2018/03/25

The Garden of Adin Presents: Art Nouveau brooch depicting lady love?

The Garden of Adin Presents:

Art Nouveau brooch depicting lady love?

Click the picture to get to see this Art Nouveau brooch signed Vernon depicting friendship between two women.
Click the picture to get to this "Vernon" signed Art Nouveau brooch.
 
As the established craftsman Vernon was, he must have constructed the idyllic scenery of this 18K yellow gold French Art Nouveau brooch fully out of symbols. On the background, we notice cypresses as a symbol of mourning. On the front, we believe to recognize a bush of edelweiss as a symbol of nobility, devotion and deep love. The window to this view is surrounded by chrysanthemum as a symbol of life, joy and optimism.

Or... this piece of jewellery could just be about two women enjoying each other's company while reading a book and enjoying the sensational sight. A sight with on the left side a majestic building from behind the intimate garden spot while on the right side cypresses leading up to a mountain.

But... if we connect this bare description with the flower connotations, suddenly we find ourselves in a story of memories to a lighthearted time, of everlasting friendship and of hope of a reunion.

True symbolism of an artist or just figments of a jewellery aficionado, this jewel is what it is: a vessel of emotion.
 
 

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2018/03/18

The Garden of Adin Presents: Beware, Serpent Season! (02)

The Garden of Adin Presents:

Beware, Serpent Season! (02)

Click the picture to get to see this Antique gold snake or serpent brooch with big diamond.
Click the picture to get to this snake brooch.
 
 

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2018/03/11

The Garden of Adin Presents: Beware, Serpent Season! (01)

The Garden of Adin Presents:

Beware, Serpent Season! (01)

Click the picture to get to see this Antique gold English coiled snake ring with old brilliant cut diamond (ca. 1893).
Click the picture to get to this snake ring.
 
 

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2018/03/04

The Garden of Adin Antique Jewellery Presents: One style, different forgings.

The Garden of Adin Antique Jewellery Presents:

One style, different forgings.

Click the picture to get to see this Late Victorian French gold hair comb set with diamonds and made from horn.
Click the picture to get to this gold antique hair comb.
 

What makes a piece of jewellery a "good" piece?

As a jewellery dealer, you're always looking for clues about whether the jewel in front of you is a good representative for a significant style during a certain era, or whether it is only meant to look like it was made in a certain era while in fact it is not. Here at Adin, we're specialized in reading visual languages from the past. Like every book, an era is also composed out of several chapters, or better artistic styles. And each style derives from the previous one, reacting on past elements and implementing new ones to complete the story of its era. Every good jewel portrays a character playing an important role in a certain chapter in time. To our joy, we're the ones making sure their history will never be forgotten.

The metaphor of tales and styles can be told about all "good" objects and artifacts, as all "good" pieces from a certain style bear the same characteristics. And for that, this picture is the perfect example. The goldsmith of this mesmerising French Victorian hair comb in 18K gold and horn spoke the same visual language of frills and openwork as the metal smith of the ornamental balustrade on the background of the photo.

We can't wait to read which character this exquisite jewel will play in your memoirs.

 
 

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