Shining and glittering in the candlelight

The Adin Museum Of Fairy Tale Artifacts proudly presents:



Antique rose cut diamond jewelry by Adin, antique jewelry,  Antwerp


Shining and glittering in the candlelight

Once upon a time… a long long time ago, soirées (French for… “soirees”) were illuminated by romantic glimmering candlelight, smelly oil lamps and asphyxiating smothering torches. And all the people were happy (deep sigh) and their pieces of jewelry set with rose cut diamonds were shining and sparkling as beautiful as can be… 

To many antique jewelry experts, this is the reason why goldsmiths of those days used rose cut diamonds; so the jewels would sparkle better in the candle light. To prove this, the Adin Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts is showcasing some of their rose cut diamond jewelry in a candlelight environment. There remains the question that in what other than the light of candles, oil lamps and torches rose cut diamonds had to sparkle, since there wasn’t any electricity yet.

The winking portrait brooch

The Adin Museum Of Fairy Tale Artifacts proudly presents:

Georgian Miniature Brooch

The winking portrait brooch”

Once upon a time… there was a princess who couldn’t stop winking. The best doctors in the land were consulted but nobody could cure the princess. Then it was ordained that the man who could cure the princess would marry her. Needless to say, this attracted hundreds and hundreds of fortune seekers but no one could help the winking princess. 

Till one day a poor painter came in. He told the king he could trap the wink in a painting. The king, not knowing what else to do decided to let the painter have his way. The painter did as he promissed, then married the princess and they lived on happily ever after.

It is only recently that Adin Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts discovered this painting in a brooch. When watching really closely you might still see her wink. Chief conservator of the Museum, Mr. Elkan Wijnberg told us that strangely enough once out of the museum the brooch stops winking.

The brooch might still be available for purchase in the museum for a fairy price.

Life is a struggle but your love is my force

The Adin Museum Of Fairy Tale Artifacts proudly presents:

Lapis Lazuli Brooch Estate Diamonds

Our latest theme, the “once upon a time” sequence seems to be stirring up romantic inspiration among our readers. One of them had himself inspired by the pictured brooch to write the following romantic fairy tale…

Once upon a time… there was a poor paladin with a pure heart who’s name is forgotten long time ago but the memories to him remain intact. The poor paladin loved and was loved in secret by the princess of seas and lands. To reach her kingdom and be blessed by her beauty forever, 3 massive walls had to be conquered. Trust, Faith and Loyalty were their names. The paladin overtook these obstacles with persistence and finally reached the princess to spend the rest of their lives together in loving harmony. This brooch immortalizes the paladin’s journey.

How to tell a True Princess?

The Adin Museum Of Fairy Tale Artifacts proudly presents:

Art Deco Clip Coral

Once upon a time… there was a queen-mother that wanted to check if her future daughter-in-law was the real princess she claimed to be.She went into the bed-room and hid there a beautiful Art Deco clip. In the morning the princess was asked how she had slept. “Oh, very badly!” said she. “I hardly closed my eyes all night. I felt a presence of sheer beauty.” 

Nobody but a real princess could be as sensitive as that!

So the prince took her for his wife, for now he knew that he had a ‘real’ princess; and the clip was put in the Adin Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts, where it may still be seen, provided no one has bought it!

Fairy Tale Artifacts, Love Locket

The Adin Museum Of Fairy Tale Artifacts
reveals historic secret:

What was Nappy holding in his right hand ?

Once upon a time… it must have been shortly before Valentine’s day when Napoleon’s court painter took an instant snapshot of the emperor when he was on his way to the woman he loved. Napoleon with the jewel in his right hand, in a reflex, hid the jewel under his waistcoat.

For a long time the existence of this jewel has been a source of dispute between jewelry historians around the world. It’s only shortly that Mr. Elkan Wijnberg, chief conservator of the Adin Antique Jewelry Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts revealed what it was.

Mr. Wijnberg told us: “Napoleon, being way ahead of his time, loved jewelry from the 1950’s. And what was better then to express his emotions to the woman of his dreams then by offering her a pendant with the romantic text: ‘Because I love you more and more each day, today more than yesterday but less than tomorrow’. It is not a public secret that Napoleon, a man of little words, prefered to speak French above English thus the text was translated into ‘+ qu’hier et – que demain’.”

Now it is with great pride and ultimate joy that the Adin Antique Jewelry Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts exibits the actual piece of jewelry that Napoleon held in his right hand on this picture.

Dazzling pendent jade eardrops

The Adin Museum Of Fairy Tale Artifacts proudly presents:

Dazzling Art Deco Platinum pendent jade eardrops !

Art Deco Jade Earrings

Once upon a time… long, long ago, there was a snow-white Jade Dragon, living in a rock cave on the east bank of the Celestial River. In the great forest across the river lived a beautiful Golden Phoenix.

Leaving their home every morning, the dragon and the phoenix met each other before going their different ways. One flew in the sky, while the other swam in the Celestial River. One day, both came to a fairy island. There they found two shining pebbles and were fascinated by their beauty.

“Look, how beautiful these pebbles are!” Golden Phoenix said to Jade Dragon.

“Let’s carve them into pendants,” said Jade Dragon.

Golden Phoenix nodded in agreement. Then they started working on it, Jade Dragon using his claws and Golden Phoenix her beak. They carved the pebbles day after day, month after month, until they finally made them into perfect pendants. In high spirits Golden Phoenix flew to the sacred mountain to gather diamonds and Jade Dragon carried a lot of clear platinum from the Celestial River. They sprinkled and washed the pendants with diamonds and platinum. Gradually the pendants turned into dazzling earrings.

It is with great pride that the curator of the Adin Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts presents these dazzling earrings in his collection.