Announcement Special note for gift givers: purchases are sent out in custom gift boxes suitable for presentation, complimentary gift cards provided upon request.. Follow us on Instagram @theedencollective for new item previews, special sales and first dibs. Specializing in alternative engagement rings and customer service, the shop is an ever-evolving collection of unique antique and vintage jewelry as well as one of a kind and limited edition original designs. Emphasis is placed on the idea of repurposing and rediscovering the value of things once loved, giving them new purpose and new appeal.
Special note for gift givers: purchases are sent out in custom gift boxes suitable for presentation, complimentary gift cards provided upon request.. Follow us on Instagram @theedencollective for new item previews, special sales and first dibs. Specializing in alternative engagement rings and customer service, the shop is an ever-evolving collection of unique antique and vintage jewelry as well as one of a kind and limited edition original designs. Emphasis is placed on the idea of repurposing and rediscovering the value of things once loved, giving them new purpose and new appeal.
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I love this little jumping jack - he makes the perfect earring! Thanks Eden!
A life long love affair with jewelry
I've been collecting vintage and antique everything pretty much my entire life. My dad sold antique furniture and used to take me with him on buying trips; he bought me a trunk filled with antique hats and accessories on one of our regular Thursday night outings ( I think just to keep me occupied, auctions can take hours and seven year old girls are not known for their patience) and from there I was hooked. As I grew older I taught myself to repair, refurbish and reinvent both clothing and jewelry. Scouring flea markets and thrift stores for interesting bits and pieces became my favorite thing to do.
My mother is an artist and I followed her footsteps to art school graduating with a BFA in Fashion Design, it seemed a natural progression. There have been so many twists and turns since then: a 10 year stint as a singer in a rock band; 6 months merchandising at a lifestyle and clothing store famous for it's vintage and hand-crafted aesthetic ( name begins with an A); 8 years as first hand stitcher and corset maker for The Opera Co. of Philadelphia... some of this concurrent ( I'm not THAT old) til I finally settled into styling for commercials, films and TV.
Styling wardrobe and costume design has kept me very aware of current trends and how closely designers pull from vintage resources and inspiration. I'm no exception as I've always been moved by the craftsmanship and details of antique pieces. I began working with my friend and co-conspirator Lisa about 20 years ago designing fine jewelry for clients, myself and friends using antique and vintage elements, and have built quite a collection of such repurposed pieces. I forage, she fixes: it's the perfect partnership.
It hit me one day that I was having way more fun creating than I would ever have time to wear all the things we were making and so The Eden Collective on Etsy was born. I've spent a great deal of time researching vintage and antique modes, I think I can honestly say most of my life in fact. It's been part of my upbringing, my work, my livelihood and my passion. The stories I write about the pieces in the shop are as important to me as the photos in order to explain why these things are so special, why they exist at all. If you ever have any questions, or comments about anything you find in the shop I welcome your convo.
Thank you for your time, I hope you've enjoyed it!
Owner, Designer, Photographer
I have a BFA in design and a deep appreciation for "old stuff". Practically everything I own was found at a flea market, auction, thrift store or on the sidewalk. Made my first vintage jewelry purchase at age 7 and have been collecting ever since.
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Darla joined us in 2010 and has proved invaluable as moral support, shop security, stress-relieving cuteness and ultimate huggability.
We love to do custom work and can usually work within a 2-3 week turn around depending on the item. Don't hesitate to ask if you have special requests regarding any of the original or repurposed designs. All of our handmade items are handmade by us, every component unless otherwise specified. We do our own sizing and alteration unless a stone must be reset or the piece calls for laser work, so we are able to accommodate most special requests.
I am passionate about jewelry and I love to ferret out the reasons behind historical modes. The research and the stories you'll read in my decriptions are the result of years of reading about it, collecting it and asking questions of various experts in the field. I hope you'll enjoy.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Cancellations will only be honored on stock items at our discretion if the item has not yet shipped; cancellations on custom order pieces will be handled on a case by case basis.
Layaways can be arranged with an initial deposit of 25% of the item cost to hold the piece and full payment to be made within 30 days. Installments of 25% should be made in each of the three consecutive weeks that follow, unless another schedule is agreed upon, and once final payment has cleared the item will be shipped.
Payment not concluded within 30 days will negate the sale and any prior deposits will be forfeited unless other arrangements have been discussed. Please note as a small business I can't usually hold layaways for longer than 30 days but am willing to discuss exceptions in special circumstances.
I will hold your intial deposit for three days giving you time to change your mind but after the third day the deposit is non refundable. Subsequent deposits are also non refundable. Please convo me for details, and please be advised layaway items are final sale.
Pennsylvania residents will be assessed the state sales tax of 6%. I am a registered small business in the state of Pennsylvania and as such am required to collect sales tax from Pa. residents.
Custom work including engraving and sizing requests require payment in full before work can be completed. Engraving designs require purchase of the item to be engraved, and payment of the engraving fee before they can be rendered.
Sketches, designs and wax-work models for custom pieces require a 25% non refundable deposit of the estimated fee for completed work before they can be rendered.
We do offer sizing for an additonal fee but once items have been sized, customized in any way or engraved they are not returnable. We can alter certain things like bracelet or necklace lengths for an additional fee but once altered these items are not returnable. Please be certain of your purchase before requesting any customization.
Sizing requests and enquiries MUST be made before purchase. Sizing requires turn around time and carries a fee. I reserve the right to cancel purchases with sizing requests attached that have not been discussed prior to the sale.
We ship everything in a custom gift box suitable for presentation. A unique complimentary gift card can also be included, and we are able to accommodate special occasions: just let us know whether it's a birthday, wedding, graduation, or anniversary gift.
PLEASE NOTE: Customers are responsible for entering the correct shipping information; changes to shipping address after order is placed can not be guaranteed. Redirection is sometimes available via USPS with an additional fee, and this fee is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Re-shipping orders returned to us due to buyer error ( incorrect address at checkout) will incurr new postage charges which are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
Shipping methods and estimated delivery times vary and are noted at the bottom of each listing. The shipping costs reflect postage and handling, full insurance for the purchase price including shipping cost, and signature confirmation where applicable.
If you have another carrier preference please let me know and I will advise of any additional shipping costs. Upgrades for expedited shipping are possible for an additional fee depending on the carrier.
Unfortunately, I am not able to control actual shipping times and packages can take several weeks to be delivered if misdirected by USPS or the carrier in question.
Complimentary shipping, where offered, will be first class insured.
If an item is lost in the mail, a refund for the purchase price including shipping will be given after the claim has been submitted through Etsy's insurance carrier Shipsurance. The buyer will be required to fill out an affadavit in order to receive a refund, and that form will be emailed directly to the buyer through the claims process.
This is Etsy's official policy on claims: For lost parcels, you must wait 21 days for domestic and 40 days for international locations. Claims for damage or items missing from shipments can be filed immediately.
Refunds cannot be processed after 90 days from the date of mailing as per Shipsurance's policies. Please note: buyer must cooperate with the affadavit process in order to receive a refund.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING & CUSTOMS FEES
All items are shipped insured and declared at full value of purchase not including shipping. I'm sorry but I am unable to mark merchandise purchased as a "gift" to avoid customs duties, as this is considered customs fraud.
All duties and customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Please be aware of any possible duties, VAT tax, and fees your purchase may be subject to upon arrival in your country. (Example: UK residents may be charged up to 20% VAT on the value of their purchase over £15 by your customs office plus a handling fee from the Royal Mail and these fees are the responsibility of the purchaser.)
We are not responsible for or able to affect customs or carrier delays.
PLEASE NOTE: The shop refund policy applies to international purchases: 3 days from receipt to notify of intent to return with 3 business days to ship back, buyer pays return shipping charges and original shipping charges are not refundable. Please refer to full return policy for details and conditions.
Customized, sized, engraved or otherwise altered items are final sale.
Items abandoned at customs or refused at delivery due to customs fees will be refunded minus a 5% restocking fee upon return receipt, for the purchase price (not including original shipping charges).
Refunds and Exchanges
Items in original condition may be returned for any reason; notification of return must come within 3 calendar days of receipt. Buyer pays return shipping costs.
Returns sent without notification cannot be accepted or refunded. The following conditions apply:
1) Returns must be shipped within three business days (excluding Sundays and postal holidays) and will be accepted as long as the item has not been altered, sized or customized from the original listing by us or any other jeweler. I encourage you to make certain of your purchase before requesting alterations and customizations.
2) Returns must be sent with tracking, please provide the tracking information after you ship back. Insurance is at your discretion but highly recommended as items lost or damaged in transit cannot be refunded.
3) Please return the item in the gift box sent. Upon our receipt a refund of your purchase price, minus original or return shipping, will be issued as long as the item has not been damaged or customized.
4) If free promotional shipping was offered then the actual cost of shipping will be deducted from the amount refunded.
After three calendar days all items will be considered final sales unless return notification is sent. Also please be advised all layaways are final sales.
PLEASE NOTE: Items refused at delivery or returned from U.S. addressees as unclaimed or undeliverable will be issued a store credit for the purchase price minus original shipping, once the item has returned to us.
PLEASE NOTE: I do offer a sizing service but once sized rings are not returnable so I do recommend waiting to be certain you like your piece before any alterations are done.
I do offer an engraving service but customized or engraved pieces are not returnable so I do recommend waiting to be certain you are happy with your purchase before any customizations or engravings are done.
Custom order charges are non refundable which includes sizing, engraving or special order pieces.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please convo me if you have customization requests including engraving or sizing for information regarding any additional fees. Ring sizing can be done for an addtional fee, generally $25.00- 35.00 USD up to and per one full size but please confirm before requesting sizing as it depends entirely on the ring in question. Sizing generally takes from two business days up to a week to complete, depending on the ring, with laser work sometimes taking two weeks.
Engraving is available and a quote can be given if requested: the price is dependent on style and number of letters. Engraving generally takes one to two weeks to complete, depending on the piece in question and the time of year, with holidays needing longer lead times.
Other customizations such as bracelet lengths are possible for certain items. Please convo for information regarding possibility and pricing.
CARE AND REPAIR
The pieces in the shop are described as accurately as I am able with the aid of magnified viewing, over 30 years of experience with jewelry and study of historical modes, and consultation with experts in the field when necessary. I only sell pieces that I've determined are in wearable and serviceable condition, and will describe in the listing any issues I'm aware of with a piece.
The antique and vintage items, as well as many of the repurposed pieces, will have lived a long and perhaps adventurous life before they come to the shop. Please keep in mind these are pieces with history and are not in brand new unworn condition; I will note in the description any anomalies but also provide visual aid concerning condition though photographs, and these should be considered part of the description.
Please note that nothing is immune to damage or wear after purchase if proper care is not taken and items may require maintenance at some point after purchase: stone tightening, band resoldering, prong retipping, etc. It is important to choose pieces that are appropriate for your lifestyle, especially important with an engagement ring or other piece that might be worn daily for an extended period of time; consider prongs, enamel, pearls and opals carefully as they may not work for daily or vigorous wear and may need special care.
I'm happy to discuss any concerns you might have in this regard about anything in the shop.
It is recommended that rings be removed when performing manual labor such as gardening, heavy carpentry, working out, or any other abnormally heavy activity; swinging a hammer is really hard on the round shape of a band. This particularly applies to pieces with enamel, pearls, opals, and delicate filigree but even diamonds can chip or stones fall out if proper care is not taken.
Don't be afraid of your jewelry, just be aware of it and tailor your expectations accordingly.
If your piece should happen to need repair after purchase please contact me for an evaluation and estimate. We guarantee the items are as described, but do not guarantee they won't need maintenance or repair due to use and wear after purchase. Repairs are subject to reasonable additional fees which will be determined after evaluation.
A note about diamond size and weight: many of the stick pins or other elements we repurpose are already set with their gemstones or diamonds as are most of the antiques. The cuts are usually older mine or European and because of their deeper culets, off-round shapes and higher tables their weight is difficult to determine using the formulas for diamonds with a contemporary cut, therefore their approximate weight can only be estimated. It is impossible to get an accurate number without removing the diamond from the setting to be weighed and this could possibly damage the piece.
Please note: By industry standards appraiser's grades can often differ up to and including one full grade
Please note: All sizes and weights on set stones are approximate. Differences found under 1 mm are not considered appreciable
Where the diamond or stone is the greater part of the sum value I do have the piece professionally examined and verbally appraised as I am not a certified gemologist or qualified to grade diamonds. Where the diamond or stone is an accent or a more equitable part of the sum value I provide the measurements so you can visualize the size and design characteristics.
I am happy to answer any questions and can usually respond to your inquiries within 24 hours.