2017/05/21

Holy Smoke! So totally out of the blue in The Garden of Adin!

Holy Smoke!

So totally out of the blue in The Garden of Adin!

Click the picture to get to see this Vintage platinum Lady Di engagement ring with brilliant and sapphire.
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2017/05/14

The best way to start Mother's Day: with some bubbles.

The best way to start Mother's Day:
with some bubbles.

(putting up our most innocent face)

Click the picture to get to see this Diamond and pearl platinum estate engagement ring.
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2017/05/07

Seek, and thou shalt find! Only in The Garden of Adin (of course)

Seek, and thou shalt find!

Only in The Garden of Adin (of course)

Click the picture to get to see this Victorian gold bow necklace.
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2017/04/30

Jean Després, Master of French Art Deco and Modernistic Jewelry

Jean Després

Master of French Art Deco and Modernistic Jewelry

Click the picture to get to see this French designer Jean Després signed silver cross.
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Jean Després

Jean Després (1889 - 1980) was an Art Deco jewelry designer whose name has come to stand for the most dynamic of 20th-century styles. This definitive celebration of his work will delight new admirers and seasoned connoisseurs alike.

Capturing the streamlined, modern aesthetic of the age of the machine and transforming it into objects of great beauty, Després has always been the jeweler of choice for informed collectors and insiders: Josephine Baker was an early admirer, and Andy Warhol’s collection was sold at Sotheby’s, New York in 1988.

As a young man, Després came to know avant-garde artists in Paris, including Léger, De Chirico and Braque. After the outbreak of war in 1914 he worked on the industrial design of aeroplanes, and he transferred this experience and inspiration into the jewelry business.

Després used geometric motifs in his designs, and in the 1930s embarked on a notable collaboration with the glass painter Étienne Cournault. Després went on to create a range of tableware and decorative objects in gold, silver and pewter, whose bold, industrial looks were uncompromisingly modern, yet always graceful and refined.

From: Jean Després Jeweler, Maker and Designer of the Machine Age by Melissa Gabardi ISBN 9780500514788
 






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2017/04/23

Online course by The Garden of Adin: "How to be romantic"......................Here! Flowers!

Online course by The Garden of Adin:
"How to be romantic"

Here! Flowers!

Click the picture to get to see this Antique 5-string pearl bracelet with rose cut diamond closure and real big pearl
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2017/04/16

Big Natural 13½ Carat Untreated Ruby In The Garden of Adin

Big Natural 13½ Carat Untreated Ruby

In The Garden of Adin

Click the picture to get to see this Magnificent platinum Art Deco diamond ring with huge untreated ruby of 13.5 crt.
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2017/04/09

Adin's Scientific Newsbreak! Einstein's relatively antique jewelry theory proven!

Adin's Scientific Newsbreak!

Einstein's relatively antique jewelry theory proven!

Click the picture to get to see this Antique platinum Edwardian diamond brooch.
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The Adin's Institute for Advanced Study on Einstein's Relatively Antique Jewelry Theory proudly presents: "Gravitational Waves: Ripples in the fabric of space-time bringing us jewelry from the past."

In the year 1916, around the time this brooch was made, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves as part of his relative antique jewelry theory. In Einstein's theory, space and time are aspects of a single measurable reality called space-time. Matter and energy are two expressions of a single material. We can think of space-time as a fabric. The presence of large amounts of mass or energy distorts space-time – in essence causing the fabric to "warp" – and we observe this warpage as gravity. Freely falling objects – whether they are antique brooches, rings or earrings – simply follow the most direct path in this curved space-time; in other words, from Adin's premises to your doorstep. Furthermore this is a perfect proof that the earth is not flat but corrugated.

From: Wijnberg, Elkan (April 9, 2017). "Einstein and the relative antique jewelry theory." Antwerp: Adin's Scientific Press
 
 






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2017/04/02

The Garden of Adin presents: Poppies in all sorts

The Garden of Adin presents

Poppies in all sorts

Click the picture to get to see this Antique Victorian brooch with enameled portrait of young French peasant girl.
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2017/03/26

Variations on Cubism: Something "belle" from the Interbellum

Variations on Cubism

Something "belle" from the Interbellum

Click the picture to get to see this Sparkling Art Deco 3.78 crt diamond cocktail engagement ring.
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The Interbellum or the interwar period (1918–1939) is understood, within recent Western culture, to be the period between the end of the First World War and the beginning of the Second World War. In the pictured ring, one can recognize a transition from the refined Art Deco style to the, somewhat more robust, Retro style.
 




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2017/03/19

Variations on Cubism, Art Deco In The Garden of Adin

Variations on Cubism

Art Deco In The Garden of Adin

Click the picture to get to see this Radiating diamond and sapphire Art Deco ring.
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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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2017/03/12

Spring has Sprung In The Garden of Adin (02)

Spring has Sprung

In The Garden of Adin

Click the picture to get to see this French Art Deco diamond engagement ring with big Burmese ruby.
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2017/03/05

Spring has Sprung In The Garden of Adin (01)

Spring has Sprung

In The Garden of Adin

Click the picture to get to see the ultimate Art Deco diamond and sapphire engagement ring model Lady Di.
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2017/02/19

In The Desert Of Life The Wise Person Travels By Caravan...

In The Desert Of Life...

The Wise Person Travels By Caravan...

Click the picture to get to see this Fairylike Cartier Paris Art Deco diamond brooch with donkey/mule, buffalo and camel.
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2017/02/12

Oops! Seems like Cupid made a mistake!

Oops!

Seems like Cupid made a mistake!

Click the picture to get to see this Antique sword brooch from solid pieces of diamond cut into hilt and blade shape.
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As these days are very busy for Cupid, we've heard from a reliable source that he ran out of arrows. Of course he can't disappoint anyone waiting for their one true love, so he's forced to switch to using his diamond sword!

This sword brooch is truly made out of no less material than two solid pieces of diamond for the blade and another solid piece of diamond for the hilt. The shimmer of the lozenge shaped facets on the diamond surface is almost too bright for the human eye to perceive. So when Cupid makes his hit through your lover's heart, it will be swift and almost as if nothing happened. But soon enough, the passion between you and your sweetheart will spark as radiant as the nine old European cut diamonds and the nine rose cut diamonds set in the silver pommel, the cross-guard, scabbard-belt and carrying-band. Tipped with a silver chape on a red gold back, Cupid's love sword will strike harder than any arrow. Are you ready to face the consequence of Cupid's new toy?

Apart from the alluring connotation we've given this jewel in these times filled with romance, it is a unique brooch almost fully manufactured out of diamond. Furthermore, these diamond parts are cut in a way we've never seen before. Another special diamond is encrusted in the center of the sword's cross-guard. Its yellow-greenish colour is extraordinary and very uncommon. Be aware of this dangerous brooch, because it might touch your heart as well.
 
 




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