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Last updated on Oct 3, 2022

¡Ay, Qué Bella! (Oh, how beautiful!) Pre-Loved Jewelry & Gifts
Vintage 💜 Global 💜 Ethnic 💜 Artisan 💜 Heirloom 💜 Culturally Significant 💜 Unique

Follow ¡Ay, Qué Bella! on social media for updates and more!
Instagram: @AyQueBella
TikTok: @AyQueBella
Facebook: @AyQueBellaShop
Tumblr: @AyQueBella
Twitter: @AyQueBellaShop
Pinterest: @AyQueBella
LinkedIn: @AyQueBella
YouTube: @Bella Morena
WordPress: @AyQueBella.wordpress.com
Blogger: @AyQueBella.blogspot.com

* The U.S. Postal Service is currently experiencing unprecedented delays. I thank you in advance for your anticipated patience.

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¡Ay, Qué Bella! (Oh, how beautiful!), Pre-Loved Jewelry & Gifts - Vintage, Artisan, Heirloom, Culturally Significant & Unique Jewelry & Gifts

Hello! ¡Hola! Salut! Haai! Merhaba! Jambo! Ciao! Shalom! Olá! Namaste! Halló! Nĭ Hăo! Halò! Guten Tag! Oi! Dia Dhuit! Sawubona! Yá'át'ééh! Marhaba!

Hello and thank you so much for stopping by! I am Bella Morena, owner of ¡Ay, Qué Bella! (Oh, how beautiful!), a shop with pre-loved jewelry and gifts. I specialize in vintage, heirloom, and unique pieces. Some are silver, some are gold, some are metal, some are more global and ethnic than others, but all are very meaningful and very beautiful. My not-so-secret hope is to be a bridge and share them with you.

LOVE & PASSION

My shop was born from my spirit of global harmony and my passions for travel and education. I have been traveling the world since I was six years old and travel lives within my soul. I am restless if I am stationary for too long. You know that giddy feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when your eyes lock on to something or someone and you have that instant attraction? Well instantaneously, I fell head-over-heels in love with people, culture, ethnicity, history, language, and learning. When I travel, I speak to local people to learn about them, their history, their culture, and who they are. I avoid tour guides and tourist traps and venture out to engage with the real people where they are. And instead of leaving with typical tourist souvenirs like postcards and refrigerator magnets, I buy vintage, artisan, culturally significant, and unique pieces of jewelry. The jewelry reminds me much more deeply of who I met, what I learned, and what I experienced during my trip.

YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST TIME

The first piece I ever bought was a handmade, charm bracelet from Colombia with raw emeralds and pre-Columbian deities. “¡Ay, qué bella!” (“Oh, how beautiful!”) is probably what I thought when I saw that bracelet lying there so delicately on a piece of indigenous fabric on a wooden table in a colorful, open-air market in Cali. As true love never dies, to this day, that piece still takes my breath away. From that single bracelet, my collection (or “obsession” if you ask my husband) with beautiful, ethnic and global jewelry was born.

During lean times when I was unable to travel myself, but I knew someone else who was traveling somewhere wonderful, I’d ask him or her to pick out a piece of jewelry that they’d love for me. To my delight, this has led to many gorgeous finds too. My family and friends have great taste! Back at home, I also make great discoveries at antique shops and fairs, estate sales, and ethnic arts and crafts exhibits. Living in South Florida is fantastic for finding great vintage jewelry. We have all the advantages of being in the South with an African-American, Latino, Native American, European, and Caribbean influence all around us. All of my finds are hand-picked treasures and I so am grateful for the opportunity to share them with you.

STAY & BROWSE A WHILE

Like you, I am not one-dimensional and I am enchanted by jewelry pieces that are also not one-dimensional like a perfume pendant which looks stunningly beautiful, but is also incredibly functional for secretly stashing a fragrance, or a pendant brooch that can be worn as a show-stopping piece by itself or dangle ever so slightly from a beloved necklace. I also love love and beauty, so when I discover jewelry that evokes those warm, cozy feelings of romance in my inner song, or is simply beautiful to look at, I have to have it. Other pieces I have found touch me very deeply and personally, for example, I have an extensive collection of pieces relating to God and symbols of motherhood, fertility and adoption.

Every piece in my shop has a story. I hope you like what you see and if you do, I’d absolutely love to hear from you!

ABOUT VINTAGE JEWELRY

Please note that all items sold in my shop are vintage which means that they were pre-loved and pre-owned. Some pieces have a natural, aged patina and, as it is a matter of personal taste, I preserve the rich, vintage finish and do not polish or clean them in any way. Some pieces have some aging and some wear like a bit of tarnish, a few scratches or nicks, or maybe some are missing a bit of enamel. Vintage pieces are sentimental pieces and are not usually shiny and new. I do my very best to take very accurate photographs and to describe the as-is condition and finish of each piece.

You are always welcome to contact me with any and all questions you may have. Thanks again!

The world is small. Love one another.

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Hello and thank you for stopping by ¡Ay, Qué Bella! (Oh, how beautiful!) Pre-Loved Jewelry & Gifts. Please browse and you will discover the best in Vintage, Global, Ethnic, Artisan, Heirloom, Culturally Significant & Unique Jewelry and Gifts!

You are always welcome to contact me with any and all inquiries you may have or if you are looking for something special.

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Cancellations: accepted

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Payment

Payment is due at the time of checkout. Payments are accepted through Etsy's Direct Checkout Service, a safe and secure payment processor for debit cards, major credit cards, and eChecks. Failure to make payment within three (3) days from the date of purchase will result in cancellation of the sale.

Shipping

Upon receipt of cleared payment, your gift will be lovingly gift wrapped or gift boxed, securely packaged, and then immediately shipped to the mailing address you provide to Etsy during checkout within 1 business day via USPS Priority Mail. USPS Tracking and Insurance are included. Please ensure that the mailing address you provide is correct during checkout and prior to placing your order.

And oh yes, shipping for multiple items is combined! There is no additional charge to ship extra items to the same (one) mailing address to be shipped at the same time. For multiple items going to two or more addresses and or at different times, there is an additional postage charge. Please message me for details.

I only ship to the United States -- at the present time -- however, as the shop expands, so will the shipping locations.

Additional policies and FAQs

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Please note that all items sold in my shop are vintage which means that they were pre-loved and pre-owned. Some pieces have a natural, aged patina and, as it is a matter of personal taste, I preserve the rich, vintage finish and I do not polish or clean them in any way. Some pieces have some aging and some wear like a bit of tarnish, a few scratches or nicks, or maybe some are missing a bit of enamel. Vintage pieces are sentimental pieces and are not usually shiny and new. I do my very best to take very accurate photographs and to describe the as-is condition and finish of each piece.

Please also note that I am an avid collector of wonderful vintage, ethnic and culturally significant jewelry and gifts, but I am neither a jeweler, an appraiser, a gemologist nor a certified authenticator of jewelry and/or gemstones. I do my very best to describe these beautiful, pre-loved and pre-owned, vintage jewelry pieces thoroughly, to the best of my knowledge and ability, for you to be well informed prior to making your purchase. Please review all photos carefully and ask any and all questions prior to making your purchase.

Items are lovingly gift wrapped. Box and wrapping may vary.

MORE ABOUT ¡AY, QUE BÉLLA!:

If you are looking for a special, vintage item from a specific country, island, or region, please let me know. I may have something beautiful and unique that you may be interested in.

I take pride in every item and have personally selected each one to make your shopping experience a pleasant one. All items are gently stocked in a smoke-free, pet-free environment and each unique piece of jewelry or gift is inspected closely to ensure the highest quality.

I don’t just want satisfied customers. I want ecstatic customers who are confident in their decision to buy from me and ¡Ay, Qué Bella! again and again. I welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions. Thank you so much for you interest in my little shop and I look forward to being of service to you!