2017/06/25

A touch of history..... Antique Victorian diamond necklace

A touch of history.....

Antique Victorian diamond necklace

Click the picture to get to see this antique Victorian diamond necklace.
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From the first glance it seems obvious that this frivolous red gold backed necklace fits just elegantly around the neck as a garland of six larger flowers alternating with six smaller ones. As three more flower pairs with dangling triplets drape from this blooming aura, an abundance of foil-set rose cut diamonds encrusted in silver shimmer illustriously. However, there's more to this intriguing piece than meets the eye...

Every antique jewel exudes history, but on top of that this enchanting necklace from around 1850 has also a modern story to tell about what jewellery can symbolize for a family.

We were honoured to purchase this jewel from the heirs of a jeweller, who crafted this unique necklace out of his personal collection of four pairs of antique Flemish earrings. To find one complete pair of this type of earrings is incredibly rare, let alone having four pairs. Furthermore, all of his daughters were truly shining on each of their wedding days while wearing their father's creation.

Although it isn't a custom of ours to offer redesigned/remodelled pieces, the way this jewel came to be is uttermost charming: initiated by a passion for antique jewellery, fueled by the vision and craftsmanship of a jeweller and truly ignited by the love of a father.

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2017/06/18

The Doves of Pliny

The Doves of Pliny

After the classical mosaic by Sosus of Pergamon dating back from the 2nd century BC

Click the picture to get to see this magnificent antique cameo bracelet with presentation of so-called Doves of Pliny.
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As three downey doves are sunbathing from the rim of a basin while one is gracefully drinking in this picturesque cameo, this 14K yellow gold bracelet from around 1850 splatters history all over our Garden of Adin.

This exact composition of four plumose pigeons is called "Doves of Pliny" or "Capitoline Doves", which refers to Pliny the Elder as he describes the original picture in a classical mosaic by Sosus of Pergamon dating back from the 2nd century BC. A revival of these archealogical wonders can be seen in the 1st half of the 19th century as it was very popular to reuse this motif in various artefacts. And yet, we have never seen a piece of such superb quality as the one we've got here. To emphasise its excellence, we invite you to closely lean over to the water in the vase and to notice the subtle reflection of the drinking dove. Apart from this meticulous elaboration, it is exactly this particular fragment by which Pliny was as equally mesmerised as we still are today. Only rarely, an artist manages to bring out this section of this iconic image.

Furthermore, this cameo has been engraved in the hardest part of the shell, which provides an even more realistic appearance as there are three different colour layers. Let alone the level of craftmanship needed to sculpt every detail a material as hard as stone, which we believe to take its origin from an Italian hand.

Of course, this piece of artistry can only be brought to its full spectacle in a harmonious mounting, which most probably must have come from an English goldsmith.

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2017/06/11

Holy smoke! Lucy in the sky with diamonds!

Holy smoke!

Lucy in the sky with diamonds!

Click the picture to get to see this Art Deco engagement ring platinum and diamonds.
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2017/06/04

Holy smoke! The Garden of Adin goes green!

Holy smoke!

The Garden of Adin goes green!

Click the picture to get to see this Truly magnificent 16+ crt brilliant and 7- crt Colombian emerald estate bracelet.
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