Announcement GD Saving The Past specializes in a finely curated collection of collectible coins, bullion and vintage jewelry.
GD Saving The Past specializes in a finely curated collection of collectible coins, bullion and vintage jewelry.
am180 on May 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
Absolutely amazing experience from start to finish. My ring is so beautiful! I would love to shop with this seller again.
GD responded on May 5, 2022
Thank you for the wonderful review am180. It was a pleasure working with you as well. Glad you are enjoying your beautiful ring.
Lainel on Jan 22, 20225 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love this item even better in person than pictured. Seller was so kind and quick with shipping my order. Love love love it! Can't wait to see the reaction from the person I bought it for! Awesome seller!
M on Jan 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
Very beautiful ring. Arrived quickly. Thanks!
Emma on Dec 13, 20215 out of 5 stars
Looks even better than the picture! I use it as a little table deco :)
Allison Kemp on Oct 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
Ring was exactly what I've been looking for!! Exactly as described and was here within a week!
DIANA on Sep 19, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love love love it dainty with a lot of style.. thanks so much 🍒
Monica on Jun 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful in pristine condition. Receiving many compliments on it.
Monica on Apr 30, 20215 out of 5 stars
This ring far exceeds expectation. It is well-made, in excellent condition and a substantial ring with a unique design. Seller response was immediate. Fast shipping and quality packaging. Highly recommend the seller.
Sandra on Apr 25, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful, great communication, thanks much!
Inspiration comes to those who seek it.
IN THE BEGINNING
Long before the rise of Antique malls and online stores, most Antique shops were single owner stores. Having had the opportunity as a child and young adult to visit single owner Antique stores allowed me to ask a lot of questions about pieces that interested me directly with the owner of those stores
Jewelry as a career and life long passion started with what seemed like a predetermined destiny.
As a teenager in the early 1970's, a family member worked with a large security company that specialized in the transport of important gems and jewelry. On numerous occasions I would go to his office in New York City where I was privileged to see world-class jewelry up close.
About the same time I met an incredibly talented Silversmith/Artist that offered to teach me the basics of Custom jewelry making and design. At this point I knew this was what I wanted to do with my life.
As luck would have it, while looking for a job in 1973 I found a jewelry store that was looking for Christmas help. I applied for the job and was hired. When the Christmas rush was over I was offered a permanent job along with the offer to take my Gemology courses from The Gemological Institute of America (GIA). This was an amazing experience but for the next five years I was doing appraisal work and sales, not Custom jewelry design or Antique jewelry.
A TIME FOR CHANGE
In 1978 I decided it was time to move on and at the same time get back to what I loved, creating jewelry and dealing with antique and vintage items. I opened my first store that year in the town I grew up in. In addition to creating Custom and Handmade jewelry I began to take in trade collectible coins and vintage jewelry. Antique Jewelry fueled my interest in the History of Jewelry Design and Creation. From these exciting jewels of the 1800's to the early 1900's I learned how jewelers worked using some tools similar to what we use today as well as tools that are quite primitive by today's standards. It was fascinating to think of the people that once owned these family treasures and how these tiny works of art brought them joy and happiness as well as marking milestones in their lives.
THE RESTLESS ARTIST
In 1981 a very good client offered to buy my store. Without hesitation I agreed and moved to Texas. I opened a store and stayed very busy doing custom design work as well as expanding my market in coins, bullion and vintage jewelry. While in Texas I took numerous jewelry workshops held by Swest Inc. Learning new skills and techniques such as wax carving and lost wax casting.
A PLACE FOR INSPIRATION
As the oil economy of Texas started to falter I knew it was time to move on. In 1988 I moved to Colorado.
It is easy to have inspiration when you live in a place as beautiful as Colorado.
As soon as I moved to Colorado I opened a new store where I created my own jewelry designs and continued to expand on my bullion, coin and vintage jewelry business.
I had always enjoyed the creative process and I stayed very busy as a custom jeweler but it was my coins and vintage jewelry that continued to fuel my interest.
During the 1990's when the internet began offering the possibility for someone to reach out to people across the country and world I decided it was time to make a change in the way I was running my business so I opened my first online store during this time.
After a series of experiments and website incarnations I decided in the year 2000 to go strictly online selling and in 2012 I added my Etsy shop.
It has been a truly amazing career and I am blessed to have been able to do what I love.
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As long as I can remember I have been fascinated by collectible coins and vintage jewelry and now I am happy to pass on some of my treasures to others that appreciate them as much as I have. I hope you get as much enjoyment from them as I have
I love history so over the years buying, selling and collecting vintage jewelry and coins has held many rewards for me and passing on some of my treasures to others that appreciate an unusual piece as much as I do is an amazing feeling.
I hope you find as much pleasure viewing my collection as I have had bringing it to you.
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Items shipped within Colorado are charged 4.985% sales tax
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Use my convenient 30 day lay-a-way with 25% down.
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For items shipped to Canada I ship packages valued under $400.00 by first class with insurance and for packages over $400.00 by first class registered.
The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies but generally runs 1 to 3 days.
Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose as well as where it is being shipped to.
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Orders shipped to countries outside the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. These, and any additional charges required for customs clearance are the responsibility of the recipient.
Customs policies vary widely from country to country; please contact your local customs office for further information. Customs clearance procedures can cause delivery delays.
Information I Collect:
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorize Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, mailing address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for example, for a custom order), if you contact me directly.
Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It:
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
~ as needed to provide my services - to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, locate missing or delayed packages or to provide customer support;
~ when you have consented to additional contact, which you may revoke at any time, such as signing up for my mailing list;
Information Sharing and Disclosure:
Certain customer information is necessary to my business. I may share your personal information in the following circumstances:
~ Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as shipping & delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
~ Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
~ Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
~ Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
~ Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
~ Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
~ Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me:
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, owner of Greg DeMark Jewelry, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me through etsy's messaging system.