2010/08/29

Let's write it in the book of love!

Let's write it in the book of love!


Truly magnificent early Victorian gold love pendant with forget-me-nots and roses
(as most of the Adin pictures, this also is a non-edited true picture)

Georgian gold love pendant

Look what we found! A truly magnificent early Victorian gold love pendant with forget-me-nots and roses in the shape of a book. Inside there is a compartment where still a lock of hair is kept. On the outside of the locket on both sides we see a little bouquet of flowers, rosesand forget-me-nots and when looking close we can even recognize a little butterfly.


Antique jewelry object group: lockets and pendants

Country of origin: France

Style: Georgian

Period: ca. 1820

Source of inspiration: Mother nature (see also flower symbolism)

Theme: book

Material: 18K tri-color (red, yellow, green) gold

Technique: Granulation is a technique where the goldsmith uses very small balls (granules) of metal, which are not soldered to the piece but welded. This technique demand very high skills and precision from the maker.

Extra information: Although not certain, the light blue color used in this jewel could refer to the color of the forget-me-not flower, a popular color used among lovers.

Precious stones: eight turquoises

Birthstones: Turquoise is the birthstone (or month stone) for December.

Hallmarks: The French control mark representing an ram's head that was in use in France from about 1817.

Condition: excellent condition

Dimensions: 3.04 cm (1.20 inch) x 2.42 cm (0.95 inch)

Weight: 19.80 gram (12.73 dwt)

Reference Nº: 10165-0470




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2010/08/22

Heavenly tranquilizer from the Garden of Adin

Heavenly tranquilizer
from the Garden of Adin


Charming Art Deco diamond platinum pendant
(as most of the Adin pictures, this also is a non-edited true picture)


Charming Art Deco diamond platinum pendant

Antique jewelry object group: pendants

Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.

Style: Art Deco

Period: ca. 1920

Material: platinum

Diamonds: One old brilliant cut diamond with an estimated weight of approx. 0.50 crt. and three old mine brilliant cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.22 crt.

Total diamond weight: approx. 0.72 crt.

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

Condition: excellent condition

Dimensions: height pendant 3.57 cm (1.41 inch), length necklace 33.00 cm (12.99 inch)

Weight: 3.50 gram (2.25 dwt)

Reference Nº: 09306-4275



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2010/08/15

Recipes d'Amour: The "oh la la" soup

Recipes d'Amour
The "oh la la" soup

Bulky Retro style bracelet with real rubies, Italian made
(as most of the Adin pictures, this also is a non-edited true picture)


"La nouvelle cuisine d'Adin"
proudly presents:
Onion Summer Bracelet Soup


The secret trick to the great Adin French Onion Summer Bracelet Soup is starting with good beef stock. Another important point of attention is the proper caramelization of the onions. Caramelizing onions take at least half an hour of slow cooking the onions over medium high heat. The browning (or caramelizing) of the onions brings out the sweetness in them.

Ingredients

* 6 large red (or yellow) onions, peeled and thinly sliced.
* Olive oil
* 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 8 cups of beef stock, chicken stock, or a combination of the two
* 1/2 cup of dry vermouth or dry white wine
* 1 bay leaf
* 1/4 teaspoon of dry thyme
* Salt and pepper
* 8 slices of toasted French bread
* 1 1/2 cups of grated Swiss Gruyere with a little grated Parmesan cheese
* one antique bracelet (a nice estate or vintage bracelet can do too)

Method

1) Put on the bracelet before you start cooking.
2) Sauté the onions in the olive oil in a large saucepan on medium high heat until well browned (not burned!) about half an hour (or longer). Add the sugar about 10 minutes into the process to help with the carmelization.
3) Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Then add the stock, vermouth (or wine), bay leaf, and thyme. Cover partially and simmer until the flavors are well blended, for another 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and take out the bay leaf.
4) Serve either in individual oven-proof soup bowls or one large casserole dish. Ladle the soup into the bowls or casserole dish, cover with the toast and sprinkle with cheese. Put under the broiler for 10 minutes at 180 degrees Celcius (350 degrees Fahrenheit), or until the cheese bubbles and is slightly browned. Serve immediately.

Reason for the bracelet in this recipe?
Why not? Any reason to wear antique and estate jewelry is a good one.


Preparation time: ca. 75 min
Grade of difficulty: easy
Calories per portion: definitely



Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
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2010/08/08

Recipes d'Amour: How do you like your eggs in the morning?

Recipes d'Amour
How do you like your eggs in the morning?


Diamond estate bracelet with over 10 carats of high class quality brilliants
(as most of the Adin pictures, this also is a non-edited true picture)


"la nouvelle cuisine d'Adin"
proudly presents:
An effectual egg recipe


Ingredients:
1 egg
1 estate bracelet

Method:
boil egg for 3 till 5 minutes

Serve:
Hot or cold with bracelet decorated around it.

Preparation time: ca. 5 min
Grade of difficulty: easy

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 large
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77Calories Fat 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.28g8%
Saturated Fat 1.627g8%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.704g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.03g
Cholesterol 211mg70%
Sodium 139mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 0.56g0%
Sugars 0.56g
Potein 6.26g
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium2%
White Gold 27.1g75%
Diamonds 245 pcs10.34 crt
Aesthetics100%
* Percent Daily Values are based on an average diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your jewelry needs.



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The Adin team
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2010/08/01

Recipes d'Amour: Broche à l'orange

Recipes d'Amour
Broche à l'orange


Typical fifties bejeweled golden bird brooch made in France
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"La nouvelle cuisine d'Adin"
proudly presents:
Brooch with freshly squeezed orange juice




Ingredients:
some oranges
1 Adin estate brooch (can be antique too)

Method:
cut oranges in half
squeeze oranges until all juice is drained out

Serve:
Best cold in glas with brooch in gift box aside.


Preparation time: ca. 5 min
Grade of difficulty: easy

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 249 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 2mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 27g9%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 21g

Protein 2g
Vitamin A5%
Vitamin C161%
Calcium2%
Gold75%
Diamonds6%
Aesthetics100%
* Percent Daily Values are based on an average diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your jewelry needs.



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The Adin team
www.adin.be





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