VintageStreet

Restored Vintage Jewelry

New Jersey, United States · 1224 Sales

VintageStreet

Restored Vintage Jewelry

New Jersey, United States 1224 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(604)

Announcement   Welcome to Vintage Street....
Most of the vintage jewelry that I sell has been restored in some manner. This may include replacing missing or dead stones, repairing or replacing a clasp or pin back, or restringing a necklace. In some cases only a thorough cleaning in an appropriate manner, and removal and replacement of old yellowed glue is all that is needed to restore the piece. In this process, I only use vintage parts that have been harvested from other items or purchased from sellers of vintage pieces.

Please remember that vintage items are not new and as such, some pieces will show some degree of wear and age. If you are looking for a lovely piece of history, a hand crafted work of art from the past, then please check out my items.

Announcement

Welcome to Vintage Street....
Most of the vintage jewelry that I sell has been restored in some manner. This may include replacing missing or dead stones, repairing or replacing a clasp or pin back, or restringing a necklace. In some cases only a thorough cleaning in an appropriate manner, and removal and replacement of old yellowed glue is all that is needed to restore the piece. In this process, I only use vintage parts that have been harvested from other items or purchased from sellers of vintage pieces.

Please remember that vintage items are not new and as such, some pieces will show some degree of wear and age. If you are looking for a lovely piece of history, a hand crafted work of art from the past, then please check out my items.

Florence Christensen

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Florence Christensen

Vintage Feather Brooch Enamel Purple Goldtone
US$16.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(604)
sophiepfister

sophiepfister on Jul 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It's beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

sophiepfister

sophiepfister on Jul 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm obsessed with restored vintage jewelry thanks to this shop.

sophiepfister

sophiepfister on Jul 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such amazing quality, fits perfect!

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About

The start of VintageStreet

I am a retired analytical chemist, and have always loved old things, and fixing things. When the company I was employed by for 33 years outsourced my department, I ended up taking early retirement. The up side of this was that it enabled me to combine these two things that I enjoy, and I started restoring vintage jewelry as a hobby, which later turned into my shop here on Etsy. I get a lot of satisfaction from taking pieces of vintage jewelry that are damaged in some manner, and restoring them to their original appearance so that once again someone can enjoy these beautiful works of art from the past.

All of the restoration work that I do is performed under a stereo microscope, which allows precise placement of new vintage stones, and cleaning of any old yellowed glue from remaining original stones and the surrounding finish.

In addition to restoring vintage jewelry, I love to read and collect old things, as evidenced by my fossil collection; which continues to grow, and my collection of ancient Greek and Roman coins, that I have hand cleaned myself.

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  • Florence Christensen

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    My name is Florence Christensen and I live in Bergenfield, NJ about 5 miles from the George Washington Bridge. I go by the nickname of Chris, a shortened version of my last name, that was started by fellow students when I was in college.

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