I’m pretty sure it was fate that the future Mr. DitL asked me if I’d be up for visiting Georgia the same week that the fabulous Gem Gossip posted about Scott Antique Market. We scheduled our flight to give us 4 hours at the market before we were picked up and I dove headfirst into the treasure hunt.
As one of the vendors said, “There aren’t many places where you can buy a used pair of socks and a half a million dollar engagement ring, but this is one of them.” It’s $5 admission for two huge buildings full of vendors. In our four hour adventure we saw most of one building and none at all of the other
Lovely Mr. DitL ended up carrying all of our luggage around – remember, we came right from the airport – because I kept dashing away from my bags whenever I spotted something pretty. He’s a keeper.
How amazing is this 1930’s ballerina-style diamond ring? I never understood these rings until I put this one on my finger. The sparkle is so exuberant and joyful. It’s bewitching. This is officially on my life’s jewelry to-buy list.
Everyone I met was lovely, but Benchmark of Palm Beach did have the most charming salesperson.
Could these rings at Lynn’s Unique and Antique be any prettier? They’re both Art Deco/Edwardian with ornate filigree and multi-colored gold detailing.
This bracelet was another highlight. It’s a contemporary piece made by affixing an antique brooch to the glossy black cuff. I loved the juxtaposition of the delicate antique filigree with the bold, dark, contemporary base of the bracelet. Such a great way to give an old piece new life.
Most of what we saw was estate, but I couldn’t help admiring these two antique-style contemporary beauties. All in all, it was wonderful and I highly recommend going if you’re ever in Atlanta on the right weekend. Here’s what I ended up taking home:
That’s a vintage malachite bead necklace, a long double-stranded rose gold and seed pearl Victorian slide necklace, and the prettiest little turn-of-the-century engraved gold and garnet ring you ever did see.
Special thanks to the following vendors for making my visit to Scott Antique Market such a fabulous experience:
Lynn Seplowin of Lynn’s Unique and Antique
Debbie Turner of Turner’s Treasures
Beverly Losacco of Bebi Pearls & Estate Jewelry
Ryean Rad of Peabody Estate Buyers, Inc.
Michael Burns of Benchmark of Palm Beach