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Note from shop owner All our museum jewelry has been moved to EtsyVintageValues. Please join us there while we load up more items as the year progresses

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 30, 2022

All our museum jewelry has been moved to EtsyVintageValues. Please join us there while we load up more items as the year progresses


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About AncientArtisans

Sales 374
On Etsy since 2014

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History with Style

FIRST: You can see my jewelry line now at EtsyVintageValues. We've joined forces hope to see you there

Totally clueless I backed into jewelry making over 40 years ago. Most of my designs are replicas of actual objects in museums. I hand carve each model in wax or clay keeping all the flaws and wear marks that give each original their own unique personality.

I've worked from my live/work store front in the East Village since 1979. It's a really tiny shop but I have a huge front window which makes all the difference when living small.

I've done commission and sold to many museum shops over the years including The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The New York Public Library and Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design among others. Sold to lots of Irish shops too, but sadly most have closed which is what prompted me to open my Etsy shop. I'm so glad I did!

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Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom and hope you like my work, Peggy

Shop members

  • Peggy

    Owner, Designer

Production partners

  • Gay Casting

    New York, NY

    Gay Casting has been closed for over 15 years now. For 20 years they cast the pewter production designs you see in my shop. I will always be grateful to Louis Velazques a wonderful man who mentored me all through my business career.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
History with Style is our motto. I've been making replicas for museum shops for over 30 years. All designs are created in my studio/store front The Shape of Lies in the East Village of NYC. Stop in if you find yourself in the neighborhood. Always fun to meet on line friends.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
In over 30 years working with museums I haven't had one return or exchange. If your item is damaged in transit I'll help you make your claim with the Post sure to save all the packing that's important

The good news is I'm happy to replace a single lost earring as long as my molds are still good

I'm very confident you'll be happy with your purchase. If not send me a message and we'll sort it out together.
I only ship to USA via Priority Mail
Your tracking number will be sent as soon as your item is on it's way.

Hope your new purchase exceeds your expectations
Additional policies and FAQs
Ancient Artisans jewelry looks forward to being part of Etsy's new wholesale section. Please contact us directly if you have a shop or website.