2012/10/29

An "expert" opinion on SAPPHIRES

An "expert" opinion on

SAPPHIRES

Elegant Victorian sapphire and diamond engagement ring gold and platinum ring from the antique jewelry collection of Adin Antique Jewelry Store, Antwerp, Belgium
(Click the picture to see all our antique sapphire jewelry.)
 

Recently we found an antique book on gemstones written by what we consider to be an "expert". We just would like to share with you some of his revealing insights. On sapphires he writes:

"When a man is imposing his love on a woman, and he is obnoxious to her, thus she should pour wine over a sapphire three times and give him this to drink, with or without his will while pronouncing the following Latin adage: “Ego vinum hoc ardentibus viribus super te fundo, sicut Deus splendarem tuum, praevaricante angelo, astra xit ut ita amorem libidinis ardentis viri huius de mesabstrahas.”

This translates freely to: ”This wine with burning powers I thee pour, as God extinguishes the sparkling halo of the fallen angel. Likewise, it will extinguish the burning lust of this man for me”.

Perhaps important to mention is that we do NOT endorse this information. We rather suggest that any man who is in love with a woman, would offer the woman of his dreams an antique sapphire ring and then have a few glasses of wine together.

Some more revealing insights on other gemstones from our new found "expert" will follow soon.
 
 

 
Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be










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2012/10/24

Hide and seek in The Garden of Adin - Find the Hyacinth

Hide and seek in The Garden of Adin

Find the Hyacinth

Art Deco platinum engagement ring set with warm colored hyacint - natural zirkon - from the antique jewelry collection of Adin Antique Jewelry Store, Antwerp, Belgium
(Click the picture for more info on this ring)
 
A lot has been written about gemstones by experts and “experts”. Some articles we find to be very informative and serious, but there are also a lot of cute stories around. And we would like to share some of the cute info we found on the stone pictured here, the Hyacinth.

"The hyacinth is seen as protection against arroused cardiac activity and fever as well as protection to bite and sting poison from malicious insects and amphibians. In order to quench the fever and restlessness, the hyacinth is crushed into a fine powder and given to the sick in small doses from time to time."

Perhaps important to mention is that we do NOT endorse this information and we strongly advise NOT to crush this beautiful piece. Some more cute insights from this "expert" on other gemstones will follow soon.
 
 
 

Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be










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2012/10/22

Scary Bracelet

Scary Bracelet

MOOOOOHAHAHAHAAAAH

Characteristic red gold Retro tank bracelet with rubies from the antique jewelry collection of Adin Antique Jewelry Store, Antwerp, Belgium
(Not scared yet? Click the picture for more excitement!)
 

Tank bracelet - The bracelet pictured is a so-called tank bracelet. This, because its design is based on the caterpillars of a tank; a typical motif for bracelets in the Retro period.

The strong geometrical shapes of the Retro style (ca.1940-1950) shows how strongly influenced it is by its predecessor: the Art Deco style. Using the same type and language of geometrical shapes but with bolder heavier lines and shapes. Typical for the Retro style are the often used carré cut ruby or sapphire stones.

The bracelet we present here is a typical child of its time.... and that's what antique and estate jewelry should be all about: That a piece fully represents the time it was made in.

Hmmmmm, when you think about it... actually not scary at all.
 
 

 

Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be










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2012/10/17

Adin's Carat Weight Watchers Club proudly presents: "The Antique Jewelry Diet Supplement"

Adin's Carat Weight Watchers Club
proudly presents:

The Antique Jewelry Diet Supplement

Estate one stone diamond engagement ring platinum solitair ring from the antique jewelry collection of Adin Antique Jewelry Store, Antwerp, Belgium
(Click the picture to start counting the carats.)
 

The New Diet Everyone is Talking About!

ANTWERP, October 17 - A recent published study by The Adin Scientific Center for Physical and Mental Welfare suggests that all diets, regardless of their macronutrient content, are more than positively affected by Adin's Antique Jewelry Diet Supplement®.

The idea behind the Adin Antique Jewelry Diet Supplement® is simple yet effective: reward yourself with a piece of Adin antique jewelry whenever you achieve a certain target weight. According to Adin's chief scientist Dr. Elkan Wijnberg, results of multiple clinical tests show the statistically significant benefit of this new diet.

Indulge yourself with 
Adin Antique Jewelry Diet Supplement
100% satisfaction guaranteed!
 
 
 
Antiqualy yours,
The Adin team
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2012/10/14

Lucky Opal

Lucky opal

 
Estate opal engagement ring diamond sapphire platinum from the antique jewelry collection of Adin Antique Jewelry Store, Antwerp, Belgium
(Click here to get to this beauty.)
 
Already back some 1000 years ago, in the Middle Ages, opal was considered to be a stone that would bring luck because it had all the colors of all the other gemstones in it. It was also believed that when wrapping an opal in a fresh bay leaf, one would turn invisible when wearing it.

Though we do not endorse the latter statement, we do believe the person who will get this opal ring will be very lucky.
 
 
Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
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2012/10/09

Hissing snakes and shimmering serpents playing hide and seek in The Garden of Adin

Hissing snakes and shimmering serpents

playing hide and seek in The Garden of Adin

 

Victorian snake ring or serpent coiled around the finger set with old mine cut from the antique jewelry collection of Adin Antique Jewelry Store, Antwerp, Belgium
(Click the picture to see all our antique snake jewelry.)

 

Snakes and serpents - One of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols in various cultures is the snake or serpent. Symbol of fertility, immortality, wisdom, intelligence and healing, the snake has always been adjusted many positive (and negative) characteristics.

Therefore it should not come as a surprise that they always were a rich source of inspiration for goldsmiths and jewelers over the ages. At Adin we have a nice collection of snake jewelry, mostly made at the end of the 19th Century. Come and take a look.

 

 

Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
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2012/10/07

Autumn Art Deco Beauties in The Garden of Adin

Autumn Art Deco Beauties

 

Art Deco blood coral ring diamond black onyx French jewelry from the antique jewelry collection of Adin Antique Jewelry Store, Antwerp, Belgium
(Click the picture to read much more about this beautiful Art Deco ring.)

 

In The Garden of Adin

The trees are in their autumn beauty
The woodland paths are dry
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky
Upon the brimming water
among the precious stones
Season's doing its yearly duty
bringing us all the autumn color tones.


The Wild Swans at Coole
William Butler Yeats - 1919

(freely adapted)

 

 

Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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2012/10/04

Instant Antique Earrings

Instant Antique Earrings
in handy blister pack

The complete antique earrings collection of Adin Antique Jewelry, Antwerp, Belgium
(Click the picture to see all our antique earrings jewelry)

ANTWERP, October 04 - Along with instant chicken soup, instant coffee, instant oven cleaners, instant pain relief, it was only a matter of time before instant antique earrings made their international debut. Researchers at "The Adin™ Research Center for Relationship Welfare" came out with this brand new invention in a handy blister pack.

According to Adin's Chief researcher Elkan Wijnberg, non-clinical testing show promising results and although still in testing phase, "Adin™ Instant Antique Earrings" will be launched in the near future. Till then, antique earrings have to be bought per pair at www.adin.be.

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Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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2012/10/03

Take me to that candy store!

Take me to that candy store!

 

Large collection of original antique and estate rings from the antique jewelry collection of Adin Antique Jewelry Store, Antwerp, Belgium
(Click the picture to see all our antique rings and estate rings.)

 

 

 

Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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