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Upcycled vintage choker - white velvet - sterling silver and mother of pearl pendant

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This is a simple choker made with both vintage and new materials. The ribbon is vintage white velvet, and the pendant is a sterling silver and faux mother of pearl pendant taken from a vintage necklace. The clasp components are silver-plated pewter or brass and are new.

Length: 12" to 14"
Ribbon width: 7mm.
Pendant width: 14mm.

Information about packaging options and gift messages can be found in the FAQs located at https://www.etsy.com/shop/retrorefined#more-section. A gift box example photo can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/retrorefined#about.

**This item ships for FREE within the United States via USPS First Class Package Service (shipping time of 2-5 business days). International shipping is available at calculated rates.**

Please check out the shop polices and FAQs located at https://www.etsy.com/shop/retrorefined#policies. Feel free to send me a message if you have any further questions, thanks!


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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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Etsy's definition of vintage is anything that is 20+ years old - as of now, pre-1999. The vast majority of vintage items have been used before and will display varying signs of wear. I do my best to weed out modern items that are made to look vintage, but I may make a mistake here and there. It can be very hard with certain types of items to truly know the age, even with extensive research.

An upcycled item is created with old items or parts of items. Sometimes upcycled items contain newer items and parts, as well. Upcycling is similar to repurposing.
All of the items I sell are vintage or upcycled vintage and are listed as in vintage condition. This means that it's not a new item or an item with all new parts. I further specify the quality of the item with the following (from worst to best):

Okay: Several flaws, but item still functions as intended and is usable.
Good: A few flaws, some may be visible during use.
Very good: A few flaws, most are not visible during use.
Excellent: Almost new condition, no flaws or one tiny flaw.

I will also specifically describe the flaws I base condition on. Upcycled items will have a mix of conditions listed based on the parts used to create the item.

I advise all of my customers to read the entire item description and to message me with questions.
Because my items have used components, they may have been exposed to smoke or pet dander in the past. I do not sell things that smell as if they have been around mold/mildew or smoke. It is possible for an item to have been exposed to mold/mildew and not smell at the current time. Therefore, used items are not a good choice for someone with severe allergies. Some items will have an "old" smell to them due to age, which is different from the smell of mold and mildew.

I live in a smoke-free home, but have several furry "assistants" - both cats and dogs. I attempt to limit their direct contact with my items as much as possible.
This depends on the item.

Jewelry: Almost all pieces are cleaned with a gentle jewelry cleanser or wiped with a damp cloth to remove dust. If I do not at all clean an item (due to fragility), this will be in the condition notes.

Fabric Items: I usually do not wash fabric items and leave that up to the discretion of the buyer after purchase. If I do wash an item, it is hand-washed using a gentle detergent or soak and hang dried.

Decor/Housewares: Glassware is gently hand-washed and hand-dried. Other non-porous items are also hand-washed or wiped with a damp cloth to remove dust. If washing/wiping an item would risk damage (e.g. to a hand-painted design), I do not risk it! This will be indicated in the condition notes.
Jewelry items are wrapped in a handkerchief or placed in a small bag. Gift wrapped jewelry items will also be placed in a black matte gift box. They are then wrapped in bubble wrap and mailed in a bubble mailer or small box.

Larger items will be wrapped in bubble wrap and packed in a box with more bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or newspaper.

Things such as scarves, gloves, and ties will be folded, wrapped in tissue paper, and mailed in a bubble mailer.

Handbags will be packed based on size, any breakable parts, etc. and could be sent in an extra padded bubble mailer or a box.

FYI: I often reuse packaging materials, such as bubble mailers, boxes, and packing peanuts, to keep costs low. Some orders will be shipped with recycled materials.
Due to movement, vibrations, and temperature changes during shipping it is possible for rhinestones (and other set stones) to loosen in their settings and sometimes even fall out of their settings. Additionally, the glue in vintage jewelry items is, many times, also vintage, so it is possible for its hold to break during shipping. Packages should be opened carefully in case stones loosened during shipping.

I try to make sure stones are secure prior to shipping and I wrap everything to minimize impact. If an item arrives with a missing or loose stone (or other part), there are a couple of options. I can provide tips for re-gluing stones, if this something you want to do yourself. If not, I accept returns in accordance with my return policy.
Because I am based in the US, my item prices and shipping prices do not include VAT or other taxes/duties/fees. If you will need to pay these in order to receive your package, you will be notified by your country's mail service. More information: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5023

The customs form utilized by the USPS, and auto-filled by Etsy, will contain general information on the items in your order and the price paid for each item. This form is part of the shipping label on the outside of the package. I cannot change information on this form to avoid taxes and fees.

All of my international shipping prices include insurance. I do not ship to countries that I cannot insure packages to, as per the insurance carrier.
Yes, Etsy will automatically calculate a combined shipping cost when you purchase more than one item from me within the same order. You can see an estimate of the cost by adding the items you want to your cart and viewing the shipping section on your cart's page.

Sometimes shipping costs are miscalculated on the part of Etsy or myself. If you are overcharged more than $1.00, I will issue you a refund for the difference. I usually eat the cost if shipping is undercharged, except in rare circumstances (such as when the customer requests special packaging).
I accept returns on most items. Please contact me within 14 days of receiving your order to work out the details. I ask that returns be sent back in the original shipping packaging within 30 days. Return shipping is at the expense of the buyer. Items not returned in the same condition as at time of sale will not be fully refunded.

In the case of items arriving damaged, I will request a photograph of the damage prior to issuing any refunds.

Any other requests for refunds will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. I will always work with buyers to find solutions that are fair for both parties.
I offer gift wrap on select items, including most jewelry and other small accessories, for a reasonable fee. I do not currently offer gift wrap for large items due to the extra shipping costs.

The regular packaging for eligible items is a vintage handkerchief or a fabric bag with drawstring closure. The gift box option adds a black box with matte finish and a gold hand-stamped flower on the lid. An example photo of our gift boxes can be seen here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/retrorefined#about

Gift messages can be added to any order, even if you opt not to add a gift box. They are handwritten on a vintage postcard and can be added by selecting “This order is a gift” and then “Add gift message for free” in your shopping cart.

Upcycled vintage choker - white velvet - sterling silver and mother of pearl pendant

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: velvet, sterling silver, faux mother of pearl, silver plated brass, silver plated pewter
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