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WorkingForAnAngel's Shop Announcement

I am back and working to get caught up on shipping and messages. Thank you for your patience during my absence!

My shop will be closed 8/18-8/22 due to classes beginning. I will not be shipping or answering emails during these 5 days and will do so prior to the18th and upon my return. Thank you for your patience!

PLEASE ALWAYS READ HERE FIRST. Info about delays, reserves/lay-away, DISCOUNTS/promotions, payments and terms can always be found here:

Payments are due within 7 days. Please contact me when payment is on the way.
Lay-away payments are due on time, per our lay-away agreement. Orders that are not paid on time are subject to cancellation. Non-paying buyers, including those that request a reserve and do not purchase, are not allowed to repurchase from this shop. Thanks you.

Please pay via USPS POSTAL money order for the fastest turn around! I normally ship within 1-2 business days after receiving one. Checks and ALL remaining MO types have a holding time of 7 business days. This is non-negotiable and applies to every buyer!
If you choose check Ill assume that you are aware of the hold and don't mind the wait. This info is listed here at the top of my shop, in my policy and on every invoice under "note from seller." It cannot be missed if you stroll around my shop.
I do not accept Paypal or Etsy direct check out and have been a paper only shop for over 4 years.

I try to answer all questions within 24 hours. I usually check in several times a day but my angel keeps me busy (some days more than others!) so please do not fret if I dont answer immediately.Talk to me, ask me anything- Im here because you are here.

Working for an Angel has earned some of the best,most faithful buyers.
THANK YOU for your support! Each and every one of you are very special to me and I feel honored that you chose this shop!

Theres lots of good info in this shop announcement, please READ on!**********

This shop was started by suggestion as a way for us to honor our angel born 10 weeks premature at a tiny 2lbs 14 oz. She is our biggest joy and greatest accomplishment of all.We are so glad to have her with us!
The income from this shop helps me to support this amazing little girl and I thank you for your consideration.This shop is very important to me but most importantly, so are YOU!

PAYMENTS:


Payments are expected within 7 days. After 7 days an unpaid order may be cancelled so please contact me to let me know when payment is on the way.
Mail your payment to me quickly so that you can receive the fastest service. Remember, I cannot ship until payment is received and has cleared. Depending on where you are and how you mail the payment, it takes on average about 2-5 business days to arrive to me. During the holidays or busy shipping times, it can take longer. Please keep this in mind.
In the event that shipping and/or processing will be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, I will normally post this in my shop heading or contact you as Im able.So check my announcement periodically.
I thank you all for your continued support of my shop!

LAY-AWAY:

I accept Lay-away on any purchase over $125.Contact me to set up a plan and to set a up a deposit listing to initiate the hold. Lay-away is a great way to give you more time to pay your items off.
I offer lay-away up to 6 weeks. I offer bi-weekly and weekly plans. The deposit amount depends on which plan you choose.

RESERVES: Reserves are great! I use them often and reserve my items often.

1-Reserve ARE strictly for certainty of purchase. A reserve is an agreement to follow through with the purchase of the item that I'm holding away from other buyers just for you.

2-Reserves ARE NOT to hold items away from other buyers while you decide IF you would like to purchase. If you reserve an item or check out solely for this purpose, you will not be allowed to repurchase from this shop again in the future. Please respect me and the other buyers by abiding by this.

3-Reserves ARE short term holds,normally 24-48 hours (On occasion I can arrange in advance a longer hold,depending on both the buyer and circumstance), that allows the buyer to arrange payment.

4-Reserves ARE NOT long term holds, Lay-aways are.

5-Reserves ARE a great way to secure a purchase for a couple of days before check out.

***Buyers that abuse my reserve policy, or any of my policies, will not be allowed to repurchase from this shop again.

OFFERS:

I accept offers on most items. Any offer within reason will be entertained. There are some items cannot be reduced and the likelihood of a reduction depends greatly on the item and how long its been listed. Coupon codes and other discounts cannot be used in addition to any offer based reduction.

***I reserve the right to refuse service to buyers that have abused my policies or terms and/or cancel any order that breaches my policies or terms of service. If I feel that a buyer has misrepresented themselves or their payment, I will cancel the sale and refuse service thereafter. I pride myself on being a reliable, honest seller and only ask that my buyers honor my policies and terms in return. Mutual respect and integrity are crucial to a successful business relationship. My policies are thorough as I have learned through trial and error what should be included. Please read them and ask questions. I'll happily address any concerns.


About me:
I have loved jewelry for as long as I can remember,even before grade school.That love has only greatly intensified with time and experience.
I cannot remember a single day I havent spent time enjoying,buying or researching pieces(some days more extensively than others!).
We all have something we enjoy so much that we would happily do for free.This is it for me.I would be being dishonest if I said Im not here to make any profit but my love would certainly continue in the absence of Etsy!
I am excited about every new piece that I offer and hope that my buyers will be as enthusiastic as I about every purchase.Rest assured I always list my items with you in mind.I consider what my buyers want and set out to make your wishes come true.
Know that by purchasing from my shop you are making my wishes come true and I cannot thank you enough!

I run my shop in a way that would make Mom proud.I know that my buyers are people, willing to pay their hard earned money in exchange for the items that I sell. What an honor that is! I handle this responsibility in a way that will earn your trust and future business.I am not a seller who is here to make a quick buck.I want to stick around for awhile and hope you will too! Put your faith in me and you'll never be disappointed!
If you ever have a question, a special request or just want to talk about jewelry- message me.I am here to address your needs.
This shops mission:
A)To build long lasting relationships with my buyers built on trust and integrity and laced with your satisfaction.
B) To bring you beautiful items as often as I can based on what you want and desire.
C) To further educate myself as a dealer, buyer and handler.


I try to inform my buyers so that they know what they are buying. I list everything that I know about my items.If I dont know or am uncertain,I'll list that too! If you have any questions at all, please, PLEASE ask.Let me help you to make an informed decision as to whether this is the item for you.
I will work hard to earn your trust and respect so that we can form a lasting buyer-seller relationship!
I have many repeat buyers and am hoping to earn many,many more.


What are the different jewelry periods?
Periods of Vintage and Estate Jewelry Jewelry which is termed ‘vintage’ includes many decades or eras. Each era has many different designs. These eras include Georgian, Early Victorian, Mid-Victorian, Late Victorian, Arts and Crafts era, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco and Retro.

Georgian Jewelry (1714-1837)

Georgian era jewelry is handmade, making the quality of each piece variable. Needless to say, Georgian jewelry is very rare. Often featuring nature-inspired designs such as leaves and birds, Georgian jewelry frequently includes precious stones.

Early Victorian, Romantic Jewelry (1837-1850)

Like jewelry of the Georgian era, early Victorian era jewelry features nature-inspired designs. Frequently, these designs would be delicately and intricately etched into gold. Lockets and brooches were popular everyday jewelry during the early Victorian era whereas colored gemstones and diamonds were worn during the evening.

Mid-Victorian, Grand Jewelry (1860-1880)

Because the Grand or Mid-Victorian era corresponded with the death of Queen Victoria’s husband, many jewelry pieces have solemn, grave designs. Known as mourning jewelry, the pieces feature heavy, dark stones. Jet, onyx, amethyst, and garnet are frequently found in jewelry from this period. The jewelry also became especially creative during this period. More colorful designs were born featuring shells, mosaics and colorful gemstones.

Late Victorian, Aesthetic Jewelry (1885-1900)

During the Late Victorian or Aesthetic period, jewelers used diamonds and feminine, bright gemstones such as sapphire, peridot, and spinel. Star and crescent designs as well as elaborate hat pins were also popular.

Arts and Crafts Jewelry (1894-1923)

Due to the Industrial Revolution, many jewelry designers rebelled during the Arts and Crafts movement, returning to intricate jewelry designs and handmade craftsmanship. It was common for jewelry of this era to be simple in pattern, made of colorful, uncut stones.

Art Nouveau Jewelry (1895-1915)

Designed by Rene Jules Lalique in France and other jewelers in America, Art Nouveau jewelry features natural designs such as flowers and butterflies.

Edwardian Jewelry (1901-1910)

The Edwardian period was born when Queen Victoria died and her son Edward became king. During this period, expensive gemstones such as diamonds, emeralds and rubies and elaborate designs were the fashion.

Art Deco Jewelry (1920-1935)

Influenced by African, Egyptian and Japanese themes, Art Deco jewelry is famous for its geometric designs, sharp lines, and bright colors. Bakelite, celluloid, enamel and doublets were used frequently during this era. Necklaces were long and bracelets were worn many at a time. Amber and murano beads were worn as well as chokers.

Retro Jewelry (1940s)

Inspired by Hollywood, Retro jewelry is colorful, bold and elaborate. Commonly worn were large cocktail rings, bracelets, watches, necklaces and charm bracelets.

(Info courtesy of Dover Jewelry)

Any info that cannot be found here may be listed in my policy so check there or contact me for details.