2016/07/24

Summertime In The Garden of Adin, And the livin' is easy...

Summertime In The Garden of Adin

And the livin' is easy...

Click the picture to get to see this French Art Deco gold and platinum diamond sapphire estate engagement ring

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Art Deco

Abstract motives and geometrical forms are quite typical for the Art Deco period. Art Deco moved away from the soft pastels and organic forms of its style predecessor, Art Nouveau, and embraced influences from many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, and Futurism.

Its popularity peaked in Europe during the Roaring Twenties and continued strongly in the United States through the 1930s. Although many design movements have political or philosophical roots or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative.
 
 




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2016/07/17

Summertime In The Garden of Adin...and the livin' is easy...

Summertime In The Garden of Adin

And the livin' is easy...

Click the picture to get to see this Victorian antique ring with stone cameo and rose cut diamonds. Très élégant!

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Cameo

Cameo is a method of carving, or an item of jewellery or vessel made in this manner. It features a raised (positive) relief image. There are three main materials for Cameo carving; Shells or Agate (called a Hardstone cameo), and glass.

Cameos can be produced by setting a carved relief, such as a portrait, onto a background of a contrasting colour. This is called an assembled cameo. Alternately, a cameo can be carved directly out of a material with integral layers or banding, such as (banded) agate or layered glass, where different layers have different colours. Sometimes dyes are used to enhance these colours.

Cameos are often worn as jewellery. Stone cameos of great artistry were made in Greece dating back as far as the 6th century BC. They were very popular in Ancient Rome, and one of the most famous stone cameos from this period is the Gemma Claudia made for the Emperor Claudius. The technique has since enjoyed periodic revivals, notably in the early Renaissance, and again in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
 
 








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2016/07/10

French antique gold necklace with enamel, so-called collier d'esclave - 200 years old!

French antique gold necklace with enamel

so-called collier d'esclave - ca. 1810

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Collier d'esclavage

Esclavage is French and literally it means slavery. We'll leave it to your imagination to give an interpretation to this naming. It is a type of necklace composed of three or more chains or strings of beads or jewels in which the chains or strings hang approximately equidistant from each other. They were worn in Normandy as peasant jewelry in the mid-18th century. Such jewels were in many regions of France the most beautiful jewel offered by the bridegroom to his bride the day of their wedding. The definition of 'collier esclavage' appears for the first time in the 'Dictionnaire de Trévoux' in 1752. This necklace knows a very large geographical diffusion. In Normandy the gold pieces were often engraved. A collier d'esclave is an extremely rare article to find and we are proud to be able to offer one here.
 
 








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2016/07/03

Summertime In The Garden of Adin And the livin' is easy...

Summertime In The Garden of Adin

And the livin' is easy...

Click the picture to get to see this truly magnificent Art Deco platinum diamond ring brooch

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Truly magnificent Art Deco platinum diamond ring brooch


This platinum Art Deco brooch from 1930 resembles one of Cupid's arrows that is bending over backwards into an enclosed circle to find its goal. Imagine how the 182 ajour-set diamonds in various cuts will spark from the feather fletching over the bottom emerald cut diamond and back again when hitting your heart. The lustre of the marquise cut diamonds with the pear shaped one on top is only the beginning before they reach their goddess of love.
  






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