Bohemian Trading Company antique & vintage jewelry

Pennsylvania, United States · 1612 Sales


Bohemian Trading Company antique & vintage jewelry

Pennsylvania, United States 1612 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Offering a Fine Selection of Antique & Vintage Jewelry including Czech, Art Deco, Designer, Victorian, Edwardian, Native American, Scandinavian, Mexican Silver, & Collectibles, Curios, & Paper Ephemera.

Last updated on Mar 25, 2016

Offering a Fine Selection of Antique & Vintage Jewelry including Czech, Art Deco, Designer, Victorian, Edwardian, Native American, Scandinavian, Mexican Silver, & Collectibles, Curios, & Paper Ephemera.


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

joydivisn85 on May 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Seller provided excellent communication and customer service. I felt confident making a purchase from this seller. My jewelry was in the described condition and was packaged safely.


loli on May 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

this item is fabulous!!! i love this shop! the selections are gorgeous and the seller is wonderfully nice! i highly recommend all to browse, enjoy, and buy with confidence. thank you very much.

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Vintage lover, and passionate collector. Curious about history, design, and all things artistic.

WELCOME! Bohemian Trading Company ™ is a reflection of my long-time love affair with antique and vintage Czech jewelry.

To many people a Bohemian is an artist or writer who leads an unconventional life…
I love the thought of following your own path.

My Etsy shop is also about a place, Bohemia. At one time, it was the great manufacturing source of costume jewelry or "bijouterie" in Central Europe. Rhinestones, hand and machine cut crystal beads, press-molded beads, and metal components were supplied to jewelry companies throughout Europe and the United States. Many well-known American costume jewelry designers used Bohemian, and later, Czech bijouterie, including Miriam Haskell, Schiaparelli, Hobé, Trifari, Mazer, Alice Caviness, Hollycraft, Weiss, Kramer, Coro, and Staret, to name a few. After WWI, Bohemia became the Czech Republic.

My shop is dedicated, in large part, to vintage and antique costume jewelry incorporating Bohemian, Czech or Austrian beads, crystals, and rhinestones.

My own collecting passion includes antique Bohemian garnet jewelry, and 1920’s-30's Czech necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. I am also wild about enameled Scandinavian jewelry, and its sleek clean lines, and thrilled with Native American jewelry, especially early cuff bracelets.

Shop members
  • Lynne Sanville

    Owner, Curator, Buyer, Writer, Shipper

    Vintage lover with a background in design and woodworking. Collector, with a curiosity about history and art. Wanna be poet and painter.

  • Finney

    Comic Relief

    My Cairn/ Border Terrier sidekick, and chief of staff. He definitely keeps me in line. Postal escort & chief sniffer.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 4, 2016
WELCOME: Our commitment to you is to offer unusual vintage and antique costume jewelry as well as fine jewelry. accessories, curios, and paper ephemera that intrigue us. We have been collectors for over 25 years, and have been selling online for 17 years.

We love the hunt, and being able to present our finds. We also enjoy doing the research in order to fill you in on the special qualities and aesthetics of each piece. It's challenging and rewarding, and we have developed many lasting vintage jewelry buddies over the years.

Every customer is special, and we work hard to give you a five star buying experience. Feel free to send us a message with questions, or just to say "hello."

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
PayPal or Etsy's credit card system. We will ship within 1-2 business days, weather (and life) permitting! To CONFIRMED addresses as per PayPal. If you want us to ship to an address other than the address associated with your account, please check out using Etsy's credit card system, and NOT PayPal. PayPal only allows the seller to ship to the buyer's registered address (not your office or a friend).

COMBINED SHIPPING OFFERED: For most things, we can combine shipping charges to save you money. Shipping overages will be refunded, if excessive.

We are careful shippers! Jewelry will be attractively packaged in its own new box with ribbon and shipped USPS with Delivery Confirmation (US). Most items will also include a pouch. You will receive a receipt detailing your purchase.

We drive your package to our Post Office in order to expedite it.

ONLY ITEMS THAT ARE INSURED are covered against LOSS, THEFT, or DAMAGE. No exceptions. Please send us a message if you are unsure / unclear if the shipping quoted for your item includes insurance. This includes INTERNATIONAL BUYERS. Depending on your country, we may or may not be able to insure your item. As each country varies, in this regard, send us a message, and we will provide options to suit your needs. We are flexible!

Note: If an International package is claimed as "lost" when, instead, the customer has refused the item at point of delivery by not paying Customs fees/VAT/duties, we will know the reason ("item not called for") on its return to us, and there will be NO insurance claim/refund.

When FREE SHIPPING is offered, the shipping method will be at our discretion.

INTERNATIONAL: All Customs duties, fees, VAT are to be paid by the Customer, and are not included in the purchase price. A true declaration of value will be made and the item(s) cannot be labeled as a "gift." Labels are electronically addressed, and cannot be modified. If your item is being sent to a commercial address, make sure to include the name of the business, as well. Please inform yourself of CUSTOMS FEES/VAT PRIOR to purchasing, so neither one of us experiences disappointment.

FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS WHOSE PACKAGE IS RETURNED TO US FOR ANY REASON, including missing address information, a claim of non-receipt of customs notice, OR non-payment of CUSTOMS FEES/DUTY/VAT ("item not called for"): there will be NO REFUNDS. Please inform yourself of your country's Customs Policies PRIOR to making a purchase.

SHIPPING CHARGES: We have not raised our rates since 2014, despite other increases. We offer shipping rates based on value and size of each item. If you want us to re-quote a rate, feel free to send us a message, and we will double check for you.

GENERALLY, this is how we set our Rates: On International Orders, the USPS rates for 1 oz. through 8 oz. are the SAME. An average 1 item package weighs 4 oz.

Up to $50.00
Sent USPS First Class
CANADA: $12.50 (includes insurance)
EVERYWHERE ELSE: $15.50 (includes insurance)

$50 -$99.00:
Sent USPS 1st Class
CANADA: $12.50 1st Class Insured
EVERYWHERE ELSE: $15.50 1st Class Insured

DOMESTIC: $10.00 USPS Priority Insured
CANADA: $13.00 USPS 1st Class Insured
EVERYWHERE ELSE: $15.50 USPS 1st Class Insured

DOMESTIC: $12.50 USPS Priority Insured (Signature Confirmation over $250.00)
CANADA: $14.60 (1st Class Insured)
EVERYWHERE ELSE: $15.60 (1st Class Insured)
ALL INTERNATIONAL: $250 and over will include Signature Confirmation

$300 and over: At our discretion, based on best and safest method, both Domestic and International. See listing, or contact us.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING, ITEMS OVER $400.00: Quoted on an individual basis, as customs regulations vary greatly, as well as available services.

This is an overview, and our final decision will be based on time of year, BEST, and SAFEST method based on the item's value.

NO REFUNDS FOR ITEMS CLAIMED BY PURCHASER AS BEING "LOST" unless they are INSURED. All of our packages are clearly addressed electronically per information provided by the customer.

IF YOU NEED IT FAST: Contact us, and we will quote you on overnight shipping.

INSURANCE: Only items that are insured are covered for LOSS, THEFT, or DAMAGE (see below DAMAGE for more information). Shipping fees are non-refundable, and not covered by insurance.

PLEASE KNOW, we make every effort to get your package to you quickly and safely, but once it leaves our hands, it is out of our control. UNLESS YOU HAVE ASKED FOR AN EXPEDITED SERVICE such as overnight mail, shipping times can vary greatly, especially during the holiday season.
Refunds and Exchanges
Generally, all sales are considered final. We value our customers, and respect the trust you have placed in our shop. Bohemian Trading Company only accepts returns if the item is substantially different from its description (we missed something), and will be handled on a case by case basis. We provide close up photos, complete descriptions, and dimensions so that you can make an informed decision to purchase an item.

You may not ask for a return due to color (all monitors vary), size (each listing has dimensions posted), buyer's remorse, or, "It is not what I was expecting! It's much bigger (smaller) than I thought." We consider buying/selling on Etsy to be a partnership based on information and communication. Bohemian Trading Company is an individually owned enterprise, so the buyer/seller partnership is important, if not personal.

IF WE MISSED SOMETHING, please contact us within three (3) days of receipt of your package so that we can authorize your return. Your return must be postmarked no later than two (2) days after it is authorized. The item must be returned in its original condition.

RETURNS FROM THE EU (if for reasons other than our mistake) A RE-STOCKING fee of 20% will be deducted from your return. The Buyer is responsible for return shipping fees, and must include insurance and tracking to be communicated to the Seller. The return package must be postmarked no later than fourteen (14) days after its receipt, whether our mistake or not.

DAMAGE OR LOSS: Only items that are INSURED will be covered against damage or loss. We will assist you with this process. Please contact us within (3) days of receipt of the damaged item, and be sure to keep the packaging, and take a digital picture, if at all possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
ABOUT VINTAGE: Vintage and antique items have been used, if not loved, previously, and show their age in a variety of ways. These previously owned items can have patina, marks, imperfections, scratches, chips, cracks, glue residue, verdigris, plating loss, repairs, etc. Other than a light once over, we leave vintage jewelry in *as found* condition. It is understood that many collectors enjoy the toning that can only come with age, and cleaning or polishing can remove that patina or character. We also check that clasps work properly, ear screws function, and all stones are present. We try our best to note any condition issues, but if we miss something, and it bothers you, please bring it to our attention. YOUR HAPPINESS is very important to us!

If you wish additional photos of an item, send a message, and we will be happy to provide you with same.

VINTAGE = 25 to (75- 99) years old. ANTIQUE = 75-100 + years. For the purposes of simplicity, all our shop sections are labeled VINTAGE, though within them you will find true ANTIQUES (read the TITLES)

WE READ YOUR REVIEWS: We love to hear from our customers, so please let us know how we're doing.

ONE OTHER NOTE: Dimensions given are approximate. If exact dimensions are required, ask for a verification, and we will be happy to double-check. DO COMPARE the measurements given with something life-size so you can judge the scale of the item, as we use enlarged photos to show detail.

LAYAWAY can be arranged. Ask, and we will be happy to accommodate! Generally, 1/3 of the purchase price (plus shipping) for a down payment (non-refundable), and the balance payable in 45 days. Items must be over $100.00. There are no refunds or exchanges on Layaway items.

RESERVES can be made for a period of three days. If, at the end of (3) days, you are unable to complete your purchase, we will contact you to inform you that the item will be returned to our inventory. This is a courtesy to you, the buyer. Please don't abuse the privilege.

ALL IMAGES and DESCRIPTIONS are the property of Bohemian Trading Company, and protected under US copyright law.