2010/03/30

The bird with the golden eggs

The bird with the golden eggs

Signed and numbered Faberge gold enameled egg pendant with diamonds


Easter in Garden of Adin

One day a countryman going to the nest of his goose found there an egg of pure gold. Every morning the same thing occurred, and he soon became rich by selling his eggs. As he grew rich he grew greedy; and thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find, — nothing. (Æsop's fables, Sixth century B.C.)

The Gardener of Adin also has the good fortune to possess a bird which lays a golden egg every now and then. Lucky as he is, he read Æsop's fable which prevents him from being greedy and keeps him satisfied with what he has and hasn't. And any other farmer alike, the Gardener presents his eggs on the market where the Adin-followers have the possibility to purchase it.






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2010/03/26

First Plover's Egg found! (in the Garden of Adin)

First Plover's Egg found! (in the Garden of Adin)

Extravagant estate engagement ring with one 6 crt bulky stone


The sign of springtime!


ANTWERP, March 28 (Reuters) - In Friesland, the Northern part of Holland, it is an old tradition to offer the first found plover's egg in the springtime to the Queen. This first found egg (called in Dutch: "eerste kievitsei") is a symbol for the beginning of the springtime. So, still today although forbidden in the rest of Europe but allowed in Friesland on cultural historical grounds, people hunt for the first egg.

The Gardener of Adin, not aware of this yearly contest, stumbled upon a nest full of eggs when weeding the Garden of Adin, becoming the unintentional winner of this folkloric event.




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2010/03/21

"The Magical Abracadabra pendant"

The Adin Museum Of Fairy Tale Artifacts proudly presents:

Victorian pendant in neo-Egyptian style with esoteric abracadabra text by Victor Hugo



"The Magical Abracadabra pendant"

Once upon a time... a long long time ago, people used to hang a piece of parchment around their neck with the word Abracadabra written down in a triangular pattern to be protected from various diseases and to be cured of fever to lead the evil energy to the ground.

The first known mention of the word ABRACADABRA was in the 2nd century AD in a Roman poem called "De Medicina Praecepta". Abracadabra sounds as the Aramaic word “Abrahadabra” which roughly translates into "I will create as I speak." it could also derive from the Hebrew “Abreg ad hãbra” meaning “strike dead with thy lightning”.

On the other side of the pendant we can read "De vos mains grossières, Parmi des poussières, Écrivez, sorcières : Abracadabra" which translates to “Witches with your raugh hands, write in the dust : Abracadabra”. This is from a text from Victor Hugo's “Odes et ballades 14”. Victor Hugo is also the author of the famous “Les Miserables”.

This pendant is simply loaded with symbolism. We also can recognize a double headed bird and two flying scarabs. Not that we know the symbolic link with the turquoise that is used but we are pretty sure it has been used for some symbolic reason too.






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2010/03/14

Shining and glittering in the candlelight

The Adin Museum Of Fairy Tale Artifacts proudly presents:


Antique rose cut diamond jewelry by Adin, antique jewelry, Antwerp

"Shining and glittering in the candlelight"


Once upon a time... a long long time ago, soirées (French for... "soirees") were illuminated by romantic glimmering candlelight, smelly oil lamps and asphyxiating smothering torches. And all the people were happy (deep sigh) and their pieces of jewelry set with rose cut diamonds were shining and sparkling as beautiful as can be...

To many antique jewelry experts, this is the reason why goldsmiths of those days used rose cut diamonds; so the jewels would sparkle better in the candle light. To prove this, the Adin Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts is showcasing some of their rose cut diamond jewelry in a candlelight environment. There remains the question that in what other than the light of candles, oil lamps and torches rose cut diamonds had to sparkle, since there wasn't any electricity yet.





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2010/03/08

The Romantic French



The Adin Museum Of Fairy Tale Artifacts proudly presents:

Big old cut diamond toi and moi engagement ring late Victorian early Art Nouveau



"The Romantic French"

Once upon a time... in the center of the world, in the center of the universe there was a country that, just for this story's sake, we will call France. The people who lived there were romantic as can be. All the things they did had a certain “Je ne sais quoi”. For example “love” they wouldn't simply call it “love” but they called it “ l'amour ”.... awwwhhhh they were so romantic!

From this romantic perspective they invented a special shaped ring, reflecting the intense relationship between two people and they called this ring the “Toi et Moi”... (You and Me). It is not surprising that the Adin Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts has been on the hunt to get these rings into its collection. And it is with great pride that we can show you this collection by clicking on the above depicted “Toi et Moi” ring.




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