FavoriteCollectibles

Rare Vintage Retro Jewelry Antiques Unique Collectibles

New York, United States · 135 Sales

FavoriteCollectibles

Rare Vintage Retro Jewelry Antiques Unique Collectibles

New York, United States 135 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(88)

Announcement   - Rare OOAK vintage mid-century treasures, antiques from the 1890s to the 1990s, Little Leather Library, 40s nylons, stereoview cards, genuine bakelite, celluloid, statement jewelry
- You’re my top priority so expect great care in describing, packing and shipping your treasures
- Get a big bold chunky sexy OOAK handmade statement necklace, bib, choker, y-drop, lariat or huge unique retro necklace at my other Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/FavoriteBlings
- I’m committed to quality, service and being an honest, responsible seller and try to provide a great Etsy experience
- Proud member of the Etsy Retro Circle Team of sellers who strive to ensure buyer confidence and satisfaction and Etsy Pickers & Sellers Team
- 10% OF ANNUAL SALES from my FavoriteBlings and FavoriteCollectibles shops goes to Shriners Hospitals for Children, who provide medical care to help transform children's lives.
- Check my latest Etsy Treasury "For Men Only - Great Guy Stuff" at https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzM0Mzg2OXwyODY0ODUyNDc5/for-men-only-great-guy-stuff?ref=pr_treasury

Thanks for visiting!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 11, 2016

- Rare OOAK vintage mid-century treasures, antiques from the 1890s to the 1990s, Little Leather Library, 40s nylons, stereoview cards, genuine bakelite, celluloid, statement jewelry
- You’re my top priority so expect great care in describing, packing and shipping your treasures
- Get a big bold chunky sexy OOAK handmade statement necklace, bib, choker, y-drop, lariat or huge unique retro necklace at my other Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/FavoriteBlings
- I’m committed to quality, service and being an honest, responsible seller and try to provide a great Etsy experience
- Proud member of the Etsy Retro Circle Team of sellers who strive to ensure buyer confidence and satisfaction and Etsy Pickers & Sellers Team
- 10% OF ANNUAL SALES from my FavoriteBlings and FavoriteCollectibles shops goes to Shriners Hospitals for Children, who provide medical care to help transform children's lives.
- Check my latest Etsy Treasury "For Men Only - Great Guy Stuff" at https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzM0Mzg2OXwyODY0ODUyNDc5/for-men-only-great-guy-stuff?ref=pr_treasury

Thanks for visiting!

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5 out of 5 stars
(88)
gmiranda0iz94d

gmiranda0iz94d on May 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love this item! It was exactly as described. I purchased this item less than a week before my brother's graduation and received it within 3 days. I emailed Sylva the day after my purchase to ask if she could mail it as soon as possible and immediately found that she had already mailed it. I received this item way before I anticipated. I am very grateful to Sylva for selling me this item, her understanding of my situation, fast communication, fair price, and caring character. She has a good taste in finding treasures. I will definitely be shopping from her again! (:

montepickett

montepickett on Feb 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was shipped to me super fast! Arrived in a beautiful gift box, inside of a gift bag, all tied with ribbon. It was a gift for myself, but if not I could have passed it right along with no more effort. Seller followed up to ensure that I had received it. Just a terrific experience !! Thank you!

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About

Celebrating rare and special retro and vintage jewelry and timeless antiques

Always a passionate "collector", always an intrepid "creative type".

Dad taught me early on that pre-owned stuff could be re-used, re-loved. On long ago weekend trips in NJ, NY and PA, we foraged for usable or wearable old and cool treasures. In the 80s, I was lucky to shop NYC jewelry designer sales.

After collecting so many antique, collectible, vintage, retro and jewelry items over the years, space constraints meant downsizing, so my pre-loved treasures are featured here, from the 1890s to the 1990s.

On the flip side of being a collector, dad made sure I was immersed in music, song, dance and art, each creative spark fostering another. I dabbled in painting, papier mache sculptures, took classes in writing, stained glass, jewelry making, photography.

I love color, texture, and made my own necklaces before it was cool to wear "homemade". Many were gifts, then friends and family urged me to sell them. I studied beading, improved my skills, learned new techniques, and now offer unique artisan handmade gemstone necklaces, chokers, bibs, y-drops, lariats and retro statement necklaces at my FavoriteBlings shop: www.etsy.com/shop/favoriteblings. They're big, bold, chunky, sexy, lavish, whimsical, and all one of a kind statement necklaces.

Thank you for visiting!
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  • Sylva

    Owner, Curator, Photography, Writing, Shop Appearance, Wrapping, Shipping

    Creating and collecting - two lifelong passions. A longing to produce something unique, and to discover something exceptional. They drive the creative soul, satisfy the collector's heart. So FavoriteBlings and FavoriteCollectibles were born at Etsy.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 11, 2016
Welcome to my FavoriteCollectibles Shop Policies page.


-- ALL ITEMS ARE AUTHENTIC. As I mention in my shop profile, over the years I’ve collected a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, and vintage and retro jewelry, and I guarantee that every item I offer is genuine. As an avid collector, I am confident of their authenticity and you should be too. I know with certainty that my FavoriteCollectibles are not repros, remakes, reprints, imported fakes, re-treads, fakelite, or other phonies.

-- YOU GET ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS of the condition of each of my FavoriteCollectibles. They're not newly minted, and not always in 100% perfect, pristine condition. As antique, vintage, retro and collectible items, they've had prior lives, been used and loved before - some more loved than others. So signs of age and normal wear are to be expected. I may over-describe, but I try to provide the most accurate description I can and try to point out any problem, defect or flaw so there are no surprises, no regrets.

-- YOU GET HIGH QUALITY PHOTOS and a picture is worth a thousand words, so I try to photograph any flaws. Sometimes it's very hard to capture the color, small nuances, tiny imperfections, and the camera can't always pick up what I see in person (and sometimes light reflections look like flaws). So I try to be as accurate as possible in describing each item. On the other hand, I'm only human, might miss a scratch or flaw or a missing rhinestone or whatever, but sometimes the pictures might show something I may have missed mentioning. So photos are part of my description.

-- PHOTOS HELP MAKE YOU AN INFORMED BUYER. It is almost impossible to describe every tiny imperfection, dent, nick, scratch, color change, tarnish, oxidation or patina, metal finish wear, scratches, thinning metal, slightly loose stones, or minor missing stones and or prong wear, tarnish, air bubbles or other traits that are hallmarks of older glassmaking, mold marks, or other minor surface or texture condition. A piece might still have its original patina and need some light cleaning, or be slightly scuffed, lightly faded, gently used. Please understand that I am not an expert, but I give you what descriptive details and measurements I can, and encourage you to inspect the photos to help you be an informed buyer. (Due to differences in monitors, some colors may not always be exactly the same as the item.)

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GET BIG, BOLD, SEXY, CHUNKY, UNIQUE, USA artisan handmade gemstone statement necklaces, chokers, bibs, y-drops and lariats, plus retro statement necklaces -- all with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee -- at my FavoriteBlings shop: www.etsy.com/shop/favoriteblings

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By placing your order, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and accept that pre-owned FavoriteCollectibles vintage and antique items are sold AS IS, FINAL SALE.

If you have any questions or need further information, just email me. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions at favoritecollectibles<at>gmail.com prior to purchase.

Accept PayPal only. Payment due within 3 days of purchase, US buyers only.

TALK TO ME. Got a question, get in touch. Thank you very much for visiting!
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Shipping
-- I SHIP TO U.S. DESTINATIONS within 1-3 business days of payment received, so please rest assured that your item will arrive in a timely fashion.

High value items over $50 are shipped via USPS Priority Mail, Insured, Signature Confirmation. Items less than $50 are shipped USPS Priority Mail, Tracking and Insurance included by the USPS in the US.

I do my best to guesstimate shipping charges and absorb the cost when I underestimate shipping. But if my guess is more than actual shipping costs by $1 or more, I refund the overage via PayPal.

All items shipped from a smoke & pet free home. I DO NOT SHIP TO AN UNCONFIRMED PAYPAL ADDRESS. Items are shipped to a confirmed PAY PAL shipping address that matches your ETSY address, for your protection and mine.

-- LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED ITEMS: I pack each item very well in order to protect against damage. In the unlikely event of shipping loss or damage, claims are normally handled directly through the shipper. Please let me know right away if there are any problems with your order. (Save the box and all packing materials, otherwise your claim may be void.) Once there is confirmation that your item is lost, stolen or damaged and a claim is initiated, it can take up to six weeks for the shipper to investigate. A refund will be provided as soon as the claim is settled.

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Refunds and Exchanges
REFUND POLICY

-- FavoriteCollectibles are sold As Is, Final Sale.

My vintage and antique items are old, generally rare, pre-owned, often irreplaceable, some have the usual signs of normal wear and age-related flaws. Due to their very unique nature, fragility and rarity, all vintage and antique FavoriteCollectibles are sold exactly the same way I bought them, in AS FOUND condition.

I cannot accept returns. So please ask questions prior to purchase, read all descriptions, check each photo carefully, and ask even more questions. No refunds, no returns.

-- I WORK HARD TO EARN YOUR TRUST. Please know that I do everything I can to help you make an informed decision. To the best of my ability, I try to accurately describe each item, point out any problem, defect or flaw, photograph each item diligently, so you know what you’re getting. That way there are no surprises, no regrets.

I am passionate about customer satisfaction and committed to upholding the highest standards in quality, sales and customer service. I try to be diligent, forthright and honest in all my dealings and take extraordinary pains to protect my reputation. I’m a PayPal verified seller and my Etsy feedback reflects the respect and gratitude I have for my customers, and the care I take to describe and ship the items I sell.

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Additional policies and FAQs
-- LUCKY TO HAVE "MET" the most extraordinary folks on Etsy – an eclectic Canadian jewelry collector, a mom using her purchase for a YouTube upload, a buyer happy to find the romantic gift he wanted for his girlfriend, a cool Aussie whose "new" boot jack fit right into his awesome collection, a shopper having an “arm party” with her new Bakelite bangle, a sweet medic working overseas with our heroic armed forces -- what a joy to share their experiences and triumphs. Whatever YOUR special story is, I extend a hearty welcome and thank you for visiting.

-- I INVITE QUESTIONS. I am not a dealer, importer, jewelry professional, or antiquities expert, and circa dates refer to approximate time periods based on comparable references that I am able to find. So please take the opportunity to ask questions before you purchase an item. After all, opinions might differ on the item's condition, or details might be missing that may be important to you. So be sure to read the description carefully, and examine all the photos until you're satisfied. Please don't hesitate if you'd like more details on any item that interests you. I'm happy to help so you know what you’re getting.

-- YOU GET FULL DISCLOSURE and authentic, 100% genuine items. The wonderful vintage and antique items listed have been collected, bought, owned, used, displayed, worn and/or stored by me personally over the years. As an avid collector, I am confident of their authenticity and you should be too. My bakelite items are tested and proven with simichrome, and the descriptions say so. And if you read the description, measurements and other details, ask questions for more details, and check the photos, I think you will be happy with your FavoriteCollectibles purchase.

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SPECIAL DISCLOSURE TO COMPLY WITH ETSY POLICY -- I am happy to advise you that I have another Etsy shop FavoriteBlings at www.etsy.com/shop/favoriteblings. You'll find USA handmade big, bold, sexy, chunky, OOAK statement necklaces, lariats, bibs, chokers and y-drops, plus awesome retro necklaces. They're posh, flirty, fine jewelry with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee at www.etsy.com/shop/favoriteblings

-- IMPORTANT: Shop Policies, shipping fees, and return policies are completely different in my two storefronts. Each Shop Policy page provides specific details for your information.

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A WORD ON BUYING VINTAGE PLASTIC JEWELRY: Please shop smartly and try to proceed with caution.

For instance, some sellers are offering “bakelite” at suspiciously low prices, and it’s not until you see the full description that maybe they'll disclose it’s “French Bakelite” or "F Bakelite" which may mean "Fakelite". Bakelite repros are being made daily, most of the “Fakelite” is imported.

And when I see a “genuine bakelite” seller who has over a dozen different color combinations of EXACTLY the same design, it's hard to believe that the seller found pristine multiples of “rare” vintage pieces - almost identical duplicates of “vintage collectible” bakelite pieces - with the same pattern, composition, and size that differ only in shades and colors, and all in “pristine” and “mint” condition. My alarm bells go off. Yours probably should, too.

TIPS FOR CARING FOR YOUR FANTASTIC VINTAGE PLASTICS: I came across these suggestions on the web and share them with you. If you plan to buy or already own treasures made of celluloid, galalith, bakelite, catalin, or Lucite, help preserve your investment.

When storing, try to protect the pieces from temperature extremes, direct sunlight, too much daylight (like an open cabinet that faces a window), and even cigarette smoke. Don’t store them in plastic containers or pouches. Instead, preserve them in soft cloths to keep the air off them. When you wear your lovely vintage plastics, be careful of hot showers, perfumes, chlorine, or other chemicals that could have a negative interaction with your jewelry. Above all, enjoy!!
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