LoveAlwaysGalicia

Antique Engagement Rings, Opal rings, Sapphire Rings

Washington, D.C., United States · 2184 Sales

LoveAlwaysGalicia

Antique Engagement Rings, Opal rings, Sapphire Rings

Washington, D.C., United States 2184 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(694)

Announcement   Antique engagement rings, opal rings, opal engagement rings, sapphire rings, Art nouveau, art deco, Edwardian Art Deco eras! Please follow me on Instagram for new arrivals @ love.always.galicia . Vintage platinum engagement rings, 18k, 14k gold with opal, sapphire, moonstone, emerald, and other beautiful stones!

Thank you for stopping by my curated collection of antique and retro era jewelry and other vintage curiosities. I love to find and present unique and unusual vintage engagement rings and jewelry to commemorate other special occaisions. Feel free to contact me to help you find a special piece if you desire something other than what I have listed! :)

Press:
A very big "Thank You" for the kind press mentions from:

"25 Vintage Engagement Rings You Can Actually Afford" by Buzz Feed author Leonora Epstein: http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/vintage-engagement-rings-under-1000

VerilyMag: "Etsy Shops Every Bride Will Want To Know About" : for mentioning my art deco brooch as a suggested bridal veil accessory: http://www.verilymag.com/favorite-etsy-bridal-shops-wedding-planning-thrifting

"Engagement Ring Inspiration: Five Diamond Engagement Rings Under $1000"
by HubPages author Hannah Elise: http://hannahelise.hubpages.com/hub/unique-engagement-rings-under-1000

From SouthBoundBride: http://www.southboundbride.com/20-something-blue-engagement-rings/

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 30, 2016

Antique engagement rings, opal rings, opal engagement rings, sapphire rings, Art nouveau, art deco, Edwardian Art Deco eras! Please follow me on Instagram for new arrivals @ love.always.galicia . Vintage platinum engagement rings, 18k, 14k gold with opal, sapphire, moonstone, emerald, and other beautiful stones!

Thank you for stopping by my curated collection of antique and retro era jewelry and other vintage curiosities. I love to find and present unique and unusual vintage engagement rings and jewelry to commemorate other special occaisions. Feel free to contact me to help you find a special piece if you desire something other than what I have listed! :)

Press:
A very big "Thank You" for the kind press mentions from:

"25 Vintage Engagement Rings You Can Actually Afford" by Buzz Feed author Leonora Epstein: http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/vintage-engagement-rings-under-1000

VerilyMag: "Etsy Shops Every Bride Will Want To Know About" : for mentioning my art deco brooch as a suggested bridal veil accessory: http://www.verilymag.com/favorite-etsy-bridal-shops-wedding-planning-thrifting

"Engagement Ring Inspiration: Five Diamond Engagement Rings Under $1000"
by HubPages author Hannah Elise: http://hannahelise.hubpages.com/hub/unique-engagement-rings-under-1000

From SouthBoundBride: http://www.southboundbride.com/20-something-blue-engagement-rings/

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5 out of 5 stars
(694)
thiskcaj

thiskcaj on Aug 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for the great sale. We had the ring resized and fits perfectly. Shipping was fast and it was packaged really sweetly. Very happy with this purchase and experience.

Dawn V.

Dawn V. on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm so very pleased with my vintage pinky ring! These diamonds are much more sparkly in person. Lauri was super to work with. Fast shipping too! Your happy client, Dawn

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About

Each piece of antique jewelry represents both a unique history and journey as well as future story yet to be told...

My vintage & antique shop experience began in South Beach, Miami, FL in the old Art Deco District during the revitalization of a once forgotten beach side resort town. Here I had my first storefront art deco jewelry, antiques, and fine art gallery space in a place filled with artistic inspiration. It was such a thrill to see unique items from the past become someone else's new treasures! A few years ago I found Etsy; initially as a shopper and I thought to myself that this might be a great way to reach a wider audience! One of my favorite things to do is to travel and find new sources of antique jewelry and explore along the way. Having one of my antique "treasures" chosen to be part of something so special as someone's wedding or anniversary is the ultimate complement.

The meaning behind the name of my shop: After researching my family history and that of my best friend, I came to find out that both of our families lived within half mile of each other in the same region hundreds of years ago. :) Galicia - Halychyna (Austro-Hungarian). I thought about how, for many families, one piece of heirloom jewelry might be all that was passed down after so many moves and immigrating to other places and that is how the name of my shop was born. The idea was that each piece of antique jewelry represents an incredible life story and future yet to be told...
Thank you for allowing me to be part of such a great community full of creativity and imagination here on Etsy! There is truly no place else like it!

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  • LoveAlwaysGalicia

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    My experience began in South Beach, Miami where I had my first storefront art deco jewelry, antiques, & fine art gallery in a place filled with artistic inspiration! Years later I decided Etsy might be a great way to reach a wider audience!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 22, 2016
Welcome! The history and study of antique and vintage jewelry has always been a passion of mine. The care in craftsmanship, uniqueness, and in many instances rarity of these objects gives them special appeal. The fact that each one has a story to tell about a special past and future occasion or time in history makes them all the more fascinating!

Accepted payment methods

Payment
For your convenience, I accept both Paypal and Etsy Direct Checkout (credit card) payment methods (including credit card transactions via Etsy "Direct Checkout"). Please note, I am unable to accept any other forms of payment at this time.
I do offer payment/installment plans for layaway. Please see the "additional information" section below for details. Thank you!
Shipping
All items under $400.00 are shipped USPS Priority Boxed (and in a presentation box) within the USA with full insurance, adult signature required. Items above $400.00 are shipped Registered Priority Mail, (with presentation box) adult signature required. Please select the guaranteed 2 day Express shipping option if you would like the most rapid option. Jewelry MUST be shipped to the verified CONFIRMED address registered to your Paypal/Etsy account~~~no exceptions~~~. If you require your package to be shipped to a different address than that of record, please update your information prior to your purchase. Taxes and customs duties for overseas shipping, if any charged by your country, are of course the responsibility of the buyer. You can read up on your countries VAT on the government website or this one: ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/taxation/vat/how_vat_works/index_en.htm

I offer shipping to many countries, convo me if you have additional questions regarding international shipping. Shipping times will vary according to distance and country customs policies but will typically take about 12 business days. Customs duties levied/VAT, if any, are the responsibility of the buyer.

Packages will ALWAYS require signature proof of delivery and insurance.

LOST Packages: In the unlikely event that your package/item is lost in the mail it takes 30 calendar days from the scheduled delivery date before I am allowed to file a claim on your behalf for the insurance that you purchased with your shipping costs. After the claim is filed it can take 10-21 days to receive payment from USPS. As soon as I receive their payment I will refund you immediately. Most times your insured item is at the local post office waiting for ID/signature pickup. :)

Please do not use a faux US shipping "address" as your mailing address for overseas shipping purposes such as provided by Aeropost or similar as we will not be responsible for lost or improperly forwarded packages that do not arrive safely.

Packaging: typically your item/s will come boxed in a new presentation box (or antique presentation box when applicable). If the piece is a gift, please let me know and I will try to wrap it in a special and appropriate way! :)
Refunds and Exchanges
My goal is for you to love your antique treasure as much as I do. If you are not 100% satisfied, I offer refunds for unaltered/unsized items for any reason within one week of receipt. :) Please allow up to 7-10 days for the refund to appear in your account once item is returned. ***The only 2 exceptions to refunds would be below:

1. For items that have been custom sized and altered at your request so if you are unsure about an item it may be best to have it sized by your local jeweler just in case. Custom sized items are NOT eligible for returns unfortunately. **NO exceptions**

2. Please note that layaway items that are paid for in installments are NOT eligible for returns unless the item was misrepresented or listed incorrectly. If payments are stopped mid-plan prior to pay-off being completed, a store credit ONLY will be issued for the amount received thus far. If a layaway item is paid off in entirety and then you change your mind afterwards and decide you would like to cancel, store credit ONLY will be issued. **NO exceptions**
Additional policies and FAQs
Yes, I do offer Layaway for most items over $200.00! Please convo me for more information if you have an interest and I will update the listing for you! :) Payment can be split into thirds; the first 1/3 is due to hold an item and then the remaining 2 payments over the next two months if desired. Please note that items that are paid for in installments are not eligible for returns unless the item was misrepresented or listed incorrectly. If payments are stopped mid-plan prior to pay-off being completed, a store credit only will be issued for the amount received thus far.

A very big "Thank You" for the kind press mentions from:

"25 Vintage Engagement Rings You Can Actually Afford" by Buzz Feed author Leonora Epstein: http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/vintage-engagement-rings-under-1000

VerilyMag: "Etsy Shops Every Bride Will Want To Know About" : for mentioning my art deco brooch as a suggested bridal veil accessory: http://www.verilymag.com/favorite-etsy-bridal-shops-wedding-planning-thrifting

"Engagement Ring Inspiration: Five Diamond Engagement Rings Under $1000"
by HubPages author Hannah Elise: http://hannahelise.hubpages.com/hub/unique-engagement-rings-under-1000

"Springtime Sparkle" on Vintage & Main Blog: http://vintageandmain.blogspot.com/2013/03/eve-team-finds-springtime-sparkle.html

"Your Guide to the Best of Estate and Vintage Jewelry" on The Sparklotron: http://sparklotron.com/i-do/#.VLndDup0zIU

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More information

Last updated on Jul 4, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

Please specify your ring size upon checkout when purchasing.
Sizing can be done on most rings 3-4 sizes up or down! :)
My jeweler typically takes 3-6 business days to complete orders (usually closer to 3 days) and charges 45-. Please note that once rings have been custom sized and altered for you, they may not be returned. See the section in my Etsy shop titled "Sizing, custom ring sizing" to add this service to your shopping cart on Etsy. :)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/196605375/ring-sizing-for-white-or-yellow-gold

I do not offer returns for items that have been custom sized and altered at your request so if you are unsure about an item it may be best to have it sized by your local jeweler just in case.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Your item/s will come boxed in a new presentation box (or antique presentation box when applicable). If the piece is a gift, please let me know and I will try to wrap it in a special and appropriate way! :)

Can I make a request for shipping to a different address other than the address of record on my Etsy/Paypal account after purchase?

As with all shops on Etsy (or any other online selling venue) we are only able to ship and insure your package using the address on record at the time of purchase. Packages shipped to other addresses or forwarded void the insurance policy with Paypal and USPS. Please check your address on your account Prior to purchasing to ensure your package is shipped to the address you would like. We are unable to change the shipping address after purchase due to Etsy and Paypal policies. Thank you for confirming your personal address information before purchase!

Layaway payment plan options

Yes, I do offer Layaway for all items over $200.00! Please convo me for more information if you have an interest and I will update the listing for you! :) Payment can be split into thirds; the first 1/3 is due to hold an item for you and then the remaining 2 payments over the next two months if desired. Please note that items that are paid for in installments are not eligible for returns unless the item was misrepresented or listed incorrectly. If payments are stopped mid-plan prior to pay-off being completed, a store credit only will be issued for the amount received thus far.

Press

A very big "Thank You" for the kind press mentions from:

"25 Vintage Engagement Rings You Can Actually Afford" by Buzz Feed author Leonora Epstein: http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/vintage-engagement-rings-under-1000

VerilyMag: "Etsy Shops Every Bride Will Want To Know About" : for mentioning my art deco brooch as a suggested bridal veil accessory: http://www.verilymag.com/favorite-etsy-bridal-shops-wedding-planning-thrifting

"Engagement Ring Inspiration: Five Diamond Engagement Rings Under $1000"
by HubPages author Hannah Elise: http://hannahelise.hubpages.com/hub/unique-engagement-rings-under-1000

From SouthBoundBride: http://www.southboundbride.com/20-something-blue-engagement-rings

Insurance for packages containing jewelry

All items under $400.00 are shipped USPS Priority Boxed (and in a presentation box) within the USA with full insurance, adult signature required. Items above $400.00 are shipped Registered Priority Mail, (with presentation box) adult signature required. Please select the guaranteed 2 day Express shipping option if you would like the most rapid option. Jewelry MUST be shipped to the verified CONFIRMED address registered to your Paypal/Etsy account~~~no exceptions~~~. If you require your package to be shipped to a different address than that of record, please update your information prior to your purchase. Taxes and customs duties for overseas shipping, if any charged by your country, are of course the responsibility of the buyer. :)

International Shipping

I offer shipping to many countries, convo me if you have additional questions regarding international shipping. Shipping times will vary according to distance and country customs policies but will typically take about 12 business days. Customs duties levied/VAT, if any, are the responsibility of the buyer.

Lost packages

Packages will ALWAYS require signature proof of delivery and insurance but in the unlikely event that your package/item is lost in the mail it takes 30 calendar days from the scheduled delivery date before I am allowed to file a claim on your behalf for the insurance that you purchased with your shipping costs. After the claim is filed it can take 10-21 days to receive payment from USPS. As soon as I receive their payment I will refund you immediately. Most times your insured item is at the local post office waiting for ID/signature pickup. :)

Please do not use a faux US shipping "address" as your mailing address for overseas shipping purposes such as provided by Aeropost or similar as we will not be responsible for forwarding.

Can I return my engagement ring after the return policy period lapses if we change our mind or if we break it off in the future?

Sorry, no we are unable to accept returns for any reason after the stated return policy lapses.