Vintage Jewelry, Religious Medals, Holy Relics & Charms

California, United States · 1784 Sales


Vintage Jewelry, Religious Medals, Holy Relics & Charms

California, United States 1784 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Vintage Religious Medals, Antique Reliquaries, Sacred Statuary, Holy Charms & Talismans, Upcycled Jewelry, Altered Art, Ephemera, Trims, & Findings...and much much more! Welcome to Ave Immaculata! ~ Beauty is a key to the mystery and a call to transcendence. It is an invitation to savor life and to dream of the future!

Last updated on Mar 28, 2016

Vintage Religious Medals, Antique Reliquaries, Sacred Statuary, Holy Charms & Talismans, Upcycled Jewelry, Altered Art, Ephemera, Trims, & Findings...and much much more! Welcome to Ave Immaculata! ~ Beauty is a key to the mystery and a call to transcendence. It is an invitation to savor life and to dream of the future!

Richert Gordon Salondaka

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Richert Gordon Salondaka

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Did you know that Saint Therese (Theresa, Terese, Teresa) Of Lisieux is also known by Catholics as "The Little Flower"? She exemplified her adage "I Will Spend My Heaven Doing Good Upon Earth". Ave Immaculata presents rare medals of this beloved Saint!!!
COMING SOON!!! A Dazzling Array Of Very Rare Vintage Saint Christopher Medals, Circa 1920's - 1940's!!! You Don't Want To Miss These Special Pieces - Fresh To The Market!!! Stay Tuned To Ave Immaculata!!!


The Ave Immaculata Story...

We joined Etsy and placed our first item up for sale back in 2007. Through many evolutions and changes we have arrived at the polished online shop you see before you today. We call the lovely sunny state of California home. In addition to our online business, we also peddle our wares in several different gift boutiques and collectives in the Wine Country of picturesque Sonoma County, in Northern California. You can also find us at:

"smitten" On Facebook:

"Gin'Gilli's Vintage Home" In Geyserville, California:

"Corrick's" In Historical Downtown Santa Rosa, California:

We are passionate about anything vintage, tattered, forlorn, & once cherished. In antique objects we are blind to inherent flaws or damage...rather, we celebrate a piece's "innate beauty", "character", & "history"! Most of the merchandise we carry is religious or spiritual in nature, but every once in a while we will list something that is a little bit quirky, odd, or unique - we are firm believers in the adage "Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder"!

We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service, a thrilling and inspiring shopping experience, and products of the utmost rarity & premium quality. Please contact us if you have any questions or need our help. Our hope is that you will find something in our curated collection that calls out to you, strikes an emotional chord, or makes your soul smile! We bow to the Divine in you!

Shop members
  • Richert Gordon Salondaka

    Owner, CEO, Jewelry Artist, Floral Designer, Photographer, Vintage Curator, Visual Merchandiser, Graphic Designer, Promoter

    "Our truest responsibility to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find the truth."

Shop policies

Last updated on March 13, 2012
► Please buy with confidence...We only stock perfect and highly sought after merchandise. All our handcrafted creations come from a smoke and pet-free home and environment.

► Many of our customers have been very loyal and return to buy something for themselves, or for their friends and family. This is the relationship that we hope to establish with you too! Please check out our store "Ave Immaculata" for other fancy & unique items up for sale TODAY!!!

► Please feel free to email us before making a purchase and ask all questions to avoid any misunderstandings. You can contact us by clicking the "contact Ave Immaculata" link located on the right hand side of our store page under the "Ave Immaculata's info" section. All emails will be answered within 24 to 48 hours after we receive and read them.

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► We prefer PayPal payments, but will also accept money orders, cashier's checks, and personal checks - Please note that checks and money orders require a 7 day hold after deposit to our bank. What?!!! You don't have a PayPal account yet? OPEN ONE TODAY! It's quick and easy. Payment must be received within 3 days of your purchase or the item will be re-listed, your transaction cancelled, and buyer reported for non-payment.
► Winnings are shipped within 24 to 48 hours AFTER your payment is received and has CLEARED - We know how important your purchase is, and we strive to get it to you as quickly as possible!

► We take pride in the fact that we have safely shipped over 2000 items to our customers this year!!!

► Your purchase will be shipped to the PayPal address provided with payment, so please check that it conforms with any address you submit via check-out. Discrepancies between the two might delay shipping until we are able to confirm the shipping address with you.

► We are not responsible for service transit time. Transit times are provided by the carrier, exclude weekends and holidays, and vary with package origin and destination, particularly during peak periods. For reasons aforementioned, We can only give ESTIMATED time to receive shipment, not a guaranteed date to receive shipment.

► We pack all our items carefully and professionally! We do NOT haggle over shipping and handling methods or rates. We package our items very well! Thick cardboard boxes, and premium packing materials! We package and ship all items securely with electronic postage and labels! We Believe in getting your package to the Post Office QUICKLY and PROMPTLY! WE DO NOT MAKE A PROFIT OFF OF THE SHIPPING + HANDLING THAT WE CHARGE YOU!!! Please keep ALL of these factors in mind when considering the overall cost that we offer for Shipping + Handling and PLEASE LEAVE NOTHING OTHER THAN POSITIVE FEEDBACK FOR US!!! Delivery Confirmation with USPS or UPS tracking number is included FREE with your shipping and handling charge and is automatically emailed to you by PayPal when we purchase the postage online and print the label. INSURANCE is optional and will raise the rate of shipping should you choose to add it. Please notify us at the time of purchase if you would like insurance and we will give you a quote. If you choose to purchase insurance, please wait for a revised invoice before paying. We are not responsible for lost or damaged packages, so for the protection of both parties insurance is highly recommended!

► For limited tracking Internationally, Priority Mail International is available. Priority International tracks the package to the point the package leaves the U.S, and is then only provided as a courtesy service by USPS and its partners. First Class International method does not include a tracking number, but we do, however, retain proof of mailing from the post office. DUTIES & TAXES - these are not included in the purchase price and are buyer's responsibility. ALL packages will be marked "commercial sample" on the customs form. We will not commit an US federal offense by marking "gift" instead, so please don't ask.

► We offer $1.00 off Shipping and Handling for each additional item when multiple items are paid for on one single combined notice. Please do not ask for a different discount than is offered. If you purchase multiple items the combined shipping total is automatically calculated for you when you proceed to check out.
Refunds and Exchanges
► Returns - In the unlikely event, should the item not meet your expectations, we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee of the purchase price. Buyer must return item in same condition within 5 days of delivery. Seller is not responsible for damage or loss during return shipment or delivery, optional insurance for damage or loss is available and is recommended. Buyer is responsible for all return shipping and handling costs.

► Novice Etsyers - PLEASE consider Etsy guidelines and do not leave anything other than POSITIVE FEEDBACK without contacting your seller first to resolve an issue. Contacting your seller first is standard Etsy policy. As a seller, we are not satisfied until you are, so please take the time and courtesy to tell us if any problem arises with your order. We will do everything we can to make it right. Please leave us Positive Feedback, doing so will ensure our future SUCCESS on Etsy, and GUARANTEES Low Prices and Superb Quality for YOU - WE BOTH WIN!!! POSITIVE FEEDBACK will ALWAYS be left for you as soon as your payment has been received and has cleared.

Thank You for Shopping, Thank You for Buying, & Please Visit "Ave Immaculata" Again!!!