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Antique Assemblage Necklace with Neoclassical Lyre Element Lions Head Antique Chain and Rosary Beads

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A gorgeous antique French furniture embellishment is the focal point for this design. Designed in true Neoclassical style, it features a lyre on a pedestal with a wreath of laurel leaves.

The piece is in pressed brass and may have been gilded at some time in the past. It now has a lovely warm brassy tone to it.

This item is connected to an antique French lion's head button which acts as a connector to the rest of this design. I have used antique brass filigree chain and antique bone rosary beads for the necklace chain. An antique dog clip serves as the clasp at the back.

This necklace measures 28 inches and the lions head/lyre pendant section is 3.5 inches long.

This a one of a kind design made from antique components.

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I am more than happy to offer you generous layaway terms should you prefer to pay for a design by instalments. I am quite flexible and can work out a payment plan that suits you and me, however generally these would be maximum four equal payments with one down as a deposit. Other payment terms are negotiable, so please get in touch if there is something in my shop that you might not be able to afford in one full payment.

Returns & exchanges

I stand by every design I create. I want you to be as delighted with it in the years to come as you are the moment you first open your package.

Prior to purchasing an item please carefully read the description and ask any questions you might have before you purchase. Especially as regards length and size - if you are not clear what the sizing means, please get in touch so I can help you out.

Once your item has arrived, should you find anything in the design that is not what you expected or is of concern to you, please contact me immediately so I can rectify the situation. Leaving negative feedback before I have had a chance to make things right is not how I like to do business, and I WILL bend over backwards to make things right if you are not satisfied in any way - but only if give me a chance to do so :-)

I describe my designs accurately and thoroughly, with detailed and close-up photographs. I am happy to provide any other information you might need before you make a purchase.

All designs are warranted for faults in workmanship for a period of three months from purchase. This means that if there is something in the construction that stops performing as it was intended, I will fix it for free. If replacements are needed, I will try to use the same components as in the original design, but reserve the right to use alternative but similar components when necessary, due to the rarity of vintage components.

Many of my designs contain antique and vintage components and these can at times be more delicate and fragile than new components. I will always mention any 'quirks' of a design in the listing and include care instructions, if required, with the item when shipped to you. The buyer warrants to take care with their antique assemblage design and treat it like the precious artwork it is.

ABOUT OLD RHINESTONE PIECES. Rhinestones are known to fall out from old jewelry, and the beautiful rhinestone pieces I occasionally use in my designs are no exception. It is almost impossible to tell if a stone will fall. I personally check each stone, re-glue any that appear to be loose and replace any that have fallen out. Sometimes I leave a piece with the stones out, if I think it suits the design.

In the event that a rhinestone comes out from your design, I will happily replace it for free if I have the right size and shape in stock. Otherwise I will happily advise you on how to replace the stone yourself - it is quite easy. In the case of me replacing the stone, the buyer is responsible for shipping costs to return the piece of jewelry, and rhinestones/time taken to replace is covered by me. At the time of purchasing the buyer must therefore accept the inherent nature of old rhinestone pieces, and if this minor risk is an issue for you it might be best if you do not purchase.

If there is a break or construction fault, I reserve the right to repair or otherwise rectify the item at my cost. If you wish to exchange the item you purchased, you can do this upon return of the original item purchased and pay any additional postage.

I will not offer any partial compensation if you are in anyway dissatisfied with an item. If you are entitled to a refund, you can return it for a full refund, bearing in mind the above points regarding return postage costs.

I will not pay for repairs that are performed by anyone other than myself. If you incur repair costs without my agreement I am sorry but I cannot repay you.

In the event that a refund is to be given, it will only be sent to the original account that paid for the item. I absolutely cannot refund to another person or Paypal account as this is potentially fraudulent.

CUSTOM ORDERS: I will not refund the purchase price for any custom orders - whether for jewellery designs or jewelry making components. I will send you a photo of the custom order before I ship it, and your acceptance is required at that time. Custom jewelry designs are made to the sizes, lengths and details YOU give to me. I will make what you ask, and if you might have got it wrong I am happy to quote on the cost of making necessary adjustments or additions.
I stand by every design I create. I want you to be as delighted with it in the years to come as you are the moment you first open your package.

Prior to purchasing an item please carefully read the description and ask any questions you might have before you purchase. Especially as regards length and size - if you are not clear what the sizing means, please get in touch so I can help you out.

Once your item has arrived, should you find anything in the design that is not what you expected or is of concern to you, please contact me immediately so I can rectify the situation. Leaving negative feedback before I have had a chance to make things right is not how I like to do business, and I WILL bend over backwards to make things right if you are not satisfied in any way - but only if give me a chance to do so :-)

I describe my designs accurately and thoroughly, with detailed and close-up photographs. I am happy to provide any other information you might need before you make a purchase.

All designs are warranted for faults in workmanship for a period of three months from purchase. This means that if there is something in the construction that stops performing as it was intended, I will fix it for free. If replacements are needed, I will try to use the same components as in the original design, but reserve the right to use alternative but similar components when necessary, due to the rarity of vintage components.

Many of my designs contain antique and vintage components and these can at times be more delicate and fragile than new components. I will always mention any 'quirks' of a design in the listing and include care instructions, if required, with the item when shipped to you. The buyer warrants to take care with their antique assemblage design and treat it like the precious artwork it is.

ABOUT OLD RHINESTONE PIECES. Rhinestones are known to fall out from old jewelry, and the beautiful rhinestone pieces I occasionally use in my designs are no exception. It is almost impossible to tell if a stone will fall. I personally check each stone, re-glue any that appear to be loose and replace any that have fallen out. Sometimes I leave a piece with the stones out, if I think it suits the design.

In the event that a rhinestone comes out from your design, I will happily replace it for free if I have the right size and shape in stock. Otherwise I will happily advise you on how to replace the stone yourself - it is quite easy. In the case of me replacing the stone, the buyer is responsible for shipping costs to return the piece of jewelry, and rhinestones/time taken to replace is covered by me. At the time of purchasing the buyer must therefore accept the inherent nature of old rhinestone pieces, and if this minor risk is an issue for you it might be best if you do not purchase.

If there is a break or construction fault, I reserve the right to repair or otherwise rectify the item at my cost. If you wish to exchange the item you purchased, you can do this upon return of the original item purchased and pay any additional postage.

I will not offer any partial compensation if you are in anyway dissatisfied with an item. If you are entitled to a refund, you can return it for a full refund, bearing in mind the above points regarding return postage costs.

I will not pay for repairs that are performed by anyone other than myself. If you incur repair costs without my agreement I am sorry but I cannot repay you.

In the event that a refund is to be given, it will only be sent to the original account that paid for the item. I absolutely cannot refund to another person or Paypal account as this is potentially fraudulent.

CUSTOM ORDERS: I will not refund the purchase price for any custom orders - whether for jewellery designs or jewelry making components. I will send you a photo of the custom order before I ship it, and your acceptance is required at that time. Custom jewelry designs are made to the sizes, lengths and details YOU give to me. I will make what you ask, and if you might have got it wrong I am happy to quote on the cost of making necessary adjustments or additions.

Shipping policies

All items ship from Brisbane, Australia. I go to the post office once a week, each Saturday. All orders placed by 8am on a Saturday (Brisbane time) will be shipped that week. Orders placed after that time will ship out the following Saturday. I will mark your order as 'shipped' once I am back from the post office. If you need a rush shipping please get in touch.

All parcels valued at $100 or over are sent with domestic or international online tracking which is included in the quoted shipping fee. If you want express shipping, it will usually cost an extra $40 (approx) to most overseas destinations.

International tracking is available to selected countries, though not all. If your country does not have a tracking service treaty with Australia then your package will be sent registered post which requires a signature on delivery.

All packages are sent to the address that filters into the Etsy checkout. I won't ask to check your address - I assume it is correct. If you need shipping to another address, such as if you are sending a gift to someone, please add this address to your account before you purchase. I cannot ship to an address that is not provided by Etsy at the time of purchase, as this voids both the seller and buyer protections.

I can also provide a handwritten gift note for you, upon request.
All items ship from Brisbane, Australia. I go to the post office once a week, each Saturday. All orders placed by 8am on a Saturday (Brisbane time) will be shipped that week. Orders placed after that time will ship out the following Saturday. I will mark your order as 'shipped' once I am back from the post office. If you need a rush shipping please get in touch.

All parcels valued at $100 or over are sent with domestic or international online tracking which is included in the quoted shipping fee. If you want express shipping, it will usually cost an extra $40 (approx) to most overseas destinations.

International tracking is available to selected countries, though not all. If your country does not have a tracking service treaty with Australia then your package will be sent registered post which requires a signature on delivery.

All packages are sent to the address that filters into the Etsy checkout. I won't ask to check your address - I assume it is correct. If you need shipping to another address, such as if you are sending a gift to someone, please add this address to your account before you purchase. I cannot ship to an address that is not provided by Etsy at the time of purchase, as this voids both the seller and buyer protections.

I can also provide a handwritten gift note for you, upon request.

Additional policies

Ask me anything - I am convo friendly and will do everything I can to accommodate your request. I am sorry but I do not offer wholesale pricing or other discounts. I've never understood why a person would ask me to lose money so that they can make money. Be fair to everyone and we will all be winners. :-)

It is quite possible that the colours you see on your computer screen will vary slightly from how you see the item in your part of the world, when you receive it. This is common and not considered a fault of my workmanship, or item description. Nor is it the result of deception.

It is impossible to achieve an exact colour match between computers and your real life experience. I can't control all the computers of the world, the light where you live and your eyes, so you might see a variance. Be reasonable and fair. If the colour issue is serious enough that you might consider leaving negative or less than perfect feedback, please get in touch with me and I will arrange to have you return the item for a full refund.

I welcome custom order requests. Why not pick an antique treasure from my other shop www.lacomtessedetalaru.etsy.com and have me make something especially for you?

Please note that my work is sold at local markets in my home town. About 80% of my designs sell locally so you will often see a piece disappear from my shop as it sold locally. Likewise I have a great number of designs that never make it into my Etsy store. As all of my designs are one of a kind, I encourage you to move quickly to secure a listed item or request a layaway if there is something you really can't live without.
Ask me anything - I am convo friendly and will do everything I can to accommodate your request. I am sorry but I do not offer wholesale pricing or other discounts. I've never understood why a person would ask me to lose money so that they can make money. Be fair to everyone and we will all be winners. :-)

It is quite possible that the colours you see on your computer screen will vary slightly from how you see the item in your part of the world, when you receive it. This is common and not considered a fault of my workmanship, or item description. Nor is it the result of deception.

It is impossible to achieve an exact colour match between computers and your real life experience. I can't control all the computers of the world, the light where you live and your eyes, so you might see a variance. Be reasonable and fair. If the colour issue is serious enough that you might consider leaving negative or less than perfect feedback, please get in touch with me and I will arrange to have you return the item for a full refund.

I welcome custom order requests. Why not pick an antique treasure from my other shop www.lacomtessedetalaru.etsy.com and have me make something especially for you?

Please note that my work is sold at local markets in my home town. About 80% of my designs sell locally so you will often see a piece disappear from my shop as it sold locally. Likewise I have a great number of designs that never make it into my Etsy store. As all of my designs are one of a kind, I encourage you to move quickly to secure a listed item or request a layaway if there is something you really can't live without.

FAQs

My reproduction elements are proprietary designs and cannot be copied in any way.

Antique elements in a design are not thusly protected and, legally, could be reproduced.

If antique elements in my designs inspire you, I welcome the chance to see what you do with them. I welcome the chance to learn from other artisans, and I do not seek to control the creative expression of others.
I don't offer wholesale pricing.

I am an artisan who produces work for the retail market. Most of my work is on-of-a-kind or limited edition and not mass produced.

If I was to discount my work so you can re-sell it, then I make less for you to make more. To me this is not a good business model.

Wholesale only works where something can be produced in bulk and discounts can be offered from the economies of scale that come from mass production.

That's not what I am about.
I welcome any request to make a customised design. This could mean a completely unique design to your specifications, or an adaptation of an existing design.

If you see something in my shop that seems just about right, but needs a little tweak to make it perfect for you, please get in touch and ask me what can be done. If it's not possible I will say so, but I will consider all such requests.
You might even see something for sale in my other Etsy shop - La Comtesse de Talaru - where I sell antique French jewelry that can be incorporated into an assemblage design. Let me know if there is something in my other shop that you might like, and we can work on a design together.
I try to list measurements in inches and cm/mm. If you are not sure about converting measurements, please refer to this website where you can plug in the values and get a conversion into a measurement you are familiar with: www.onlineconversion.com/length_common.htm
Any design made with vintage and antique elements needs to be handled with care. I will never work with elements that I know are inclined to break. Everything I use in my design is, as far as I can possibly and practically tell, in excellent condition and poses no particular hazards. If something might need a caution, this will be noted in the listing - eg: with book lockets they contain paper that can rip, so be gentle...etc.

I store my own personal jewellery collection in felt-lined drawers or specialist displays that allow designs to hang. I'd advise against plonking all of your jewelry into one box and allowing it all to become entangled. Breakage could then be expected. A little effort and planning with your storage is advised.
All purchases will be gift wrapped to ensure a delightful reception upon arrival. If you are buying as a gift and wish to add a personalised card or note, just let me know and I will do this for no extra charge.

I use sturdy boxes for all of my jewelry designs, and ample bubble wrap and tissue paper. Great care is taken to ensure that your purchase will arrive safe and sound and survive the rigours of our modern postal services.
...my dog looked at me the wrong way, the wind shifted or I got a zit.

Sorry but I do not welcome requests for discounts.

To be honest, it really irks me that people love my work enough to want to own something I made, yet don't want to pay a fair and very reasonable price for it.

My work is not expensive. It is heartfelt in inspiration. It is carefully constructed artisan jewelry that has a value. If you want a discount just for the sake of it, then you are in the wrong place.

Antique Assemblage Necklace with Neoclassical Lyre Element Lions Head Antique Chain and Rosary Beads

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