KimLovesVintage

Bakelite Queen

North Brooksville, Florida

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Announcement    Yikes, its almost winter, Christmas is right around the corner.
That being said, last date for Christmas arrival is December 10th, this is the recommended date by USPS, they will not guarantee, I always ship Priority Mail but the postal service has been experiencing slow downs. Please order before Dec 10th for Christmas.
Favorite my shop And follow me on Instagram @maimiesmini for new item listings, Flash Sales notification and Coupon Codes...

In other news
I have just acquired an amazing vintage 1970's - 90's New Old stock from an Atlanta Apparel Mart sales associate. She closed her shop years ago and had thousands of items in storage, Lanvin, Valentino, YSL, Diane Von Furstenberg and others.
I have about 1000 pieces from this lot. Most have original tags or are on original cards, Amazing treasure trove.

Kim Loves Vintage has relocated to beautiful Brooksville, Florida and is in full swing. Full time Online shop and now a retail location inside the Olde Inverness Antique Mall on Pine Street in Inverness, Florida. Also look for Kim at local Vintage Markets and Trunk shows in Central and South Florida.

Check out our Blog www.kimlovesvintage.com/blog

Also, Please be sure to check out the Fabulous article on Vintage Bakelite in the Pioneer Woman Magazine, Kim Loves Vintage is featured along with some awesome Bakelite. I am thrilled to be featured in this magazine and so happy to showcase vintage Bakelite. Bakelite is one of the most versatile and decorative materials in vintage costume jewelry.

You may still be able to get the 2020 spring issue of Pioneer Woman Magazine to read all about Bakelite and try the yummy food Ree is always cooking! This issue was on shelves one week into lockdown last year so it did not get the distribution anticipated so...

Here is a link to the article https://photos.imageevent.com/kimlovesvintage/pioneerwomanbakelitearticle/ArticlePDF.pdf

I have been working on some new Perfect Pearl Creation necklaces using Vintage Pearls with some fun modern twists and coming soon more of my one of a kind Antique Chinese Sterling components made into beautiful necklaces. I will also be listing more of pieces of Vintage Bakelite over the next 2 weeks. Please take time to look at my Diamonds and Rust Collection, I am also offering a new size in the bespoke bangles.

I am continuously adding new Diamonds and Rust creations and some Dazzling pieces from my huge personal collection, yes I am downsizing.

Look for me at many Central Florida Vintage and Shabby Chic downtown shows in the Winter and Spring of 2022. I will also be doing Pop Ups in some small safe environment downtown open air shows beginning in the winter of 2022.

Follow me for more information @maimiesmini on Instagram

Welcome to Diamonds and Rust also known as Kim Loves Vintage! I have some great new items that I will be listing after the first of the new year. I am headed out to do a few Pop Up shows and am still working on pieces like the ones I made at Costume Jewelry Collectors International Convention where I taught a jewelry making class. I have been out at some Florida estate auctions and have returned with with some fabulous COOL Vintage Bakelite, Juliana, Vintage Costume Jewelry and Artisan Jewels. I am getting ready for the Pop Ups and organizing new inventory including some jewelry making supplies, that is Vintage Bakelite Stock. Thank you for your kind patience with orders while I am adding tons more.

I will be adding more from MOANS Couture NYC, a fabulous line of one of a kind hand made in NYC Statement jewelry. Private Convo me for photos if they are not on site. Look for Loads of new vintage jewelry to be added as well! I am going on a shopping trip to South Florida, Miami Beach Estates Soon......Some vintage coming in from Paris, some Vintage Vrba pieces as well as some other new designer couture pieces from Paris, there will be some from my personal years of collecting Enjoy! Hope your Fall Season is amazing!

Have fun, vintage jewels forever!

Love from Kim

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 18, 2021

Yikes, its almost winter, Christmas is right around the corner.
That being said, last date for Christmas arrival is December 10th, this is the recommended date by USPS, they will not guarantee, I always ship Priority Mail but the postal service has been experiencing slow downs. Please order before Dec 10th for Christmas.
Favorite my shop And follow me on Instagram @maimiesmini for new item listings, Flash Sales notification and Coupon Codes...

In other news
I have just acquired an amazing vintage 1970's - 90's New Old stock from an Atlanta Apparel Mart sales associate. She closed her shop years ago and had thousands of items in storage, Lanvin, Valentino, YSL, Diane Von Furstenberg and others.
I have about 1000 pieces from this lot. Most have original tags or are on original cards, Amazing treasure trove.

Kim Loves Vintage has relocated to beautiful Brooksville, Florida and is in full swing. Full time Online shop and now a retail location inside the Olde Inverness Antique Mall on Pine Street in Inverness, Florida. Also look for Kim at local Vintage Markets and Trunk shows in Central and South Florida.

Check out our Blog www.kimlovesvintage.com/blog

Also, Please be sure to check out the Fabulous article on Vintage Bakelite in the Pioneer Woman Magazine, Kim Loves Vintage is featured along with some awesome Bakelite. I am thrilled to be featured in this magazine and so happy to showcase vintage Bakelite. Bakelite is one of the most versatile and decorative materials in vintage costume jewelry.

You may still be able to get the 2020 spring issue of Pioneer Woman Magazine to read all about Bakelite and try the yummy food Ree is always cooking! This issue was on shelves one week into lockdown last year so it did not get the distribution anticipated so...

Here is a link to the article https://photos.imageevent.com/kimlovesvintage/pioneerwomanbakelitearticle/ArticlePDF.pdf

I have been working on some new Perfect Pearl Creation necklaces using Vintage Pearls with some fun modern twists and coming soon more of my one of a kind Antique Chinese Sterling components made into beautiful necklaces. I will also be listing more of pieces of Vintage Bakelite over the next 2 weeks. Please take time to look at my Diamonds and Rust Collection, I am also offering a new size in the bespoke bangles.

I am continuously adding new Diamonds and Rust creations and some Dazzling pieces from my huge personal collection, yes I am downsizing.

Look for me at many Central Florida Vintage and Shabby Chic downtown shows in the Winter and Spring of 2022. I will also be doing Pop Ups in some small safe environment downtown open air shows beginning in the winter of 2022.

Follow me for more information @maimiesmini on Instagram

Welcome to Diamonds and Rust also known as Kim Loves Vintage! I have some great new items that I will be listing after the first of the new year. I am headed out to do a few Pop Up shows and am still working on pieces like the ones I made at Costume Jewelry Collectors International Convention where I taught a jewelry making class. I have been out at some Florida estate auctions and have returned with with some fabulous COOL Vintage Bakelite, Juliana, Vintage Costume Jewelry and Artisan Jewels. I am getting ready for the Pop Ups and organizing new inventory including some jewelry making supplies, that is Vintage Bakelite Stock. Thank you for your kind patience with orders while I am adding tons more.

I will be adding more from MOANS Couture NYC, a fabulous line of one of a kind hand made in NYC Statement jewelry. Private Convo me for photos if they are not on site. Look for Loads of new vintage jewelry to be added as well! I am going on a shopping trip to South Florida, Miami Beach Estates Soon......Some vintage coming in from Paris, some Vintage Vrba pieces as well as some other new designer couture pieces from Paris, there will be some from my personal years of collecting Enjoy! Hope your Fall Season is amazing!

Have fun, vintage jewels forever!

Love from Kim

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About KimLovesVintage

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Kim Loves Vintage aka HRM Bakelite Queen

Kim Loves Vintage is one of Florida’s quality collections of vintage costume jewelry. Kim has been collecting costume jewelry for over Thirty Five years. She has a degree in Fine Art from the University of Florida, with a specialty in Jewelry Construction and Wheel thrown ceramics. Kim’s shop in St. Petersburg Florida antique mall brick and mortar store boasts of thousands of pieces of jewelry that fill 2 large showcases.
Kim’s collection includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and brooches ranging from Fabulous 1930's sterling rhinestone fur clips by Eisenberg and Trifari to simple everyday costume jewelry of the 1950’s to the most elaborate and glamorous jewels to over the top runway jewelry by famous designers like Kenneth Lane. . Her collection also includes vintage compacts, Tiaras & headbands, and purses. Bakelite, one of Kim’s personal favorites fills more than one of the cases at her shop, figural pins, Victorian jewelry, an extensive selection of designer signed jewels by some of the most important designers , including Chanel, Trifari, Haskell, Hobe, Boucher, and many others.

Kim is a Nationally known collector having lectured at the Costume Jewelry International collectors convention and other Vintage Jewelry conventions across the United States. Portions of Kim’s personal collection are featured in several books including Warman’s Jewelry, 4th Edition
by Kathy Flood and the “Inside the Jewelry Box” costume jewelry book series by Ann M. Pitman.


Thanks,
Love,
Kim

Shop members

  • Kim DeWitt Paff

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Owner, Designer, Collector And Jewelry Historian

    Nationally known collector, having lectured at the Costume Jewelry Collectors International conventions and her private collection featured in numerous books including the Inside the Jewelry Box series & Juliana Reference book by Ann M. Pitman.

Production partners

  • Chris Crouch Moans Couture

    Hoboken, NJ

    Moans Couture jewelry pieces are works of art — wearable art produced in limited quantities. Made in the USA, inspired by the magic of New York City, each piece envisioned and created by the designer, Christopher Crouch, whose friends call him “Chris”.

  • Jessica Kagan Kushman

    Nantucket, MA

    Jessica was in her mid-20s she had developed a full-blown obsession with fashion and jewelry. After surviving a career in the corporate world, Jessica started a fashion accessories business that has expanded to include giftware, fine jewelery and the newly introduced JKC Vintage Collection

  • OTAZU

    South America

    High end couture designer, very limited production

Shop policies

Last updated on June 20, 2021
Kim is the Bakelite Queen, but Kim also loves
Jewelry , Art and Antiques. Kim offers a large selection of Quality Vintage Costume Jewelry, specializing in Vintage Bakelite Jewelry , New Designer Bakelite Jewelry, Rhinestone Jewelry, Designer Signed and Unsigned Vintage Costume Jewelry, Victorian and Vintage Fine Jewelry, Period Jewelry, Antiques, Purses and Accessories.

Enjoy browsing through the site and please contact Kim directly with any questions you may have. Kim also has a large selection of vintage costume jewelry that is on display at Antique Galleries of St. Petersburg. You will find included a photo of Kim's Bakelite case at the shop several months ago. So if you have a specific need, Kim might have it in the shop, feel free to ask.

Kim is always buying quality Vintage Jewelry by the piece or entire estates. Kim is now offering personal style consulting services for Weddings, Photo Shoots, Special Occasions and Events. She can help you select Vintage Jewelry to compliment all your fashions. Kim will share her knowledge of Vintage Jewelry, and instruct you in proper storage, cleaning and care for your precious collections.

KimLovesVintage and BakeliteQueen reserve the right to refuse services or sell to customers at their discretion.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We want you to be happy with your purchase so please be sure to read all descriptions and size and condition info. All items are original and unrestored unless otherwise stated.
DISCOUNTED OR ON SALE OR COUPON PURCHASES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN. SOME SPECIAL LISTINGS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN.
Professional restorations will be noted in descriptions. Refunds WILL NOT be issued if items are returned without prior authorization or returned without following stated guidelines. Items returned in different condition than originally shipped will not not be accepted and refund will not be issued.

Buyer is responsible for cost of return shipping.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about any item, we want you to be happy with your purchases Please note: We are not responsible for shipping damage or loss. Items which are insured and arrive damaged or are lost will be handled via claim with the US postal service. We are not responsible for uninsured or underinsured items, and can not to be held responsible for items which are delayed, lost or damaged by the post office or any other shipper. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about this policy, your satisfaction guarantees you will shop with us again! " If an item has already been picked up from my shop 60 miles away a trip charge will be deducted from the sale price as I have spent a half day driving and fuel charges. Items that have been placed on layaway. Please read descriptions carefully and ask questions.

DISCOUNTED OR ON SALE OR COUPON PURCHASES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN. SOME SPECIAL LISTINGS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN.

International Orders are NOT eligible for return, please ask questions, look at photos, ask questions, request more photos, etc...Due to extremely high international shipping costs and the extended time it requires to ship and return an item, it would be out of inventory for over 30 days.
Payment
Coupon Code discounted items are NOT eligible for return. Please make your selections carefully when purchasing with a coupon. If an item has been picked up from one of my shops 60 miles away a trip charge will be deducted from the sale price as I have spent a half day driving and fuel charges.

ALL Payment should be made via Direct Checkout. Layaway arrangements are all acceptable payment options. LAYAWAY ITEMS ARE NON RETURNABLE . Please contact me via convo to make arrangements for Layaway special listings. Easiest most convenient for you will be to use Direct Checkout on a Special Listing for the item. All payments must be in US dollars and all payments must be made within ten (10) days of the order date. Items with pending payments including layaway orders will be marked with a HOLD tag on the site until payment is received and processed. If payment is not received within 10 days the order will be cancelled, notification of cancellation will be made via email and items returned to inventory. "
"Layaway terms are 50% down, non-refundable deposit, balance due within 30 days of order date Layaway items are not returnable. I will create a "Special Listing" for each installment. Upon receipt of final payment on a layaway the item will be shipped Priority International mail, fully insured, signature required prices beginning at $45 per USPS"
Layaway is only available on items $200 or more.

Layaway items are not returnable.
Upon receipt of final payment on a layaway the item will be shipped first class insured for the amount paid and shipping notification will be made to the buyer. Some items including lay away will require personal invoice from me. Please email me with you selection, and I will send you a discounted personal invoice. If you wish to use another form of payment, you must contact us first, for authorization. International orders are gladly accepted, however at the present time we are not accepting credit card orders for international orders. We reserve the right to refuse any order that does provide a valid, working email address or other verified shipping information.

Layaway and Discounted or purchased with Coupon Codes are not eligible for return.
Shipping
" Shipping Policy - All items will be shipped via USPS (US Postal Service) unless otherwise stated. First class USPS shipping is as posted in the United States on all Jewelry items. You may choose to have additional insured if so, you must email me so I can send you a new invoice including the insurance price.First $50 is included in the standard shipping. Any Other shipping method, please contact me directly. Paypal, credit cards and money orders ship within 1-2 days of payment clearance/receipt. Personal checks ship in 5-7 days, or less depending on previous purchase history. If you have a special shipping need, we will do our best to accommodate, please don't hesitate to contact me directly. International shipment costs are TBD (to be determined) and will be calculated once your order is received. We will email you with the shipping options and costs to your country. I only use FedX for some countries for reliability and tracking. Customs documents are filled out using the correct amount of purchase and description of the item. " I list 1-2 weeks shipping but it is usually within a week, my physical brick and mortar shop is 50 miles away so sometimes I have to make a trip to pick up an item from the shop and this adds to the shipping time. If you need an item right away, please convo me and I will try to get it shipped as quickly as possible.

International buyers must contact me for shipping options or pay the minimum shipping as stated on the listing. International items are NON-REFUNDABLE

Discounted or purchased with Coupon Codes are not eligible for return.
Additional policies and FAQs
" Condition Definitions Excellent = Almost new condition, no noticeable flaws, dull, dark or yellow stones, virtually no plating or enamel loss. Sometimes this will be listed as "pristine condition" Very good = some minor signs of wear or age i.e. slight wear to plate or enamel, minor foil damage possible on a couple of stones, etc. Flaws will be minor. Specifics will be pointed out in the description. Good = signs of wear and age, specifics will be pointed out in description. Noticeable plating and/or enamel loss, copper may have some scratching, original patination is gone, some dull or graying stones. Fair = major condition problems, broken pin stems, serious wear, plating is gone, loose hinges,, deterioration of stones probably not in desirable wearable condition. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding specific conditions or color questions. Unless otherwise stated, we make every effort to ensure that colors represented on the page are accurate. Additional views of items can be sent within 24 hours if needed to make a purchasing decision.

Discounted or purchased with Coupon Codes are not eligible for return.