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Quality Vintage Costume Jewelry

554 Sales


Quality Vintage Costume Jewelry

554 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
Winnie Lambert

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Winnie Lambert

Sterling Silver Egyptian Pyramid Earrings
Napier Linked Gold Tone Collar Necklace


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
carol takaki

carol takaki on Aug 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love the plates. They were well packaged thanks. Happy to have found these, they are perfect and the colors are beautiful. I wil check back with you for more of these great items..

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A Love of Treasure Hunting

I love treasure hunting and finding unique vintage pieces. I also love collecting. I appreciate vintage pieces so much more than the contemporary jewelry available in mass quantities today. My shop allows me to share my great finds with a wonderful community and it has been a wonderful experience. In addition to selling vintage jewelry and accessories I also sell a limited number of Christmas wreaths. I make them myself out of the various items I find throughout the year. I never know what I'm going to work with or how they're going to turn out and that's half the fun for me.


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Shop policies

Last updated on May 19, 2015
Thanks so much for visiting Sweet Lena's Retro. Here you'll find a variety of quality costume jewelry pieces, vintage handbags and accessories, and unique vintage home decor and collectible items. Handmade Christmas wreaths made from vintage jewelry and ornaments are available in a limited supply.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with Discover
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  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Preferred methods of payment: PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout. Checks and money orders are accepted on a case by case basis.
All orders: Please allow 1-2 business days for handling.

Domestic Orders: Items are shipped USPS First Class or Priority Mail. Shipping includes tracking/delivery confirmation and insurance where applicable.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE READ: Buyers are responsible for all customs fees, duties, and taxes associated with the destination country. If an order is returned to seller as "refused" by buyer, the amount of the order will be refunded to buyer less a 10% restocking fee, shipping and insurance costs, and any fees incurred by seller in order to reclaim the item.

Shipping costs listed for each item are estimates and include the cost of insurance against loss or damage. Actual shipping costs and insurance may be less than quoted price, in which case the seller will refund the amount overpaid to buyer's account immediately. If actual shipping costs plus insurance are greater than quoted price, the difference in price will be paid by seller. Countries not covered by U-Pic or InsurePost insurance are excluded from this policy.

Insurance Claims: If an item is lost or damaged the buyer must be willing to communicate with seller and insurance company to expedite the claim process. Buyer may be asked to submit photographs of packaging materials and/or damaged items, sign legal documents pertaining to the disposition of purchased items and packaging materials, or submit a signed affidavit stating an item was never received, etc. Buyer may be asked to surrender items to insurance company or local post office, or return damaged items to seller. The buyer should keep all items and packaging materials in his/her possession until instructed to do otherwise. Refunds will not be issued until after the claims process is complete.

Domestic Claims: Claims for lost packages may be filed 21 days after the package's ship date. Claims for damaged items may be initiated immediately.

International Claims: Claims for lost packages may be filed 45 days after the package's ship date. Packages sent to Italy require an additional 15 day wait for claims submissions and will be filed after 60 days.

Brazil recently changed its customs procedures and are holding packages for up to 120 days upon acceptance. Lost package claims will be processed after a 120 day waiting period. Brazilian customers should not place orders unless they are willing to wait up to four months for their packages or for their refunds.

Seller reserves the right to cancel orders to any country not insured by U-Pic or InsurePost.

International damage claims may be filed immediately, regardless of country.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds accepted within 3 days of delivery confirmation date. Buyer must inform seller of intent to return during the 3 day period. Buyer is responsible for return shipping fees, packaging, and insurance where applicable. Refund will be processed immediately following receipt of returned item. Refunds include cost of merchandise only and excludes costs for initial shipping and/or insurance. Returned item MUST be in the same condition as when originally shipped. Please understand there are no exceptions to this policy. Thank you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me if you would like to place an item on reserve. I will hold an item for 24 - 48 hrs.

Please Note: Vintage and antique items often contain lead. Please keep them away from your children. Glass beads and crystals are particularly dangerous as they are often made from lead glass. Their color, size, and appearance make them particularly attractive to children. I do not test my items for lead content. Please err on the side of caution and keep all of your vintage and antique jewelry away from the kiddos!

Quick Reference for Rating and Evaluating Vintage Costume Jewelry

Mint Condition: Jewelry that has never been worn - including new old stock where appropriate - with original boxes and/or tags. No flaws or signs of wear anywhere on the jewelry.

Excellent Condition: Like new but without tags/boxes. If the history of the piece is unknown it cannot be considered "mint", "new", or "never worn" - so "like new" is a good descriptor. No noticeable flaws to the jewelry, including scratches, scuffs, scrapes, chips, tarnish, or patina. No bent pins, worn prongs, or clasps that don't work well. Stones are free from surface scratches and still have their original intended appearance (no fading, discoloration, darkened, dead or missing stones).

Very Good Condition: Jewelry that is wearable and overall in excellent condition but has smaller, barely noticeable flaws. Examples: A slight scuff in a stone, spot of wear to metal, tarnished clasp, or age spot/discoloration to a piece that can be noticed when examined up close - but it is not likely to be noticed when worn because it is a minimal, almost negligible imperfection of some sort. OR, the item is in excellent condition when worn but has more significant flaws on the underside or back of piece. Example: a beautiful silver tone necklace that appears to be in excellent condition but is showing noticeable fading/tarnish/discoloration to the underside of the necklace.

Good Condition: Piece is wearable but has noticeable flaws that could possibly be noticed when worn. Peeling or scrapes to more than a couple of stones/beads, noticeable wear to metals, etc. Often a piece is so beautiful and unique that it can be worn with noticeable flaws because it's that fabulous! Not all wear to jewelry is negative. Depending on the piece, some wear can actually add character and alter the appearance of the piece in a positive way.

Fair Condition: I do not consider jewelry in fair condition to be wearable. I sell "fair condition" pieces in my junk/craft lots if they have hardware or stones that could fulfill another purpose.