ElegantArtifacts

Estate Jewelry and Jade, Fortuny, Vintage Finds

San Francisco, California On Etsy since 2013

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ElegantArtifacts

Estate Jewelry and Jade, Fortuny, Vintage Finds

San Francisco, California | 1,615 Sales

Announcement    Estate Jewelry, Jade, and Vintage Finds curated with a designer's eye. Always fine quality. FREE U.S. SHIPPING with signature required for your protection. LAYAWAY available over $300. Fine jewelry authenticated by a GIA Graduate Gemologist. Free gift wrap on most jewelry. RETURNS: Please contact me for return instructions. Most items over $1000 will have a security tag which must still be attached to receive a refund.

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Last updated on May 25, 2020

Estate Jewelry, Jade, and Vintage Finds curated with a designer's eye. Always fine quality. FREE U.S. SHIPPING with signature required for your protection. LAYAWAY available over $300. Fine jewelry authenticated by a GIA Graduate Gemologist. Free gift wrap on most jewelry. RETURNS: Please contact me for return instructions. Most items over $1000 will have a security tag which must still be attached to receive a refund.

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About ElegantArtifacts

Sales 1,615
On Etsy since 2013

It All Began with a Rooster....

My shop is curated with a designer's eye, but my obsession with antique jewelry began when I was a small child and my grandmother would take me to pawn shops and antique stores looking for hidden treasures. I was immediately hooked and from then on saved my pennies to buy beautiful things that had been overlooked. I literally grew up in the antiques business spending countless hours in the London antique shop owned by my grandfather and uncle. They had a wonderful but eccentric guard rooster who would fly squawking at anyone he didn't like. Fortunately, we were good friends. Eventually, design became my profession, first as an interior designer where I still look for unusual vintage items for my clients and Etsy shoppers. Later I expanded my interests, searching out vintage and antique treasures and combining them into original jewelry designs or beautiful pillows. I love transforming abandoned, neglected items into new designs and giving them a second life.Textiles are another obsession and I am now sharing my extensive collection of Fortuny and antique textiles made into pillows which I offer through my ElegantArtifacts shop. To me, antiquing is the ultimate form of recycling. Taking magnificent items which were made with care and pride and incorporating them into contemporary life adds a richness and depth that is incomparable. I also love antique books and have now added an Antiquarian and Rare Book section to my shop.

I have sold my designs through my design and antique business for many years but when I wanted to reach a larger audience, I immediately thought of opening a shop at Etsy because of its reputation for artisan created goods. So, here I am still doing what I love to do and hoping to draw some of you along with me in the discovery of beautiful things.

Be sure to visit the Remnants and Relics section of my shop for beautiful survivors when available. They may not be perfect, but they are still worthy of appreciation. I don't have them that often but when I do they will be at bargain prices.

•All fine jewelry has been authenticated by a GIA Graduate Gemologist.

•FREE SHIPPING in the USA. FOR RETURNS: Please contact me for return shipping instructions.

•INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, I ship only to the USA, Canada and Australia. Please contact me for rates based on location and shipping method.

• No hassle 7 day return policy. See shop policies for details.• Layaway available on items over $300. See shop policies for details or contact me at elegantartifacts [!at] earthlink.net or by convo.

• Free gift wrap on all jewelry items.

*Click here to return to my home page and see other items in my shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/elegantartifacts

*Click here to see Vintage Rings http://etsy.me/1Qmvw5I
*Click here to see Estate Jewelry - http://etsy.me/1m3AFVa
•Click here to see Antique Jade http://etsy.me/1N33Gck
•Click here to see Vintage and Rare Textiles http://etsy.me/1Q74q47
•Click here to see Rare and Antiquarian Books http://etsy.me/1m3Aycc

•Click here for my Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Elegantartifacts

• My Fortuny and vintage fabric pillows have been featured in numerous publications including Traditional Home, Marin Independent Journal, In Marin, Southern Accents, Designers West, Sunset, and House and Garden, as well as in numerous photo shoots and films. To see pillows click here https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElegantArtifacts?section_id=12859552

Shop members

  • Cherie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    My shop, ElegantArtifacts, is curated with a designer's eye. I am a designer with a lifelong interest in antiques, jade, jewelry, and textiles. I am also an author of 14 nonfiction and fiction books written under my own name and various pen names.

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Last updated on Mar 17, 2016
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Gift wrapping and packaging

Free gift wrapping on jewelry items.

Custom and personalized orders

No refunds or exchanges on altered or damaged items.

Custom and personalized orders

I do not offer custom orders at this time.