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Meticulously pierced Antique Edwardian brooch in platinum and diamonds.
A peek inside the jeweller’s treasure chest TEXT: MYRIAM GWYNNED DIJCK | PHOTOS: ADIN ANTIQUE JEWELLERY
Having dedicated his life to antique jewellery, Elkan Wijnberg possesses a treasure trove of knowledge that is rivalled by few. His journey began when he was just eight years old and it has cumulated in his store in Antwerp, Belgium. At Adin Antique Jewellery, he buys, fixes and sells antique jewellery, and tracks down the compelling stories these unique pieces have to tell. “Jewellery is the materialisation of emotion,” says Wijnberg, founder and owner of Adin. He specialises in fine antique, vintage and estate jewellery, dating from the late 20th century, all the way back to the 17th century. “Every piece from my collection has already stood the test of time, so it will keep its beauty for years to come. This is what makes antique jewellery so valuable. And the pieces that we sell, you won’t be able to find anywhere else.”
French Victorian stone cameo of a lady’s portrait with an elaborate gold frame.
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