2014/03/30

Let us color your day...

Let us color your day...

Strong design Art Deco platinum diamond ring from Adin collection of antique and estate jewelry to be found at www.adin.be
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Strong design Art Deco platinum diamond ring

Exquisitely designed Art Deco ring covered with a dazzling 25 old mine cushion brilliant cut diamonds, displaying strong geometric influences. The design, with several smaller rectangles and squares radiating from two larger, central squares is overflowing onto the decorative gallery of the ring, incorporating the whole of the ring and creating a slightly domed effect.








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2014/03/23

One swallow does not make a spring...

One swallow does not make a spring...

(Aristotle 384 – 322 BCE)

Antique Victorian brooch swallow in flight covered with rose cut diamonds from Adin collection of antique and estate jewelry to be found at www.adin.be
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2014/03/16

Love, Destiny and Quality... The Red Thread Through Adin's Antique Jewelry Collection

Love, destiny and quality...

The Red Thread Through Adin's Antique Jewelry Collection

Authentique antique and estate jewelry from Adin at www.antiquejewel.com
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The red thread of destiny is an East Asian belief originating from an old Chinese legend. According to this myth the matchmaker god ties a red cord around the ankles of those that are to meet one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. The two people connected by the red thread are soulmates, destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.

Adin's Antique Jewelry is bound to many strings in various hues of red. To which one are you and your loved one connected?
 








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2014/03/09

Diamond tools through the centuries

Diamond tools through the centuries

Diamond polishing tools through the centuries, from Adin's private tool collection. Adin antique and estate jewelry is to be found at www.adin.be
Collection of antique and estate one-stone engagement rings from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be Collection of antique and estate eternity bands from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
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The machine depicted above is an old diamond saw as they were used since the Industrial Revolution of ca. 1760. A rough diamond is held between two copper rods against a fast rotating copper plate that is covered with diamond powder, thus sawing the diamond. This sawing process would take up to several hours... per single cut!

The use of this device required the expertise and experience of a seasoned craftsman who generally had several saws under his supervision at the same time, and is opposed to modern sawing and cutting techniques which run mostly automatically. The position of the brass ball on the other side of the lever is used to adjust the pressure of the diamond to the rotating blade.

It is because of this manual labor that older cut diamonds aren’t always as perfectly symmetrical as their modern cut counterparts. To us, the standards of cutting that apply to modern cut diamonds, are in no way transferable to old-cuts. Moreover at Adin we find that it is exactly these little "flaws" (by modern standards) that remind us of the artisanal way of the old days and what gives antique jewelry its charm.
 



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2014/03/02

Lollipop, Lollipop, Oh Lolli Lolli Lolli...

Lollipop Lollipop

French Art Deco large Verneuil ruby and diamond engagement ring from Adin collection of antique and estate jewelry to be found at www.adin.be
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Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop Lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop Lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
"pop"



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