Jewelry With A Story

Oregon, United States · 771 Sales


Jewelry With A Story

Oregon, United States 771 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   We only use AUTHENTIC , HALLMARKED, ANTIQUE silver to handmake our collection of heirloom pieces. You will never find anything (here) that has been re-created, made from a cast, or imitation.

Last updated on Sep 20, 2016

We only use AUTHENTIC , HALLMARKED, ANTIQUE silver to handmake our collection of heirloom pieces. You will never find anything (here) that has been re-created, made from a cast, or imitation.


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Vintage Spoon Ring- US State Collection
Vintage Campbell Soup Kid Tie Clip, 1970
RARE Antique Sterling Silver Ring - Pansy
Antique Sterling Silver Ring - Para, 1892
RARE Antique Sterling Silver Ring- York, 1885
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

austinredford4 on Sep 20, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

Not even pure sterling silver. It is just silver plated. Bought for my girlfriend and she is sensitive to most metals but sterling silver. This is a rip off.


Hillary responded on Sep 20, 2016

Please read the description of this ring. The very first sentence says: "This silver plated flatware was given the original name 'Signature Series'..." You will also notice that the materials listed are : 'Silver plated flatware.' Keep reading and you will read more information I give on this being a SILVER PLATED piece. Options are provided on coating the inside of this ring due to those who are sensitive to metals (which makes up silver plate- not sterling silver). There is not one ounce of misguided information or hinting to this ring being made of anything other than whats is clearly stated: SILVER PLATE.


onewildhare on Sep 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Strawberry Shortcake is the best! Very unique ring! Thanks!


redux1238 on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

One of my favorite rings now c : Beautifully crafted.

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My grandparents love for collecting and creating lives on.

Dora Lou is the name of Hillary's grandmother who spent 60 years collecting sterling silver formal antique silverware. Most of her collections are incredibly rare and incredibly old.
Something so rich in history and intricately made, inspired Hillary to resurface & repurpose these lost works of art.

She feels that these small treasures don't belong behind dust, but that they belong to be loved and cherished in new homes for new history and stories to be made. Aside from the collecting and creating required to repurpose these beauties, what she loves the most is helping others keep their own memories alive of loved ones with simple sentiment & beauty.

Hillary has both lived and left her heart in California, New York & Prague, Czech Republic. Weird and amazing Portland Oregon is where her home is now, where she lives with her husband & two spunky little ones. With all of her heart she loves Jesus, her family and creating- and works hard to keep things in that order.

Shop members
  • Hillary

    Owner, Maker, Collector

  • Stephanie


Shop policies

Last updated on September 16, 2016
Welcome to Dora Lou, a collection of handmade jewelry made from fine antique flatware.

Spoon rings have been around for quite some time, but spoon rings made by Dora Lou are a little extra special! We put a whole lot of love, appreciation and care into each individual, antique and vintage piece.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
All payments must be made before item is shipped.
Unless otherwise selected or requested, all domestic orders will be shipped via USPS First Class, and a tracking number will be provided in your shipping confirmation email. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen orders, once in transit.

Unless otherwise selected or requested, all international orders will be shipped via USPS First Class. Please note: A tracking number does not come with this shipping option. Due to customs and the country it is being delivered to, please allow at least 3-8 weeks for your order to arrive. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen orders, once in transit.
Refunds and Exchanges
A lot of care has been put into each piece, so it is very important to us that you love your special treasure. In addition, these custom made pieces are not factory made. Each piece by Dora Lou is repurposed from a rare antique collectible to custom fit your specified size. However, If you are not happy with your Dora Lou purchase, we want to know. Please send us a message with your questions and concerns and we can accommodate an exchange.

If you are unhappy due to fit we are more than happy to make sizing adjustments at no charge. Please refer to our sizing policies for more information.

Because each piece is cut to custom size, all cancellations need to be requested within 24 hours of placing an order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Determining Size

Each and every Dora Lou ring is made from an antique collectible, and many are extremely rare and difficult to find. Because of that, it is very important to find out your accurate ring size before placing your order. Each and every piece is cut and handcrafted to custom fit, which is why it is important to not guess or roughly estimate a size. If you want to purchase a piece from Dora Lou before it sells out, but are not sure on what size to order, please contact me. It is much easier for both of us to put your order on hold, than it is to make a huge jump in sizing, later on. Once you are able to confirm an accurate ring size, I will begin crafting your special piece.

The most accurate way to find your ring size, is to visit your local jeweler and have them measure your finger. It's free and only takes a few minutes.


It is really important to Dora Lou that not only are our customers and collectors happy with their ring, but that their ring fits perfectly and comfortably. If you have ordered using your accurate ring size and your ring does not fit perfectly, I always ask that you send it back to us so that we can make any needed adjustments to ensure that it fits correctly. Do not attempt to tighten or loosen the ring yourself, and never take it to a different jeweler. These collectibles require a specific and experienced handling, and they can easily be damaged if not adjusted properly. Please contact us regarding any adjustments needed, and instructions will be sent to you on how to send it back for adjustments to be made. Please do note that a large jump in sizing over .5 can easily compromise the piece during the process. You will not be charged for your adjustment.