2013/05/26

From goddess to femme fatale, female portrayal through the centuries

From goddess to femme fatale

Female portrayal through the centuries

Antique painted miniature enameled pin diamond from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€4,450
High quality Art Nouveau pendant and brooch with plique a jour enamel from the forties from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€18,500

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Romantic brooch pendant with painted miniature on ivory and paste stones from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€3,750
French Victorian hard stone cameo brooch pendant from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€2,750
Art Nouveau floral gold pin Lady profile signed Zacha from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€4,250
Plique ajour enamel Art Nouveau brooch from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€3,750
Victorian enameled brooch goddess Minerva from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€2,750
Georgian painted miniature in red gold pendant from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
Decorative Art Nouveau bar brooch with rose cut diamonds and sapphire from the forties from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€2,350
Picture of Sara Montiel in blue hardstone from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
 
Noble ladies from the Garden of Adin 

A wife in precious metal who can find?
She is worth far more with rubies or other gems.
Her admirers have full confidence in her
and lack nothing of value.
She brings good, not harm,
all the days of their life.

 
(Freely inspired by Proverbs 31:10-31 "The Wife of Noble Character")
 
 
 

Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be










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2013/05/19

Plique ajour enamel earrings from The Garden of Adin, where true beauty and splendour meet

Plique ajour enamel earrings

from The Garden of Adin

where true beauty and splendour meet

Plique ajour enamel Art Nouveau stained glass window earrings emaille a fenetre the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
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Art Nouveau long pendent earrings - Art Nouveau as how you want it to be. The two rectangular enameled plates are made in a very special way; the so-called plique ajour enameling technique. Plique ajour comes from the French "plique-à-jour" meaning "braid letting in daylight". It is a very challanging vitreous enamelling technique where the enamel is applied in cells to give it a stained glass appearance.

However these earrings were not born as earrings. Most likely they started their life as decorative parts in a chain or dog-collar necklace in the Art Nouveau period, somewhere between 1890 and 1900. But when we bought them they were mounted together in one brooch. This brooch (actually more a bulky gold framework with a needle at the back) had all the characteristics from being made somewhere between 1930 and 1950 and was specially made to hold the two plaques.

And because the framework wasn't original and doing not much justice to the high quality of the original Art Nouveau work, we decided to remount them in a setting that would do them justice. So our master goldsmith carefully seperated them from their bulky framework and designed a refined mounting that would render their true beauty. He did so, inspired by the Art Nouveau style and imagining what and how a goldsmith from the Art Nouveau period would design them. The result is astonishing!


 

Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be










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2013/05/13

Ode to the ear and its jewel

Ode to the ear and its jewel


What merry fairy, oh pretty, delicious ear,
gave thee the power through centuries to maintain
a charm that soothes dull care, and laughs at pain.
A power sad ears to vitalize and cheer?

Thy chaste earlobe with chandelier,
or gems so crystal clear.
Centuries, histories eager to be worn again,
with true passion and even a little vain,
it's a pact for many a year,
as love token or souvenir.



Freely inspired by "Ode to beer" by Francis Saltus Saltus (1849-1889)
 
Antique jewelry French Victorian gold earring from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€195
Victorian crescent moon flowery gold set, earrings and brooch from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€695

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Decorative gold Victorian earrings from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€325
Interesting gold Victorian earrings from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€275
Charming frivolous gold Victorian earrings from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€285
Dutch antique earrings Victorian bi-color gold with real orient half seed pearl from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€315
Antique flowers gold drop earrings pearls 18kt gold from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€395
 
 

Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be










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2013/05/05

Adin Antique Jewelry at Facebook

Do you know we are on Facebook too?

If you like us, you can "Like" us.

Gold estate ring, bejeweled hedgehog set with diamonds and multi colored semi precious stones from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
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Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be










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