RainOnTheWind

Antique & Fine Vintage Jewelry & Wholesale Gemstones

Vancouver, Canada · 1053 Sales

RainOnTheWind

Antique & Fine Vintage Jewelry & Wholesale Gemstones

Vancouver, Canada 1053 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(480)

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Note from shop owner ¸¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸><(((º> MY STORE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR A FEW WEEKS WHILE I AM OUT OF THE COUNTRY ¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸><(((º> ¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸><(((º> I will be checking my messages while away and will be happy to answer any questions during that time although I may not be able to answer quite as promptly. I will re-open in October.
Warmest regards to all my Etsy friends,
Sandra ¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸><(((º>

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 17, 2016

¸¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸><(((º> MY STORE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR A FEW WEEKS WHILE I AM OUT OF THE COUNTRY ¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸><(((º> ¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸><(((º> I will be checking my messages while away and will be happy to answer any questions during that time although I may not be able to answer quite as promptly. I will re-open in October.
Warmest regards to all my Etsy friends,
Sandra ¸.·´¯`·.´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸><(((º>

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(480)
Lexie

Lexie on Sep 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful gold antique book chain necklace. Lovely engraving on the links. Feels like silk on the neck. Happy to have purchased this piece of jewelry.

njc2013

njc2013 on Sep 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just love this ring! It is so versatile and wear it plain or with other narrow stackable rings! Thank you for such quality pieces of jewelry!

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About

Wholesale Gemstones, Fine Vintage & Antique Jewelry

I have been interested in Fine Antique Jewelry since I inherited a beautiful pair of Victorian Etruscan Earrings from my wonderful great Grandmother.
She was Parisian French and had an Antique Collectibles shop in Manila during the early 1900's.
I am a Graduate Jeweler, Goldsmith and Gem Dealer and love working with precious metals set with natural gemstones.
I had my own retail shop in Vancouver which gave me a deeper appreciation for community, customer service and accountability.
I sold my shop a few years ago and now have more time to spend at my bench creating special pieces as well as restoring worn and broken treasures back to wearable life.

SHOP NEWS:
One of my custom Antique Necklaces seen center stage, worn by the Bride, at the beautiful Victorian wedding of Emilia & Ryan - Congratulations !
August 11, 2013
http://offbeatbride.com/2014/03/washington-victorian-wedding

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  • Rainonthewind

    Jeweler, Goldsmith & Designer

    For the love of Natural Gemstones and Fine Antique Jewelry

Shop policies

Last updated on May 11, 2016
Welcome to my store.
Victorian, Georgian, Etruscan, Art Deco and Antique Gold & Gold Filled Jewelry fascinate me.
I am a Graduate Jeweler, Goldsmith and Gem Dealer and love working with precious metals set with natural gemstones.
The Jewelry items in my store have been professionally cleaned and are ready for presentation.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
I accept Etsy Gift Cards and Direct Check Out by credit card but as my preferred method of payment is paypal this is the default protocol. Please message me if you would like to use a gift card or direct check out and I will change the check out options.

Layaways welcomed with a minimum 20% deposit or $50.00 down (whichever is less) and the balance to be paid in as many or as few installments as the buyer chooses - within 60 days.
****Layaway purchases are refundable by a store credit only and are not eligible for cash refunds. The deposit (or first $50.00) on all Layaways is NON-REFUNDABLE****
Please contact me to start the process
Shipping
I endeavor to ship purchases within 48 hours of payment

Canadian postage rates can be high and estimating International postal fees is not a simple task.

I have listed the actual rates (including a small surcharge for packaging) to the best of my knowledge and as I have no desire to profit from shipping fees I will happily refund any significant over charge.

Items listed in my shop under $50 go Canada Post Economy (4-10 business days for Canada & the U.S. but does not provide tracking so is at the buyers risk) unless requested otherwise.

Items listed in my shop between $50 and $750 go Canada Post with tracking (4-8 business days unless held up in Customs)

Items listed in my shop over $750 go Canada Post with a signature confirmation service (except Australia) and also provides tracking (4-8 business days unless held up in Customs)

Please note on International shipments that all Customs Import Duties or Taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser.

All prices quoted are in US$
Refunds and Exchanges
I want people to be happy with their purchase and satisfied with the transaction process. I understand it can be scary to purchase jewelry online, especially something as important as a wedding or engagement ring so I am happy to offer a 3 day review period on all the items in my store (excluding loose gemstones)

Purchaser ***MUST CONTACT ME WITHIN 3 DAYS*** of their jewelry arriving if they wish to pursue a refund.
No reasons expected and no questions asked but if there is something you think I should know, please tell me!
The jewelry item must be returned in it's original unaltered, undamaged condition at the purchasers expense and shipped within one week with a postal tracking service.

I will refund the original purchase price excluding shipping fees within 24 hours of receipt of the returned item being found in it's original condition

***Purchases made by layaway may be returned for a store credit only (less the non-refundable deposit) and are not eligible for a cash/paypal refund.

NO RETURNS ON GEMSTONES
Additional policies and FAQs
I stand by my listing descriptions.
I am a Graduate Jeweler and have electronic gold testing and gem testing equipment. I have also taken Gemology courses however some gemstones are very difficult to authenticate. If I am unsure of a gemstone I will say so in my listing, otherwise I will search out a Gemologist for a professional evaluation.

A NOTE ABOUT GOLD FILL
Gold Filled jewelry is composed of a solid layer of gold pressure bonded to a base metal. It is up to 100 times thicker than gold plate and has been used extensively in the production of fine jewelry throughout the last century and was the most common gold alloy used in Victorian Great Britain.
In the United States, the quality of gold-filled jewelry is defined by the Federal Trade Commission. If the gold layer is 10k fineness, the minimum layer of karat gold in an item stamped GF must equal at least 1/10 the weight of the total item. If the gold layer is 12k or higher, the minimum layer or karat gold in an item Stamped GF must equal at least 1/20 the weight of the total item. The common stamps found on modern gold-filled jewelry are 1/10K GF, 1/20 12KGF and 1/20 14K GF.