2010/07/25

So sorry dear, I couldn't get you nicer flowers!

So sorry dear,
I couldn't get you nicer flowers!

(but I think the wrapping band makes up for it a bit)

Extreme decorative Art Retro/Fifties gold bangle set with diamonds and sapphires
(as most of the Adin pictures, this also is a non-edited true picture)


Decorative Art Retro/Fifties gold bangle
set with diamonds and sapphires

Country of origin: Belgium

Style: Something between Art Retro and Fifties (of the twentieth century)

Style specifics: Retro Style is a recent designation for the period in the forties when large scale, stylized geometric forms, drapes, bows or ribbons were all the rage. Pink Gold, set with colored stones, sometimes in floral forms was common. But this type of jewelry is also very specific for the fifties of the twenthieth century.

Period: ca. 1950

Theme: belt

Material: platinum and 18K yellow gold

Diamonds: 16 semi-modern brilliant cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 1.28 crt. Their cut is semi-modern as the stones are polished around 1950 which means that although to today's standards they are considered to be modern brilliant cuts, their cullet (the point at the bottom) are still polished flat. Three single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.12 crt.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.

Total diamond weight: approx. 1.40 crt.

Precious stones: 25 sapphires

Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and sapphire for September.

Hallmarks: "950pt" indicating a platinum alloy of 95%, 750 indicating 18K gold and the outer shape of the master mark is in the shape of a barrel and was taken in use in Belgium since 1952.

Condition: excellent condition

Dimensions: inner circumference 19.50 cm (7.68 inch)

Weight: 52.00 gram (33.44 dwt)

Reference NÂș: 10105-4294



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The Adin team
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2010/07/17

Recipes d'Amour with vitamin boosters from the Garden of Adin

Recipes d'Amour
with vitamin boosters from the Garden of Adin

Charming late Victorian engagement ring with moonstone and old mine cut diamonds
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"La nouvelle cuisine d'Adin"
proudly presents:
Orange Paprika Summer Soup



Ingredients:
1 kilo orange paprika's
½ kilo carrots
little bulb fresh ginger
one onion
poultry stock

For decoration:
sour cream
fresh chervil
as many antique rings as you wish

Method:
process the paprika, carrots and ginger through a juice extractor
cut up the onion and fry in olive oil
add the juice and stock
(no need to add water)
boil for a bit
spice up with salt, pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper

Serve:
hot or cold with sour cream and chervil on top and antique ring(s) aside.
Enjoy!

Preparation time: ca. 45 min
Grade of difficulty: easy
Calories per portion: probably


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The Adin team
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2010/07/11

Recipes d'Amour using fresh fruits from the Garden of Adin

Recipes d'Amour
using fresh fruits from the Garden of Adin

Late Victorian diamond engagement ring with two one carat stones and orient pearl


"La nouvelle cuisine d'Adin"
proudly presents:
Red Currant Cheesecake


For the Filling:
8 small jam filled Swiss rolls, cut into thick slices
1800 g mascarpone
16 tbsp red currant jelly, melted
900 g caster sugar
16 medium eggs, separated
1200 ml whipping cream
120 g powdered gelatine
24 tbsp water
920 g red currants, washed

For the topping:
1200 ml whipping cream

For Decoration:
400 g red currants, washed
1 antique ring


Method:
Arrange the roll slices in the bottom of a greased springform, making sure that they completely cover the bottom.
Filling:
Soften the cheese in a large mixing bowl. Beat in the red currant jelly, half of the sugar, the egg yolks and cream.
Combine gelatine and water in a small saucepan and stir until the gelatine has dissolved and then beat the gelatine into the cheese mixture. Remove from heat and leave to set.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then whisk in the remaining sugar. Fold into the cheese mixture and add the currants. Toss to combine and then spoon the mixture into the prepared springform. Chill for 3 hours.

Topping:
Whip the cream until stiff and pipe or swirl on top of the cheesecake.

Decorate with red currants and finish with pictured ring. Success guaranteed!

Preparation time: ca. 45 min
Grade of difficulty: easy
Calories per portion: don't ask


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Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
www.adin.be




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2010/07/04

Summer in the Garden of Adin

Summer in the Garden of Adin

Cute late Victorian, early Art Nouveau animalistic gold lizard ring with emerald
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Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment...
a little makes the way of the best happiness.

(Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900)





Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
www.adin.be





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