ThingsGrandmaKept1

Things Grandma Kept

Spokane, Washington | 3397 Sales

ThingsGrandmaKept1

Things Grandma Kept

Spokane, Washington 3397 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (917)

Announcement   30% this month's birthstones; 30% off signed costume jewelry through March 16th; 30% off unsigned costume jewelry March 17-23; 20% off collectibles and accessories through 3/31/19. Free US shipping with purchase of 3 items or $50 total; Free priority on $150 US orders. Free International shipping on orders over $150 with code FREEINTSHIP

At the heart of our business is a desire to preserve all the beautiful things we find for future generations. So many pieces are being thrown out or melted down and taken away from the world, erasing the legacy left by the artists and companies who made them. By preserving these pieces and sharing them with others, we hope to do our part to keep that history alive. We also strive to reduce waste and encourage recycling by listing vintage costume jewelry and repurposed items.

Check out our FAQ for information on shipping, gift orders, resizing and more!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 12, 2019

30% this month's birthstones; 30% off signed costume jewelry through March 16th; 30% off unsigned costume jewelry March 17-23; 20% off collectibles and accessories through 3/31/19. Free US shipping with purchase of 3 items or $50 total; Free priority on $150 US orders. Free International shipping on orders over $150 with code FREEINTSHIP

At the heart of our business is a desire to preserve all the beautiful things we find for future generations. So many pieces are being thrown out or melted down and taken away from the world, erasing the legacy left by the artists and companies who made them. By preserving these pieces and sharing them with others, we hope to do our part to keep that history alive. We also strive to reduce waste and encourage recycling by listing vintage costume jewelry and repurposed items.

Check out our FAQ for information on shipping, gift orders, resizing and more!

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New sterling, gold filled and costume jewelry in the cleaning process. From here we will separate items that are ready to sell from those that need repairs and those we will recycle. We love this part of the citation process.
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About

Yesterday's treasures, tomorrow's heirlooms!

My passion for antiques started when I was young, looking at my Grandmother's salt and pepper shaker collection. She kept over 2,000 sets in glass cases and I would help her dust and clean them each year, a project that took nearly a week. After she passed away, it was left to me to sort through all the years of history in those cases and throughout her home. So many wonderful things! I couldn't keep everything so I started selling. Now entering our fourth year of business, my store is filled with carefully curated pieces from all over the country and many parts of the world. I hope you find your next family heirloom in my shop.

Why buy from Things Grandma Kept? We work hard to earn your business. US shipping is always free and we discount international shipping. We try to photograph every detail, including any flaws on vintage items, so you know what you are getting. You'll see precise measurements in each listing, including weight in grams for jewelry made of precious metals. We research hallmarks and provide a history of pieces whenever possible. We are always willing to customize. Each item is inspected just prior to shipping to make sure it is exactly as advertised. Jewelry is placed in colorful drawstring bags, or boxes as appropriate, and carefully packaged for safe transport. We generally ship 6 days a week and most items go out the same day they are ordered.

Thank you for shopping Things Grandma Kept

Shop members

  • Tonya

    Owner, Curator

    My passion for antiques started when I was young, helping my grandmother clean her treasures. My store is a combination of family heirlooms and other treasures I've found along the way. I hope you find your next family heirloom in my shop!

  • Kevin August

    Marketer

    Kevin August is our web design, and SEO guru! He designed our website (thingsgrandmakept.com) & logo. He's available for social media and web design services via his website: https://kevinaugust.com/

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Last updated on Feb 8, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Do you offer international shipping?

Yes! We ship internationally at a discounted rate. Inexpensive flat items such as cord necklaces, buttons, scarves and thin jewelry will be shipped in non-trackable envelopes at a much lower cost. The buyer may upgrade to a trackable method during checkout.

High-value items may ship with insurance or signature required at our discretion. You may also purchase insurance at checkout if desired.

We ship all our items via US Mail, or FedEx (overnight
Due to the risk of loss in some countries, we are not responsible for lost items. We have shipped hundreds of items internationally and lost shipments are extremely rare.

Buyer is responsible for ensuring the purchased item is eligible for import and for any import or excise fees.

Do you offer layaway / payment plans?

Yes! We are happy to offer layaway on any order of $75 or more. Contact us with your requested payment frequency and amounts. (for example, 3 payments of $25, bi-weekly)

Layaway payments are refundable, minus a 10% restocking fee.

Ring Sizing & Substitutions

RING RESIZING:
Resizing takes from 3-7 business days, depending on the time of year. Note that resized rings are not eligible for return. Reducing a ring in size is $25. Increasing in size is $50 and up, depending on the type of gold and the width and thickness of the ring. Contact us prior to purchasing to discuss your options. Not all rings can be resized.

SUBSTITUTIONS & CUSTOMIZING
Most necklaces can be swapped for a different size, style or material for little or no cost. We are happy to add jump rings to jewelry, shorten bracelets, remove parts, or make other requested adjustments that do not require soldering or producing new parts.

Let us know what you need and we will do our best to make it so.

Do you take consignment items?

Yes! We offer consignment for items made of precious metal or gemstones. Items are offered for sale on Etsy and our own website. Consignment fees range from 10% to 25% the net sale (after Etsy fees and shipping charges). The higher the item value, the lower the percentage. We cover the cost of cleaning and polishing, photography and listing fees. Seller covers the cost of appraisals, shipping, insurance, and any repairs needed prior to listing.

Contact us for more information.

Gift Boxes & Gift Wrapping

Sending a gift? We are happy to offer custom packaging upon request including:

- Gift Receipts (free)
- Gift Cards/Messages (free)
- Gift Boxes (free)
- Gift Wrapping (select at checkout)

To include a gift card, please tell us what the gift is for (birthday, graduation, Christmas, etc.) and provide us with the message you'd like to include.

All vintage jewelry comes in a decorative bag, or item-appropriate box. Let us know if you need a box that can be wrapped.

We offer several types of gift wrap for a small fee. Let us know if you need a specific color or something special.

What are your shipping options in the US?

All orders of $50 or of at least 3 items ship free via trackable first class mail. Orders over $150 will receive a free priority mail upgrade. Some items, including cord necklaces, buttons and scarves ship free in non-trackable flat envelopes. You can upgrade these items to trackable shipping for a small shipping fee. Non-trackable shipments are sent at the buyer's risk and will not be replaced if lost.

High-value items may ship with insurance or signature required at our discretion. You may also purchase insurance at checkout if desired.

We ship all our items via US Mail, or FedEx (overnight orders only).

What are your return policies?

We are happy to refund any items returned in the same condition they are shipped out, with the exception of made to order necklaces and resized items, which cannot be returned.

Unless the item was defective or materially different than described, the cost of outbound shipping will be deducted from the return amount.

If one item of several from the same order is returned, any change in coupon value for the remaining items will be reflected on the refund (multiple item discounts, % off total, etc.)

Contact us within 3 days of receipt, return the package in 7 days. International orders for sale priced items are non returnable.

Items purchased between 11/22 and 12/24 which are marked as a gift may be returned or exchanged up to 1/15.

Cleaning, Polishing & Patina

We clean most jewelry items, either by hand or using a sonic cleaner. This ensures the items are ready for wear when you receive them. Some pieces are too delicate to clean.

As our inventory is mostly vintage and antique items, some pieces have developed a natural patina. For items where buyers typically prefer the original patina intact, we will offer the item for sale in its aged condition. If you would like an item of precious metal polished to remove the patina, simply make the request during checkout. We are happy to polish it to a bright shine before shipping.

Non-jewelry items are typically not cleaned, other than to wipe off surface dust. Some items may arrive with a slight odor, typically of collectibles and antiques.

Broken Items

All items are inspected just prior to shipping to ensure they are in good condition, and hand-packaged with care to prevent breakage. Report broken items to your shipper. Due to the delicate nature of some vintage pieces, items that arrive intact but break after you receive them are not eligible for a refund.

How do you package your items?

Every order is carefully packaged to protect your purchase during shipping. Most items ship in a bubble mailer with an additional protective cushion if needed. Gold and silver rings are generally shipped in a ring box. High-dollar items will ship in an appropriate box. All other jewelry is typically placed in a colorful, reusable drawstring bag, which is wonderful for gift-giving. Let us know if you prefer a specific color.