PinkAstilbe

Pink Astilbe Vintage Costume Jewelry

Illinois, United States · 558 Sales

PinkAstilbe

Pink Astilbe Vintage Costume Jewelry

Illinois, United States 558 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Shop owner

Joanne

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Note from shop owner We're taking a temporary hiatus as we freshen up our store! Stay tuned for great things.

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Last updated on Sep 10, 2014

We're taking a temporary hiatus as we freshen up our store! Stay tuned for great things.

Joanne

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Joanne

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kocasto

kocasto on Apr 18, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Received promptly. Just as described and a fair price.

marta

marta on Mar 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

this is a very beautiful brooch. and it is genuine. Beautiful article. I am very happy. Thank you

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About

Feeding the Addiction that is Vintage Jewelry

After going to my first flea markets and estate sales, I was hooked. Vintage jewelry called out to me and I started collecting. My collection grew and grew and eventually, my husband said "Enough is enough!" I had to find a way to fuel my habit without draining our bank account! So I started selling!

When I'm searching for vintage jewelry or other accessories, I'm looking for many things. Most importantly, stylish pieces that are in very good to excellent shape. Whether a piece is coated with rhinestones or is simply made, I want to make sure the piece is immediately wearable. I don't want to buy pieces that I wouldn't put into my own collection due to damage or other issues.

You know that feeling right? The one where your adrenaline is pumping and you're "in the zone?" The thrill of the hunt is driving you from one box to another, and you're picking up items left and right? Sometimes, while in that zone, I'll buy a piece without completely inspecting it, and later find out that it has a major flaw. I usually then list those items "For UpCycle or Repair." They're still good items, but these pieces would be perfect for a crafter or fashion stylist looking to add a unique flair to their design.

I love reading the "Quit your Day Job" features on Etsy, but as of yet, I can't do it. My day job is still so very rewarding to me. I teach middle school (11-14 year olds) in a suburb of Chicago. My students are all English Language Learners, and my goal is to help them improve not only their knowledge and use of the English language, but their understanding of American Culture, and to help them establish their own voice in this multi-cultural world of ours.

Every evening, while I'm working on the shop, either taking pictures, listing items, packing sales or interacting with teams and other people, my wonderful husband is providing support. He lovingly goes to estate sales and flea markets with me, even though sometimes he'd much rather be home working with his bees or puttering in the basement. That wonderful man has even found some treasures on his own to put into the shop!

I really hope that you find something to love here at Pink Astilbe. Everything in this shop has brought me a smile or brightened my day, and I hope that it brightens yours as well.

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  • Joanne

    Owner, Purchaser, Packager, Shipper, Vintage Jewelry Addict

    I love vintage jewels. It's what gets me up each day. Enjoy the sparkles!

  • Mike

    Co-shopper, Co-packager, Head Cheerleader, Voice Of Reason

    Excellent Husband, Loving and supporting, Feeding the habit.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 14, 2013
I love all aspects of vintage jewelry, from the searching through estate sales and flea markets, to wearing pieces and seeing the sparkle. I also love sharing the vintage jewelry I find with other people. That's why I opened this shop, it gives me the opportunity to share jewelry that I love, and a reason to keep shopping for more!

Please feel free to look around my shop. If there is anything you're looking for, but do not see, let me know and I will keep an eye out for you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept paypal and direct checkout.

*~*~* Reserving Items *~*~*~*

I am hapy to put items on reserve for you. However, I will limit the time an item is on reserve to 2 days, unless another arrangement is made. Please convo me regarding Reserve items.
Shipping
I ship using the USPS, and I ship no later than two or three days after you submit your order.

If you have more than 4 items in your order, please convo me and we will negotiate appropriate shipping prices. This will prevent obscene shipping charges for you and extra paperwork for me.

*~*~*~INTERNATIONAL ORDERS ~*~*~*

* Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges and are the responsibility of the buyer.

* Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.

**International packages that are refused at the point of delivery will not be refunded.**

**Also, please be advised that I will NOT falsify customs documents by marking a package as a "gift" on customs forms. **

For Customers in EU Countries and Canada: Pink Astilbe Vintage is not required to collect any VAT on the selling price of our items. However, see below regarding any import VAT or customs duties that may be levied by your country of residence.

ANY IMPORT TAXES OR CUSTOMS DUTIES IMPOSED BY THE BUYER'S HOME COUNTRY ARE SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RECIPIENT. If the parcel is refused by the recipient and eventually returned to us by the foreign postal service, a refund will be issued for the item selling price; postage costs for the original mailing will not be refunded. If there are any charges connected with a non-acceptance return, such charges will be deducted from the item refund amount. Thus it is always best to be aware of the Customs duties that may be imposed on anything ordered from outside your home country

~ ~ ~ ~ LAST SHIPPING DATES FOR THE HOLIDAYS! ~ ~ ~ ~

I usually ship via United States Post Office 1st class due to the low cost of shipping through them. If you want your item to arrive in time for Christmas/ the holidays, then you need to purchase your item by the following dates:

INTERNATIONAL

Country Last Date for Purchase
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Africa December 1
Asia / Pacific Rim December 8
Australia / New Zealand December 8
Canada December 8
Carribean December 8
Central / South America December 1
Mexico December 8
Europe December 8
Middle East December 8

~*~ Note: I cannot be responsible for any items that get hung up in customs. Buyer is responsible for any VAT or other taxes that may be levied by their respective governments. International packages that are refused at the point of delivery will not be refunded.

INSIDE THE US
Type of shipping Last Date for Purchase
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First Class December 19
Priority ** December 20
Express Mail ** December 21


**If you want Express Mail or Global Express Mail service, then please convo me to arrange for a custom listing with correct postage figured into the price of the item.

International packages that are refused at the point of delivery will not be refunded.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your purchase, please let me know. I would rather work with you than receive negative feedback.

Return postage will be paid by the buyer.

International packages that are refused at the point of delivery will not be refunded.

Refunds will not include customs or duty fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are looking for a particular piece / style or what have you, let me know. For example: "I like to collect squirrels, could you find any vintage squirrel jewelry for me?" I will do my best to find pieces as I visit yard sales, estate sales, resale shops and antique stores. We will work out payment, etc. when the piece is found.

We pride ourselves in our excellent customer service, well described merchandise, and excellent feedback rating. If you have any problems with your order, before leaving negative or neutral feedback, please contact us immediately and we will try to resolve it quickly and courteously.