2013/03/24

We proudly present: our collection of high quality Art Retro rings

We proudly present:

our collection of high quality Art Retro rings

Impressive Retro ring with big old brilliant cut diamond and carre rubies from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€3,150
Very strong design handmade Retro ring with diamonds and rubies from the forties from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€2,750

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Typical bi-color gold estate Retro ring with rubies and rose cut diamonds from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€2,650
Extrovert and stylish red gold vintage Art Retro ring with diamonds and rubies from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€2,350
AStrong design gold Retro cocktail ring with diamonds, estate ring from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€3,250
Charming red gold retro ring with rubies and diamonds from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€1,850
Sturdy pink gold retro ring with rose cut diamonds and carre cut rubies from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€1,975
 



Retro jewelry (1935-1950) - The Retro style was strongly influenced by its predecessor: the Art Deco style. Using the same type and language of geometrical shapes but with bolder heavier lines, shapes and stones. Typical for the Retro style is its imitation of three dimensional folds of fabric with the ribbon bow as its most popular motif, often highlighted in the center with a calibré cut ruby or sapphire knot (mostly lab-produced stones were used (see also Verneuil rubies and sapphires) and diamonds in various cuts as white accents. Another typical motif for this period is the tankbracelet (based on a tank caterpillars).

That gold regained its popularity during the Retro period was due to the fact that platinum was not available to the goldsmiths and jewellers since this was being used for the war effort. This was the main reason that during the Retro period different colors of gold became popular - yellow gold was combined with rose gold and green gold in striking combinations. Imagine, in France goldsmiths worked with no less then 27 shades of colors of gold!

The most popular gemstones seen in the Retro style are aquamarine, citrine, topaz, large cabochon-cut rubies and sapphires (including star stones), golden beryl, peridots and tourmaline. Not uncommonly, gems used were exceptionally large in order to reflect the scale of the jewelry.  


 
 

Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be










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2013/03/17

We proudly present: our collection of high quality Art Deco diamond pendants

We proudly present:

our collection of high quality Art Deco diamond pendants

Art Deco diamond Princess necklace dangle pendant from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€3,450
Art Deco Edwardian natural pearls Princess necklace from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€14,500

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Art Deco pendant with big old mine cut diamond from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€4,750
Rich estate art deco diamond pin brooch with diamond pendant hanging down from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€6,250
Art Deco Edwardian pear diamond solitaire pendant, flowery design from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€6,250
Platinum Art Deco diamond pendant necklace with big briolette cut pendant from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€17,500
Art Deco pendant with typical Art Deco color combination white green and black from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€2,650
 

Diamond is the birthstone for the month of April, and besides being the most popular gemstone, it is also the anniversary gem for the 10th and 60th years of marriage.

Even though the diamond is the hardest of all gemstones known to man, it is the simplest in composition: it is common carbon. The ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were splinters of stars fallen to earth. It was even said by some that they were the tears of the Gods or perhaps crystallized lightning or hardened dew drops. The exact origin of diamonds remained something of a mystery for centuries.

In ancient times only kings wore diamonds as a symbol of strength, courage and invincibility. Over the centuries, the diamond acquired its unique status as the ultimate gift of love. It was said that Cupid's arrows were tipped with diamonds which have a magic that nothing else can ever quite equal.

But you don't need to wait for Cupid to aim his arrow on your loved one, check out yourself our unique collection of original Art Deco diamond pendants to find your ultimate love gift.  


 
 

Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be










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2013/03/10

Paradise-like Pastries decorated with antique jewelry

Paradise-like Pastries

decorated with antique jewelry

Click here to see the decorative gold Victorian pendant and brooch with big old mine cut diamond from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be Click here to see the Russian malachite articulated bracelet from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
Click here to see the antique flowers gold link bracelet 18kt yellow gold from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be Click here to see the magnificent white gold estate Retro double clips with diamonds from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
Click here to see the Art Deco diamond Princess necklace white gold from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be Click here to see the set of three French gold lapel pins signed Sterlé from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
Click here to see the elegant platinum brooch and pendant in Garland style from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be Click here to see the diamond estate ring with big imperial topaz from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
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Antwerp, March 10th - In yet another attempt to stimulate the sales of their antique jewelry, The Adin Research Center for Antique Jewelry Commercialisation this time came up with the brilliant idea of hiring a new sales manager. Unfortunately the background of this sweet man was not checked thoroughly and it turned out that the only place he had worked before was in a pastry palace.

The only person happy with this choice, besides the pastrymaker, was Adin's photographer.


 

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The Adin team
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2013/03/03

Paparazzi plague, even in The Garden of Adin !

Paparazzi plague

even in The Garden of Adin !

Antique silver ring with diamonds and rubies depicting sunbathing woman in The Garden of Adin from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
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Last week, an online magazine published what appeared to be photos of the Gardener's wife sunbathing in southern part of The Garden of Adin, prompting strong condemnation from various directions.

Adin official, Mr.Elkan Wijnberg condemned the decision to publish the images. "Mrs.Gardener of Adin had every expectation of privacy in their remote garden. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them. We are busy investigating the case and legal steps are being considered." he said.

 
 
 

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The Adin team
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