Handcrafted Victorian & Art Nouveau Jewellery

Jyvaskyla, Finland · 210 Sales


Handcrafted Victorian & Art Nouveau Jewellery

Jyvaskyla, Finland 210 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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ArxRosarum is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Having a summer holiday. I will be back in August at the latest. I will try to check my convos from time to time - thanks for your patience. Have a great summer!

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Last updated on Jul 5, 2016

Having a summer holiday. I will be back in August at the latest. I will try to check my convos from time to time - thanks for your patience. Have a great summer!


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Jewellery inspired by bygone eras

While watching historical drama or observing pieces in museums, have you ever felt a deep connection for those past days of beauty?

I have always been fascinated by the elaborate aesthetics of bygone centuries. My style is eclectic, welling from delicacy of Rococo, dark shades of Victorian splendor, mythic tales of Art Nouveau and glowing glamour of Art Deco.

I'm constantly hunting for rare and interesting supplies. I love to work with vintage glass jewels, cameos and cabochons. I combine decades old components with new high quality brass stampings made with vintage dies. All intriguing motifs and delicious colors are calling to play around and design new wearable pieces.

Welcome to Arx Rosarum and pick your favorite jewels from my treasure chests!

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  • Ruusu

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographing, Packing, Shipping, Customer Service

    Apart from designing, she is writing a fantasy novel and her master thesis in Art History.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 1, 2016
Welcome to the dreamy and curious kingdom of Arx Rosarum!

In my designs, I use both contemporary and vintage materials.

My vintage glass stones, cameos, decal cabochons and beads were mostly made in West Germany, Czechoslovakia and Japan during 1940-1960's. Some are even older, some slightly younger. Vintage components can have tiny imperfections such as slight clouding, scratches and small variations in size and color. In my opinion, that just adds to the charm!

I use only top quality metal parts. Almost all of them are made in USA with vintage dies. Some of the designs have been in production for over 100 years! The base metal is raw brass, steel (some chains only) or pewter (some clasps only). They have been professionally plated with antiqued brass, antiqued silver, antiqued copper or some other special finish, and sealed with non-toxic lacquer for long lasting beauty.

All metal parts are lead and cadmium free. All of them are also 100% nickel free, except surgical steel which contains always small amounts of nickel, but in a form which often doesn't cause an allergic reaction (that's why it's called hypoallergic); and some silver finishes which may have very minor traces of nickel, but still stay under nickel free standards.

If you have very sensitive skin, I recommend nioubium hooks. Being physically inert metal, it is practically non-allergenic. If you would like to upgrade to any earring hook option which isn't available on the listing page, please convo me.

All items are crafted and packed in smoke and pet free home.

Please roll down to see care instructions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept PayPal and major credit cards for all orders.

I also accept bank transfer for orders from The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) meaning the all EU countries, ETA countries (Island, Liechtenstein, Norway), Monaco and Switzerland. The bank transfer must be made in EUROS. If you are interested in paying via bank transfer, please contact me.

All possible custom and tax fees are on the responsibility of the buyer.
I ship all orders in First Class Priority.

I pack the items most carefully and re-use clean packing materials as much as possible.

It will usually take one business day, until the funds paid by Bank Transfer are cleared. I ship only after the payment is complete.

Estimated delivery times:
Finland: 1-2 business days
Europe: 3-10 business days
Rest of the world: 5-20 business days

Sometimes customs can delay delivery for several weeks.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction is important to me!

If the item does not match the description, arrives damaged or it does not arrive at all - please contact me! I will do my best to make you happy.

If the item is as described, but you still wish to return it, you can return it within 14 days from receiving. Prior returning, please send me an email or Etsy convo. The return delivery costs are paid by the customer. If the item is not in the same condition it was sent (unused), a cost to cover the value decrease will be deducted from the refund sum. Please note, custom items cannot be returned.

To avoid possible disappointments, please read the item descriptions carefully.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!


Delicate by its nature, costume jewelry should be used with love and care. Follow these instructions to keep your jewelry in great condition for many coming years! (This applies to most fashion jewelry, not just Arx Rosarum's items.)

• Do not swim, bathe or sleep with your jewelry.
• Protect your jewelry from chemicals (eg. hair spray, perfumes, creams) and humidity. They can damage the sealing, rust steel chains, darken patinas and cause corrosion (that green thing) on brass.
• If your jewelry gets wet, wipe it with a towel and let it dry in an open space.
• Store your jewelry in dry boxes and prevent them from scratching each other.
• Keep your jewelry away from small children and pets.


I use a life-size mannequin to give a quick size reference. She has a rather thin neck (about 32cm / 12.5"), so the necklaces may hang higher depending on your own neck width.

I always give the measurements like the item was worn. This means earring length including earwire and necklace length clasp closed.

To try at home, compare to your own jewelry or for example, cut a similar length from a thread and try on.

I also always include the weight of the earrings. If you have a scale, you can compare how much your own earrings weigh. Everybody has their preferences, but here is a chart to give you the general idea:

1 g = lightweight (casual)
2 g = ordinary (casual)
3 g = substantial (special occasions)
4 g = heavy (special occasions)