Real Antique Rings

Real antique rings, enjoying jewelry with a history!

Stylish Women Prefer: Adin Antwerp – Next time you attend a smart house party, make this test: Ask every woman there where she bought the antique ring she is wearing. It is almost a certainty that the majority tells you “Adin in Antwerp”. But that is only natural. Adin was first to discover that an Antique Ring is no longer a mere cosmetic. It’s a style accessory.

And so fashionable women everywhere look at Adin for their Antique Rings as surely as they look to Paris for styles in clothes. Adin Antique Rings retain their lustre longer. And as everyone knows, they sparkle and shine.

Try Adin Antique Rings. Continuously fresh stock coming in! Fashion right!

Genuine Antiques Adin

The house Adin is a company specializing in antique French jewelry from the 19th century. We are professional jewelers buying unique antique and vintage jewelry straight from the public in France.

Antiques come in mostly by way of our high-street buying shop. Most of the sellers are private individuals and jewelers who work as middleman between their customers and Adin. Most of the jewels offered to us will never see the inside of our shop, as only the very best are selected for sale. The rest are passed on to our precious metals department to be processed through the appropriate channels. This assures that the jewelry we sell as antique are only those that our experts consider to be fine examples of their type.

The diamonds are set in silver, gold and platinum for stunning engagement rings. The gemstones are fine, cut, intense and colorful. The cameos, coral, pearls and precious stones are showcased adorn earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. Romantic brooches, carved lockets and pendants are inspired by a refined mother of nature, antiquity, mythology and love. Our collection contains some prestigious names of masters and famous artists such as Fouquet, Wolfers, Jensen, Bapst, Fabergé, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, etc. guarantee expertise of the best workshops of the world.

Our online catalog of jewelry is a perfect example of the fineness, the subtlety, the romance and the techniques used by French master jewelers. Stroll through Era’s of elegance : Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Déco. We strive to present you pieces of jewelry with multiple expressions in agreement with current fashion in constant search of inspiration. These jewels were for their past owners a source of sentimentality, weapons of seduction, attributes of power, cultural heritages, ornamental beauty or objects carrying symbolism.

Adin’ members are truly passionated by French jewelry and all come from prestigious European schools of master goldsmiths and diamond setters. We work hard to maintain the long French tradition of expertise and our reputation as experts in the field. We regularly sell to valued customers, private collectors, museums or movies such as Da Vinci Code. We participate in jewelry conferences in the United States and Europe and quoted in international magazines, including TIME and ADL.

Buying unique antique jewelry online with Adin is not only “convenient” but perhaps as most important, we offer you a pleasant experience with professional client services.

Genuine Antiques Adin

Genuine Antiques Adin

French provincial gold Saint Esprit pendant, Circa 1800


French provincial gold Saint Esprit pendant, Circa 1800

French provincial gold Saint Esprit pendant, Circa 1800

This pendant belongs to a rare collection of French provincial gold crosses and Saint-Esprit jewelry.

Saint Esprit was a religious icon and worn by French peasant women throughout the eighteenth century, both a symbol of faith and a fashion statement.

You can find this rare piece of jewelry in the book “Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830” written by Ginny Redington Dawes with Olivia Collings, page 153.

It is speckled with enamelling and has foiled paste stones with a magical pinkish/red/gold colouring called “oil and vinegar”, 18 high Carat yellow gold.

Circa 1790-1800, the jewel is in pristine condition. It can be worn upon the neck or upon the décolleté.

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Blooming beauties in the Garden of Adin

Platinum Pendant in Edwardian Style with Genuine European Diamonds

Platinum Pendant in Edwardian Style with Genuine European Diamonds

Once upon a time,
in the Garden of Adin,
there was a flower so sublime,
shining with diamonds,
truly the Garderner’s prime.

Proudly he acclaimed:
“This beauty can’t stay unnamed!”
So he called it “Adin’s beauty”, unashamed.

Antwerp – The Diamond City

Since the middle ages, this elegant Lady City built a strong reputation in the diamond trade giving birth to famous jewelers and fashion designers. Through generations, couples with taste turn to Antwerp to purchase fine pieces of jewelry. And also in a habit that passed on from mother to daughter, people come to the Antwerp experts to sell their jewelry. Many of these pieces find their way back in the stunning collection of antique and estate jewelry, a source of incredible and …

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Estate style

Estate jewelry (also called vintage jewelry) is a term used for previously owned jewelry and for pieces of jewelry made in earlier (style-)periods and not necessarily pre-worn. It is not a dequalifying designation as many pieces of estate jewelry typically feature fine workmanship and high quality stones, as well as one-of-a-kind pieces. To be called “antique”, a piece must be more than 100 years old. Estate jewelry includes many decades or eras. Each era has many different designs. These eras include Georgian, Early Victorian, Mid-Victorian, Late Victorian, Arts and Crafts era, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco and Retro.

The word “jewelry” (American spelling) or “jewellery” (British spelling) is a derivation of the word “jewel”, which was anglicised from the Old French “jouel” some 800 years ago, in around the 13th century. The word “jouel” itself comes from the Latin word “jocale”, meaning “plaything”. Jewelry can be made out of almost every known material with the purpose to adorn nearly every part of the body.

The word “estate” comes from the Anglo-French “astat” or Old French “estat” which come from the Latin “status” meaning: “state or condition”. The oldest sense (circa 1200) is “rank, standing, condition” while the sense “property” is from circa 1400 and changed over the ages from “worldly prosperity” as specific application to “landed property” (usually of large extent). Its first known record in American English dates back to 1623. The meaning “collective assets of a dead person or debtor” is from around 1830. Nowadays with the prefix “estate” we mean all of the valuable things an individual owns, such as real estate, art collections, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, investments, and life insurance.

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Pristine Antique French Empire Needle Original Case : Acanthus Leaves & Wreaths

French Empire Needle Original Case

French Empire Needle Original Case

Absolute incredible, the quality of this needle case that still has its original needle. The needle has a little spoon at the end that was used either as ear spoon or snuff spoon. The needle is nicely cut ajour (open work) showing a flower hidden in the little framework of the needle. On the outside of the needle case there is a fencing of wreaths that are executed in green and red gold on a background of yellow gold. The both ends of the needle case are skilfully elaborated with acanthus leaves showing us the influence of the classical style that was so much in fashion in France in the beginning of the 19th Century.