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On Etsy since 2009

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Always an intrepid "creative type", always a passionate "collector"

Lucky to have good genes. Dad was creative and nurtured the same in me. At age 10, I was designing and crocheting clothes for my dolls. I dabbled in painting, papier maché sculptures, making my own clothes, took classes in stained glass and photography.

I've always loved color, texture and jewelry and made my own necklaces before it was cool to wear "handmade". Many were gifts, then friends and family urged me to sell them. I studied jewelry making, improved my skills, learned new techniques and started creating more sophisticated pieces. I guess my creative heritage brought me to start FavoriteBlings at Etsy back in 2008.

I'd say commitment to quality drives me. If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. And I put my heart and soul into making every FavoriteBlings necklace exceptional, one of a kind jewelry.

I start each necklace with excitement, striving for beauty and originality. There's nothing cookie-cutter here - each necklace, bib, choker, Y-drop and lariat is personally created by me in the USA and is totally one of a kind.

I take great pride that each piece is the real thing, made with genuine semi-precious gemstones, authentic natural druzies, real coral, true minerals, top quality components and precious, noble and safe hypoallergenic metals from trusted sources, designed with originality, passion and attention to detail. My necklaces never have any plated or mystery metals, there's no lead, no cadmium or toxic heavy metals, no "German" silver or "Tibetan silver".

And I promise you, no imported knockoffs or cookie cutter clones here. My goal is to create original unique statement necklaces that are top quality, that radiate sparkle and elegance. I want each hand crafted necklace to excite, decorate and empower you, to feel yummy in your hands, dreamy on your skin, and look stunning to your admirers. I want folks to ask you, "Where'd you get that necklace?"

Plus, I take the utmost care to make sure that each exquisite piece is accurately described, photographed, and not misrepresented in any way. AND, you must be completely happy or you can return it. I personally make them, so I stand behind them. Every FavoriteBlings necklace comes with my 100% satisfaction guarantee.

But there's more to this story... Besides applauding my creativity, my dad gave me another gift -- a love for things of the past. Dad taught me early on that pre-owned stuff could be re-used, re-loved. On long ago weekend trips in NJ, NY and PA, we foraged for usable or wearable old and cool treasures.

I guess I can honestly say I was always a passionate "collector". Even at a young age, I used to travel with him to flea markets, sometimes at sunrise! And there were garage, porch, house, barn and estate sales and antique shops. We hunted for and collected old things back when it wasn't chic to shop for pre-owned stuff. I bought what caught my eye, enjoyed the hunt for treasures.

I bought what I liked and what I could afford. But that was then, this is now. And now, after collecting so many antique and collectible vintage items over the years, space constraints meant downsizing. While I say “collector”, my family says “pack rat”. So I'm selling my pre-loved antique and vintage items - celluloid, bakelite, Little Leather Library, stereograph cards, '40s cordé purses, wall pockets, seamed nylons, and other antique and vintage treasures, plus retro jewelry I bought at NYC designer studio sales.

That's how FavoriteCollectibles was born in 2009. I invite you to stop and browse my shop from the 1890s to the 1990s. So, whether it's the 19th, 20th, or 21st Century - my offerings cover 3 centuries - you can pick an era and enjoy your shopping experience here with me!

Thank you for visiting!
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10% OF ANNUAL SALES from my shop go to Shriners Hospitals for Children, who provide medical care to help transform children's lives.
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  • Sylva

    Owner, Curator, Photography, Writing, Shop Appearance, Wrapping, Shipping

    Creating and collecting - two lifelong passions. A longing to produce something unique, and to discover something exceptional. They drive the creative soul, satisfy the collector's heart. So FavoriteBlings and FavoriteCollectibles were born.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to my Shop Policies.


You get total peace of mind with my 10-Day Hassle-Free Money Back 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. (My 10-Day Return Policy also applies to FavoriteBlings Retro - see below.)

-- I make them, so I proudly stand behind them -- stunning, unique, bold, sexy, chunky, lavish USA handmade statement necklaces, chokers, bibs, dangles, lariats, druzy masterpieces, Y-drop tassels. FavoriteBlings necklaces are dainty, dramatic, goddess, bridal, wedding, runway ready or tribal -- alluring feminine dazzlers, all elegant originals. Every unique handmade necklace is affordable couture, a joyful, classy indulgence. You get fine forever jewelry to wear proudly.

-- You should know that I use only 100% first class, top quality components -- No resin, plastic, imitation or simulated gemstones. No mass-produced imports, no disposable jewelry or clones in different colors. No plated or base mystery metals, no nickel, lead, cadmium, no toxic metals, "German Silver, or "Tibetan silver".

-- FavoriteBlings OOAK gemstone necklaces are proudly handmade with authentic, top quality components from trusted sources -- genuine semi-precious gemstones, polished and raw true quartz, real genuine druzy geode pendants, natural freshwater pearls, real coral, authentic cubic zirconia and Swarovski crystals.

-- I use only safe, precious, non-toxic metals -- including 925 sterling silver, fine Karen Hill Tribe silver (.999), Bali, Israeli and Turkish solid sterling silver beads, clasps, chains, charms, pendants and other sterling silver findings, plus always safe hypo-allergenic and non-toxic metals including lead-free aluminum, also durable ancient noble metals of bronze, copper and brass chains, beads, clasps, bails, findings and embellishments.

-- I also use stainless steel on my handmade necklaces, with its quality look and feel. Top fashion brands use stainless steel. It resists rust, corrosion, tarnish and won't oxidize, has a shiny appearance, is one of the strongest jewelry metals, hypo-allergenic, more dent and scratch resistant, is cool and fashionable, and I list it on any necklace where I've used it, as I do with all other safe metals I use.

● FavoriteBlings Retro - PRE-LOVED JEWELRY FROM THE 80s AND 90s:

-- My rare classically styled Taxco offerings and other hard to find FavoriteBlings Retro treasures featured here are all fine authentic original jewelry. I purchased - or was gifted - every piece some decades ago. And each artisan signed solid sterling silver Taxco Mexico bauble offered here is guaranteed genuine. No repros, no imports, no plated look-alikes created yesterday. I stand behind every attention-grabber I sell as a legitimate retro bauble with pedigree, style, and unabashed presence. You have my
10-Day Hassle-Free Money Back 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

● FavoriteCollectibles -- VINTAGE & ANTIQUE ITEMS:

-- All items are authentic. As I mention in my shop profile, over the years I’ve collected a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, and vintage and retro jewelry, and I guarantee that every item I offer is genuine. As an avid collector, I am confident of their authenticity and you should be too. I know with certainty that my FavoriteCollectibles are not repros, remakes, reprints, imported fakes, re-treads, fakelite, or other phonies.

-- Items are old, pre-loved, generally rare, often irreplaceable and FINAL SALE – SOLD "AS IS", in exactly the same condition I found them. Due to their unique nature, fragility, and rarity, I cannot accept returns. Please see more info in my Return Policies. I work hard to earn your trust. I’m a PayPal verified seller and my Etsy feedback reflects the respect and gratitude I have for my customers, and the care I take to describe and ship the items I sell. FavoriteCollectibles Vintage and Antique items are sold AS IS, they are FINAL SALE, no refunds, no returns.

-- You get accurate descriptions of the condition of each of my FavoriteCollectibles. As antique, vintage, retro and collectible items, they've had prior lives, been used and loved before - some more loved than others. They're not newly minted, and not always in 100% perfect, pristine condition. So signs of age and normal wear are to be expected. I may over-describe, but I try to provide the most accurate description I can and try to point out any problem, defect or flaw so there are no surprises, no regrets.

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-- YOU CAN BUY WITH CONFIDENCE. I’m a 5-star seller, and a PayPal Verified Seller. Your credit card transaction is completely handled within PayPal's secure site. I ship in 2-5 business days, sooner when humanly possible. US buyers only. I work very hard to protect my reputation and am committed to upholding the highest standards in quality, sales and customer service - I'm passionate about customer satisfaction.

-- I WORK HARD TO EARN YOUR TRUST. Please know that I do everything I can to help you make an informed decision. To the best of my ability, I try to accurately describe each item, point out any problem, defect or flaw, list colors, sizes, weights and lengths, photograph each item diligently, so you know what you’re getting. That way there are no surprises, no regrets. I want your shopping experience with me to be rewarding.

-- YOU GET HIGH QUALITY PHOTOS and a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes it's very hard to capture the color, small nuances or imperfections, and the camera can't always pick up what I see in person (and sometimes light reflections look like flaws). So I try to be as accurate as possible in describing each item. On the other hand, sometimes the pictures might show something I may have missed mentioning. So photos are part of my description.

-- IF YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH YOUR SHOPPING EXPERIENCE, please take a moment to leave a positive review for me here at Etsy. Your comments are critical because your feedback is my reputation and I do treasure your comments. Thank you for your kindness.

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.


By placing your order, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and accept these policies:

● FavoriteCollectibles Vintage and Antique pre-owned items are sold AS IS, FINAL SALE.

● FavoriteBlings USA handmade necklaces and FavoriteBlings Retro items include a 10-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Return Refund Policy. See full shop Policies for more information on your Satisfaction Guarantee.

Any question at all, or a need for further information, please don’t hesitate to convo me or ask me at favoritecollectibles<at>gmail.com prior to purchase.

Accept PayPal only. Payment due within 2 days of purchase, US buyers only.

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10% OF ANNUAL SALES from my shop go to Shriners Hospitals for Children, who help transform children's lives through groundbreaking research, medical advances, innovative treatment techniques and uniquely customized medical care developed to help children reach their potential and lead more fulfilling lives, regardless of their family's ability to pay.
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Thank you very much for visiting!

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-- I SHIP TO U.S. DESTINATIONS ONLY within 2-5 business days of payment received, so please rest assured that your item will arrive in a timely fashion.

High value items -- over $50 -- are shipped via USPS Priority Mail, with Signature Confirmation.

All items shipped from a smoke & pet free home. I DO NOT SHIP TO AN UNCONFIRMED PAYPAL ADDRESS. Items are shipped to a confirmed PAY PAL shipping address that matches your ETSY address, for your protection and mine.

-- LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED ITEMS: I pack each item very well in order to protect against damage. In the unlikely event of shipping loss or damage, claims are normally handled directly through the shipper. Please let me know right away if there are any problems with your order. (Save the box and all packing materials, otherwise your claim may be void.) Once there is confirmation that your item is lost, stolen or damaged and a claim is initiated, it can take up to six weeks for the shipper to investigate. A refund will be provided as soon as the claim is settled.

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Additional policies and FAQs

Please be aware -- return policies for FavoriteCollectibles Vintage & Antique items are completely different from return policies for FavoriteBlings USA Handmade Necklaces and FavoriteBlings Retro items.

My policies are completely explained in the Returns Refunds section of my store Policies page.

-- POSH UNIQUE HANDMADE CHIC SEXY BLING -- My FavoriteBlings USA Artisan Handcrafted Statement Necklaces have sold at my Etsy shop since 2008. Big, bold, sultry, chunky genuine gem-heavy necklaces, lariats, bibs, chokers, y-drops and tassle necklaces, opulent catwalk inspired jewelry that radiates confidence. I take great pains to infuse extraordinary attention to detail into every piece. I over-engineer every piece, carefully crafting it as if it were for me personally.

You'll never see yourself coming or going. Whether it's girlie, exotic, romantic or edgy, dainty or dramatic, there's only one exclusive of each lavish necklace here -- no cheap knockoffs, no cookie cutter clones. No mass-produced imports called "handmade" and sold at "designer" prices. No lead, no cadmium, no plated or base metals, no nickel, no toxic metals, “silver”, German Silver, Tibetan silver or simulated stones. Each totally unique handmade FavoriteBlings necklace features safe, top quality components, real semi-precious gemstones and minerals, genuine cultured freshwater pearls and coral, and precious, noble, safe, hypoallergenic, non-toxic metals. Every chic, elegant necklace is the real thing -- a remarkable statement piece that empowers you. Fine, forever jewelry to give or wear proudly.

Also my rare classically styled Taxco offerings and other hard to find FavoriteBlings Retro treasures featured here are all fine, remarkable, authentic original jewelry. I purchased every piece personally in the 80s and 90s. And each artisan signed solid sterling silver Taxco Mexico bauble offered here is guaranteed genuine. No repros,
no imports, no plated look-alikes created yesterday. I stand behind every attention-grabbing FavoriteBlings bauble I offer. And each quality item comes with a 100% Risk-Free Satisfaction Guarantee for hassle-free returns. You must be happy or you can return it.

-- ANTIQUE TREASURES FROM THE 1890s TO 1990s -- My FavoriteCollectibles Vintage and Antique listings are authentic, 100% genuine, a rare and wonderful selection. These items have been acquired, owned, used, displayed, worn and/or stored by me personally over the years. As an avid collector, I'm confident of their authenticity and you should be too. My bakelite items were acquired many years ago, are tested and proven with simichrome, and descriptions say so. I'm not an antiquities expert and circa dates refer to approximate time periods based on comparable references that I'm able to find. Be sure to read the description and other details, ask questions, and check the photos. These pre-loved vintage and antique items are sold FINAL SALE, AS IS, exactly as I found them. And judging by my customers' opinions, I think you'll be happy with your purchase from FavoriteCollectibles.

-- I WORK HARD TO EARN YOUR TRUST. Please know that I do everything I can to help you make an informed decision here at my shop. No mirrors used here, no stock photos. A picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes it's hard to capture colors or small nuances, but to the best of my ability, I try to accurately describe each item, list important features, characteristics, colors, sizes, weights, uses. I take the utmost care to ensure that every item I sell is accurately described. I also photograph each item diligently so it is not misrepresented in any way. I realize that sometimes light reflections look like flaws, and, due to differences in monitors, some colors may not always be exactly the same as the item. But sometimes the pictures might show you something I may have missed describing. So I also rely on the photos as part of my description, while I try to be as accurate as possible in describing each item. That way you always know what you’re getting -- there are no surprises, no regrets.

-- I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR SATISFACTION. I am committed to upholding the highest standards in quality, sales and customer service. I try to be diligent, forthright and honest in all my dealings and take extraordinary pains to protect my reputation. I’m a PayPal Verified Seller, and my years of Etsy feedback at both of my shops reflects the respect and gratitude I have for my customers, and the care I take to describe and ship the items I sell.

-- I INVITE QUESTIONS. I'm not a dealer, importer, or jewelry professional. So please take the opportunity to ask questions before you buy. After all, opinions might differ or details on an item might be missing that may be important to you. So be sure to read the description carefully and examine all photos until you're satisfied. Please don't hesitate to ask if you'd like more details on any item that interests you. I'm happy to help make you an imformed buyer.

-- PHOTOGRAPHING OLD ITEMS CAN BE CHALLENGING. When photographing FavoriteCollectibles Vintage and Antique items, it's almost impossible to describe every tiny imperfection, dent, nick, scratch, color change, tarnish, oxidation or patina, metal finish wear, scratches, thinning metal, slightly loose stones, or minor missing stones and or prong wear, tarnish, air bubbles or other traits that are hallmarks of older glassmaking, mold marks, or other minor surface or texture condition. A piece might still have its original patina and need some light cleaning, or be slightly scuffed, lightly faded, gently used. Please understand that I am not an expert, but I give you what descriptive details and measurements I can, and encourage you to inspect the photos to help you be an informed buyer. (Due to differences in monitors, some colors may not always be exactly the same as the item.)

-- SO LUCKY TO HAVE "MET" the most extraordinary folks on Etsy – an eclectic jewelry collector, a mom using her purchase for a YouTube upload, a buyer happy to find the romantic gift he wanted for his girlfriend, a shopper having an “arm party” with her new Bakelite bangle, a sweet medic working overseas with our heroic armed forces -- what a joy to share their experiences and triumphs. Whatever YOUR special story is, I extend a hearty welcome and thank you for visiting.

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A WORD ON BUYING VINTAGE PLASTIC JEWELRY: Please shop smartly and try to proceed with caution.

For instance, some sellers are offering “bakelite” at suspiciously low prices, and it’s not until you see the full description that maybe they'll disclose it’s “French Bakelite” or "F Bakelite" which may mean "Fakelite". Bakelite repros are being made daily, most of the “Fakelite” is imported.

And when I see a “genuine bakelite” seller who has over a dozen different color combinations of EXACTLY the same design, it's hard to believe that the seller found pristine multiples of “rare” vintage pieces - almost identical duplicates of “vintage collectible” bakelite pieces - with the same pattern, composition, and size that differ only in shades and colors, and all in “pristine” and “mint” condition. My alarm bells go off. Yours probably should, too.

TIPS FOR CARING FOR YOUR FANTASTIC VINTAGE PLASTICS: I came across these suggestions on the web and share them with you. If you plan to buy or already own treasures made of celluloid, galalith, bakelite, catalin, or Lucite, help preserve your investment.

When storing, try to protect the pieces from temperature extremes, direct sunlight, too much daylight (like an open cabinet that faces a window), and even cigarette smoke. Don’t store them in plastic containers or pouches. Instead, preserve them in soft cloths to keep the air off them. When you wear your lovely vintage plastics, be careful of hot showers, perfumes, chlorine, or other chemicals that could have a negative interaction with your jewelry. Above all, enjoy!!

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