its stem that, by moving it slowly down with the tip of your fingers, will release a spring that will open the closed lorgnette with one glass and makes it into a double-glassed lorgnette.

Craftfully worked out in platinum and richly covered with rose cut diamonds and little carré calibrated stones makes this utensil a true jewel.


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Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
www.adin.be

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