Romantic Victorian Jewelry, Antique painted miniature enameled pin diamond

Originally the term “Victorian jewelry” was designated for articles of jewelry made in the United Kingdom during the reign of Queen Victoria, but not all of the many varieties produced during her long reign, 1837-1901, are now generally classified as Victorian jewelry. These days in the international antique jewelry trade the pieces now called Victorian jewelry are not necessarily made in the United Kingdom. The term “Victorian Jewelry” became a term used for European jewelry made in the 19th century rather then the description of a certain style-movement in a specific country.

Recipes d’Amour with vitamins

Recipes d'Amour with vitamin

Orange Paprika Summer Soup

Ingredients:
1 kilo orange paprika’s
½ kilo carrots
little bulb fresh ginger
one onion
poultry stock

For decoration:
sour cream
fresh chervil
as many antique rings as you wish

Method:
process the paprika, carrots and ginger through a juice extractor
cut up the onion and fry in olive oil
add the juice and stock
(no need to add water)
boil for a bit
spice up with salt, pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper

Serve:
hot or cold with sour cream and chervil on top and antique ring(s) aside.
Enjoy!

Preparation time: ca. 45 min
Grade of difficulty: easy
Calories per portion: probably

Recipes d’Amour using fresh fruits from the Garden of Adin

Recipes d’Amour using fresh fruits from the Garden of Adin

European Engagement Ring Victorian Style

Late Victorian diamond engagement ring with two one carat stones and orient pearl

Red Currant Cheesecake

For the Filling:
8 small jam filled Swiss rolls, cut into thick slices
1800 g mascarpone
16 tbsp red currant jelly, melted
900 g caster sugar
16 medium eggs, separated
1200 ml whipping cream
120 g powdered gelatine
24 tbsp water
920 g red currants, washed

For the topping:
1200 ml whipping cream

For Decoration:
400 g red currants, washed
1 antique ring

Method:
Arrange the roll slices in the bottom of a greased springform, making sure that they completely cover the bottom.
Filling:
Soften the cheese in a large mixing bowl. Beat in the red currant jelly, half of the sugar, the egg yolks and cream.
Combine gelatine and water in a small saucepan and stir until the gelatine has dissolved and then beat the gelatine into the cheese mixture. Remove from heat and leave to set.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then whisk in the remaining sugar. Fold into the cheese mixture and add the currants. Toss to combine and then spoon the mixture into the prepared springform. Chill for 3 hours.

Topping:
Whip the cream until stiff and pipe or swirl on top of the cheesecake.

Decorate with red currants and finish with pictured ring. Succes guaranteed!

Preparation time: ca. 45 min
Grade of difficulty: easy
Calories per portion: don’t ask

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.