terça-feira, 15 de julho de 2008

Scottish Jewellery and antiques

Jewellery is just on my mind at the moment and to the point, engagement rings. My freind Murdo McLeod has suffered at least one of my weddings and I have just asked him if he can track down a nice engagement ring, one with a large soltaire diamond so that every man that sees it on Graca's finger will know that she is spoken for. I am forever the romantic and Murdo's shop in the heart of Edimburgh as always got that Scottish Highland romance when you enter, he is now trying to move some of the sales work to the internet and this will hopefully give everyone out there the chance to buy some nice old Scottish items as well as jewellery. Murdo is a charming fellow that is trully Scottish, born on the Isle of Skye and very much still having that soft lilt to his voice, guarantied to capture the hearts of most women, he has had a shop at the bottom of Victoria Street, near the Castle and next to the Old Bow Well, which also was next to the gallows of old Edinburgh, an area full of old buildings and drenched in history. Here is the history of

Bow Well Antiques

Bow Well Antiques takes its name and logo from the Bow Well, the public well and drinking fountain which stands at the junction of the West Bow and the Grassmarket in Edinburghs old Town in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.

The well was erected in 1674 and repaired in 1861 at the expense of Richardson Brothers snuff grinders and tobacco merchants who occupied the building in which Bow Well Antiques have traded since 1989. The Building is one of very few Scottish Knights Templer buildings still in existence .

In 1998 Murdo Mcleod bought out his business partner and continued to as sole owner assisted by his son Alasdair. Bow Well Antiques has always specialised in Scottish antiques and highland dress with a strong accent on smaller items such a pottery glass and especially SCOTTISH AGATE JEWELLERY , HIGHLAND DRESS and accessories, the unusual and interesting and the curious.

Murdo Mcleod has researched the history of Scottish Agate jewellery from original sources looking into the inspiration and basis of the design, the manufacturers, lapidary's and silversmiths working in this trade .

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