RareBeauty

Vintage Costume Jewelry Rare Antiques Men's Edwardian

Washington, D.C., United States · 538 Sales

RareBeauty

Vintage Costume Jewelry Rare Antiques Men's Edwardian

Washington, D.C., United States 538 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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(256)

Announcement   Antique Bracelets Vintage Costume Jewelry Men's Cufflinks Old Watches Handbags Designer Brooches Edwardian Earrings Simple Jewellry Unusual Gems

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Last updated on Apr 5, 2016

Antique Bracelets Vintage Costume Jewelry Men's Cufflinks Old Watches Handbags Designer Brooches Edwardian Earrings Simple Jewellry Unusual Gems

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Rare Vintage Ciner Signed Goldfish Brooch
US$225.00

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5 out of 5 stars
(256)
karen barton

karen barton on Jun 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Im head over heels in love with this broach. Its just drop dead gorgeous. Its a beautiful piece of history and im so over the moon that i purchased it from u. I appreciate all your help rare beauty u were an absolute pleasure to purchase from and your customer care is second to none. Your a super cool seller thank u so. I just love love love it its just so very vintagey cool.

boonboon

boonboon on Jun 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was a great trans action. It was very quick, the price was reasonable, and I really love the item.

Maxaroobear

Maxaroobear on Jun 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This bracelet is absolutely gorgeous. It is comfortable and i am proud to wear it. I loved the box and ribbons and note, this was like getting a gift. I'm really happy, thank you??

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Ostby and Barton Flame Chalcedony ring. Coming soon! Convo for info!

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About

Rare and Beautiful Antiques For The Discerning Client

Years ago, RB was allowed to dig through old houses full of amazing objects. She thought many of the items being discarded were actually quite beautiful, but was told she was wrong, that it was all just junk.

If she had been old enough to trust her judgement, many rare and beautiful things would have been saved. It bothered her that these objects, many of which had been made with love and hard work, were being thrown out as useless trash. She could feel, even at a young age, that these objects held stories.

Early on, the waste that she saw, and the lack of appreciation for the hard work that went into an object made her begin collecting things that she found lovely.

As a child, she began to read, voraciously. She consumed books on art, history, pottery, jewelry, silver, and anything old. She began to realize, no matter what she had been told, that objects told a story better than any book ever could, because the objects were there- the historians , usually, were not.

As soon as it was possible, she began auctioning the items she had 'rescued' in online auctions. The high prices that some of the items brought shocked her, (and her mom) RB began to see a future in this, realizing that her years of informal training had given her an "eye."

Her auctions of carefully selected, well-researched items became very successful, but the other venue was becoming clogged with fakes, deceit, and scam artists. After awhile, the buyers left the site, tired of the fraud.

However, RB kept collecting. Then, several years ago, after a terrible, life altering incident, RB decided that life had more to offer than she was taking. She quit her job and became a full-time online and private seller.

RB felt that there were people who would value her taste in object selection. She feels that the objects she chooses hold a particular and rare type of beauty that transcends the mundane.

So far, and five shops later, RB has been able to confirm that her thoughts were correct. People respond to her selections and creations. She is happy researching the stories behind the objects, knowing that, often, the stories hold a meaning for those who love the objects.

If nothing else, a visit to the RareBeauty collection of shops will enlighten you, and maybe make you smile.

The people who visit RareBeauty are special, and RB feels very lucky to be able to meet so many wonderful people who share her love of the beautiful things to be found all around us.

Thank you for visiting.

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    I am a private person with a varied and interesting career that has now brought me to Etsy. I feel that buying vintage promotes cultural understanding, historical preservation, and helps to save the earth, one Rare and Beautiful item at a time!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 5, 2016
Welcome to RareBeauty.

Please come in and look at our items. If nothing else, you may find it interesting, as we have some rather unusual items.

All items are from a smoke free home. A homeless kitty recently adopted us, but he is very well- mannered and only tries to steal our antique marbles; otherwise, he is not near the items, and we do not photograph items on the floor.

All items are vintage or antique, meaning at least 20 years old. None are 're-purposed', or made from other parts, or restored unless noted. We do not restore items in this shop. If past restoration is detected, it will be noted, if at all possible.

We have very high standards, and we try to disclose everything. Vintage is not new, however, so please take this into consideration.

We stand behind our items, and have a track record to prove it. We have been selling on other sites for many, many years.

We try to be nice and do everything properly. Thanks for looking, and please, if you have any questions, ask. We check often, and will answer as soon as we can.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Direct Checkout or Paypal only, to the Paypal or Etsy verified address only, no checks or wire transfers.

Layaway: Yes. We will require a non-refundable reserve fee of 25% of the total of the cost of all items reserved. This is to cover our costs if the sale is not completed by the purchaser. Layaway payments can then be made in 3 equal installments over a period of time not greater than 6 months. If sale is not completed, the reserve fee is not refunded.

Offers: We are here to help, and we want you to be happy. We will sometimes consider reasonable offers on items, so please ask, but do so before purchasing. Pricing can be subjective on vintage items, and no one is perfect, so do ask.
Shipping
Shipping: USPS is the preferred method for most items.

Paypal: If Paypal or Direct Checkout is used, we will only ship to the verified address. We do not ship unless an address is verified. Unverified addresses will cause a shipping delay until the correct address can be determined.

Customs and Taxes: International customs may charge you taxes and fees for any item you receive if you live outside of the US. We have no control over this, but you need to be aware that this may happen.

Gift Shipments: Please do not ask for international shipments to be marked as a gift, or ask for falsification of customs documents. It is illegal.

Condition: Vintage is not new. Please keep in mind that these items have been previously owned.

Insurance: Insurance is not included in any shipping unless stated in the listing. Insurance can be added to most items if it is not already included. If insurance is not purchased, we will not replace items or refund any monies if item is not delivered. When making a purchase from this shop, you agree that you have read and understand these policies, and understand that there is no refund of any portion of any item that is not insured.

Insurance is required on ALL expensive items, and for most expensive international shipments. It is expensive. In certain cases, we will use registered mail or Global Express Guaranteed. We include insurance on any item over $100.00.

Signature Confirmation: Please provide an address where packages over USD200.00 can be signed for.

Combined Shipping: Combined shipping is available on many items, but please understand that shipping is an art, not a science, and we must consider weight AND dimensions, as well as item safety.

Damage: If a package arrives damaged, recipient must take photos, save all packaging, and contents, and file a claim with the post office. We have no control over the USPS policies, and as they only refund the insurance amount to the person who files the claim, and you must have the package to file the claim, this is out of our control. Shipping is not refundable. If purchaser wishes RareBeauty to file the claim, purchaser must return package and contents at their own expense. Filing a claim is no guarantee that there will be a refund. We will refund whatever is refunded to us. However, we do pack exceedingly well.

Shipping on Approval: We do not ship on approval.

International Shipping: If an item says "No international Shipping" there is usually a reason, such as the item being prohibited for export. However, inquires are welcome- laws change, so please ask. If you see an item and it is not listed as able to be shipped to your country, please inquire.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds, Returns, Samples: We stand behind what we offer- always. We have been selling online for over 15 years, and have an excellent reputation in 'other' selling venues. We know the value of honesty and accuracy. However, we do not accept returns unless an item is not the item ordered or it is discovered that our description was vastly incorrect. We include measurements and multiple photos, and will be happy to provide more. However, we want you to be happy, and will work to resolve any issues.

If you have a problem: Items are carefully researched and described, and we stand behind what we sell. If there is a problem with an item, please contact us so we may resolve the issue.

Please note that many of these items are very old, and are not able to withstand the rigors of daily use, or even able to be used as originally intended. Water, cosmetics, chemicals, sunlight, rough handling, etc., can all cause severe damage to an antique or vintage item. Please keep this in mind. If you have special concerns, please ask before we ship an item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Samples: We do not provide samples or free merchandise for any reason.

Shop Environment: Smoke free, but vintage items may have been around smoke. We do have pets, but they stay away from the items we sell. Usually. Cats be cats.

Collectors: If you collect a particular item, let us know, as we have many items that have not been listed, and will be happy to make an album of items for you to look at with no obligation.

Thank you for stopping by, and if you made us a favorite, we are honored!

Please feel free to buy!

Thank You,
RareBeauty