VINTAGE & ANTIQUE Jewelry ✦ Sterling Silver | Bakelite

Des Moines, Iowa · 1172 Sales


VINTAGE & ANTIQUE Jewelry ✦ Sterling Silver | Bakelite

Des Moines, Iowa 1172 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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Kin Vintage

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Kin Vintage


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Old is new

I have loved and collected vintage & antique jewelry for over twenty years. My shop started out of necessity - I had moved and had hoarded far more beautiful items of jewelry than any one person can possibly wear in a lifetime. When I ran out of room, I started this Etsy shop in 2008. What began out of necessity quickly became a passion.

These days I stay at home raising two sweet babes and I love nothing more than to take them to a new place and go "hunt" for goodies. I am always learning new things about old jewelry, and that gives me so much happiness.

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  • Heather

    Owner, Maker, Curator

    I developed a passion for jewelry at a young age thanks to my mother. For over twenty years, I've searched out and collected bakelite & gold & silver jewelry. I love learning the history of a piece and sending it on to a new home.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2016
Kin Vintage wants to beautify the world one lovely vintage piece of jewelry at a time and make it affordable to boot.


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Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
I accept payment through Etsy, Paypal payments, including debit/credit card payments using Paypal or Square, Money Orders, Cashier's checks and occasionally personal checks depending on situation.

I welcome offers to trade :)

If you are interested in holding an item on reserve, please convo me so we can discuss options and payment.

I also do local pickups/deliveries with no fee.
Shipping is USPS First Class unless you are buying a heavy/expensive item and then I ship USPS Priority - in a small flat rate box. EVERY ITEM is sent with DELIVERY CONFIRMATION in the U.S. If you'd like an adjustment, please email me. Upgrades and insurance are available if you'd like to pay the difference.

All items are $3 to ship and that includes packaging and handling. I ship almost all items in a pretty kraft gift box, with washi tape and place it into an organza bag. I use padded envelopes unless sending in a USPS Priority Flat Rate box.

If you are buying two or more items, I will make sure to refund any postage overage via the method of payment. Please specify if you would like separate gift boxes for each item in a convo or message to seller box.

****For irregularly shaped, heavy and/or bakelite items, I have to ship USPS Priority Small Flat Rate Box everywhere. In the U.S., that's $6. To Canada, it's $20. Everywhere else, it's $25. If you are a customer outside of the U.S. and are willing to accept all responsibility for the postal service with First Class International Mail, convo me and we can talk about it. Unfortunately, due to International Postal mismanagement and theft, I cannot keep losing valuable items. This way the seller and buyer are both covered with tracking information and insurance.

I am happy to arrange local pickups.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your experience at Kin Vintage is 100% guaranteed. If you are not happy with your shopping experience or your purchase for any reason, please give me the opportunity to make it right for you.

Refunds/exchanges will be handled on a case-by-case basis. A restocking fee may apply to unique situations.

I try to describe every item in painstakingly detail along with multiple photographs so buyers know what they're paying for. If any item does not live up to your reasonable expectation(s), please contact me and I will do right by you. You are the reason I am here and I love my shop.
Additional policies and FAQs
ALL of my items are VINTAGE (i.e. 20+ years old), many are much older than that. The beauty of an older piece is its rarity and originality but the rub is that a piece may be flawed or not as perfect as buying *new* from a store may be. Keep in mind that I will point out the flaws, the tarnishes, etc. but sometimes I miss things. I will NEVER list anything I would not wear or buy myself. What I list is quality, and if you find it to be not, please contact me so we can come to a happy arrangement.

Vintage & antique are finite items and I list items hand-selected for their uniqueness and condition.