2015/01/25

Baroque rose cut diamond ear jewels, about 350 years old!

Baroque rose cut diamond ear jewels

About 350 years old!

Top notch Baroque rose cut diamond ear jewels antique earrings
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Three graduating teardrop shaped high domed rose cut diamonds surmounted by three rose cut diamonds diamonds in a V-shape with additional scrolling, attached to a larger round high domed rose cut diamond. The diamonds are set in a closed silver setting and the edges are decorated with a small lobed border. The pair of earrings is finished with a gold backing, a popular method for this time as the silver made sure the natural sparkle of the diamond is optimized and the gold layer prevents the silver tarnishing the skin. This particular gold backing is rather special because a second decorative border of delicate striations is added.

The additional scrolling on the connecting part, the height of the rose cut diamonds and the double layer of decorative applications to the earrings ensure us that only the highest level of materials and craftsmanship were used in fashioning this pair of earrings. That they stood the test of time in such a good condition is a testimony to this level of excellence.






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2015/01/18

Victorian gold bracelet with Japanese sceneries in damascene technique

Victorian gold bracelet

with Japanese sceneries in damascene technique

High quality gold Victorian bracelet in damascene or zougan or shakudo technique
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First thing noticeable of this magnificent bracelet is the high quality craftsmanship needed to craft the lovely sceneries of each link. Eight little pieces of art, each telling their own story in low relief in various colors of gold.

We have a strong feeling that these scenes refer to one or more (Japanese?) stories or fairy tales, but we were unable to trace back more information on it.

The technique used here is called "Damascening", "zougan" or "shakudo" which is the art of inlaying different metals into one another. The technique has a long history in Japan, where it was used to decorate sword fittings.









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2015/01/11

Artistic daydreams with antique jewelry from The Garden of Adin

A bee or not a bee...

That's the question!

Antique insect brooch gold with rubies and pearls bejeweled bumble bee
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This Victorian insect brooch we believe to be representing a bumble bee. Made in, most probably, Belgium around 1880. Bees are a symbol for diligence and indefatigable effort. Set with Verneuil rubies and half seed pearls this brooch makes a cute shoulder decoration.








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2015/01/04

Oh My! We almost forgot to wish you a Happy New Year!

Oh My!

We almost forgot to wish you a Happy New Year!

Happy new year from www.adin.be fine antique and vintage jewelry
 

So, Happy New Year
and thank you for having the good taste
to call upon our antique jewelry expertise.

 
 
 

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