2014/07/27

In The Garden of Adin time flies, and bejeweled flies too

In The Garden of Adin...

Time flies, and bejeweled flies too

Vintage gold bar brooch with bejeweled fly
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Vintage gold bar brooch with bejeweled fly









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2014/07/20

Summer in The Garden Of Adin, Art Deco ring with peridot

Summer in The Garden Of Adin

Perfect weather to play hide and seek

Art Deco platinum diamond ring with peridot
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Art Deco ring with peridot









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2014/07/13

Antique Russian Brooch

Antique Russian Brooch

Russian antique brooch mandoline or domra with rose cut diamonds and enamel
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An exquisite depiction of a Russian mandoline or domra brooch. Rendered in a combination of 14K red gold and silver and features diamond, ruby and pearl details as well as enamel inlay ornamentation. The body of the mandoline and the ribbon attached are executed in silver, set with a row of diamonds as are the soundhole and the decorations under the bridge. The top and bottom bridges are decorated with cabochon ruby bridgepins. Next to the chords on the body, two seed pearls and two blue enamel inlay details are added.

This antique jewel bears pre-revolution Russian hallmarks for 14K gold. Hallmarked in Transcaucasia, known because of the letter 'O' in the hallmark. This hallmark was used between 1908 and the Russian Revolution in 1917. Furthermore we found a French control mark that indicates that the piece has been imported into France....

If this piece could only talk... What amazing story would we hear.








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2014/07/07

Art Nouveau brooch symbolizing a new beginning

Art Nouveau Brooch

Symbolizing a new beginning.

Art Nouveau brooch womans head with snowdrops symbolizing a new beginning
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Some info on the style Art Nouveau:
Art Nouveau (French for New Style) is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art - especially the decorative arts - that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905). The name "Art Nouveau" is French for "new art". It is also known as Jugendstil, German for "youth style", named after the magazine Jugend, which promoted it, and in Italy, Stile Liberty from the department store in London, Liberty & Co., which popularised the style, and in Holland as "Sla-olie-stijl", Dutch for "salad oil style" after a advertisement poster for this product that was made in that style.



Some info on the flower used as ornament:
Snowdrops - At the end of the winter when nature seems dead and the earth shrunk by cold, as an emblem of promise and consolation, the snowdrop is the first to announce spring and long bright days to come.



A cute history:
The Russian Empress Catherine The Great (1729-1796) was a great lover of snowdrops. Once she installed a guard to save a particularly large snowdrop to prevent it from being plucked. The guard post remained there even when the reason why was long forgotten. Many decades later, Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881) noticed this guard post and wondered why there was a guard post while there was nothing to protect, it was then that the original reason was recovered.






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