FavoriteCollectibles

Bold Unique Handmade Bling & Vintage Jewelry & Antiques

New York, United States

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About FavoriteCollectibles

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On Etsy since 2009

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

Lucky to have good genes. Dad was creative and nurtured the same in me. At age 10, I was designing and crocheting clothes for my dolls. I dabbled in painting, papier maché sculptures, making my own clothes, took classes in stained glass and photography.

I've always loved color, texture and jewelry and made my own necklaces before it was cool to wear "handmade". Many were gifts, then friends and family urged me to sell them. I studied jewelry making, improved my skills, learned new techniques and started creating more sophisticated pieces. I guess my creative heritage brought me to start FavoriteBlings at Etsy back in 2008.

I'd say commitment to quality drives me. If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. And I put my heart and soul into making every FavoriteBlings necklace exceptional, one of a kind jewelry.

I start each necklace with excitement, striving for beauty and originality. There's nothing cookie-cutter here - each necklace, bib, choker, Y-drop and lariat is personally created by me in the USA and is totally one of a kind.

I take great pride that each piece is the real thing, made with genuine semi-precious gemstones, authentic natural druzies, real coral, true minerals, top quality components and precious, noble and safe hypoallergenic metals from trusted sources, designed with originality, passion and attention to detail. My necklaces never have any plated or mystery metals, there's no lead, no cadmium or toxic heavy metals, no "German" silver or "Tibetan silver".

And I promise you, no imported knockoffs or cookie cutter clones here. My goal is to create original unique statement necklaces that are top quality, that radiate sparkle and elegance. I want each hand crafted necklace to excite, decorate and empower you, to feel yummy in your hands, dreamy on your skin, and look stunning to your admirers. I want folks to ask you, "Where'd you get that necklace?"

Plus, I take the utmost care to make sure that each exquisite piece is accurately described, photographed, and not misrepresented in any way. AND, you must be completely happy or you can return it. I personally make them, so I stand behind them. Every FavoriteBlings necklace comes with my 100% satisfaction guarantee.

But there's more to this story... Besides applauding my creativity, my dad gave me another gift -- a love for things of the past. 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.

I guess I can honestly say I was always a passionate "collector". Even at a young age, I used to travel with him to flea markets, sometimes at sunrise! And there were garage, porch, house, barn and estate sales and antique shops. We hunted for and collected old things back when it wasn't chic to shop for pre-owned stuff. I bought what caught my eye, enjoyed the hunt for treasures.

I bought what I liked and what I could afford. But that was then, this is now. And now, after collecting so many antique and collectible vintage items over the years, space constraints meant downsizing. While I say “collector”, my family says “pack rat”. So I'm selling my pre-loved antique and vintage items - celluloid, bakelite, Little Leather Library, stereograph cards, '40s cordé purses, wall pockets, seamed nylons, and other antique and vintage treasures, plus retro jewelry I bought at NYC designer studio sales.

That's how FavoriteCollectibles was born in 2009. I invite you to stop and browse my shop from the 1890s to the 1990s. So, whether it's the 19th, 20th, or 21st Century - my offerings cover 3 centuries - you can pick an era and enjoy your shopping experience here with me!

Thank you for visiting!
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10% OF ANNUAL SALES from my shop go to Shriners Hospitals for Children, who provide medical care to help transform children's lives.
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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.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Welcome to my Shop Policies.

● FavoriteBlings -- USA HANDMADE GEMSTONE STATEMENT NECKLACES:

You get total peace of mind with my 10-Day Hassle-Free Money Back 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. (My 10-Day Return Policy also applies to FavoriteBlings Retro - see below.)

-- I make them, so I proudly stand behind them -- stunning, unique, bold, sexy, chunky, lavish USA handmade statement necklaces, chokers, bibs, dangles, lariats, druzy masterpieces, Y-drop tassels. FavoriteBlings necklaces are dainty, dramatic, goddess, bridal, wedding, runway ready or tribal -- alluring feminine dazzlers, all elegant originals. Every unique handmade necklace is affordable couture, a joyful, classy indulgence. You get fine forever jewelry to wear proudly.

-- You should know that I use only 100% first class, top quality components -- No resin, plastic, imitation or simulated gemstones. No mass-produced imports, no disposable jewelry or clones in different colors. No plated or base mystery metals, no nickel, lead, cadmium, no toxic metals, "German Silver, or "Tibetan silver".

-- FavoriteBlings OOAK gemstone necklaces are proudly handmade with authentic, top quality components from trusted sources -- genuine semi-precious gemstones, polished and raw true quartz, real genuine druzy geode pendants, natural freshwater pearls, real coral, authentic cubic zirconia and Swarovski crystals.

-- I use only safe, precious, non-toxic metals -- including 925 sterling silver, fine Karen Hill Tribe silver (.999), Bali, Israeli and Turkish solid sterling silver beads, clasps, chains, charms, pendants and other sterling silver findings, plus always safe hypo-allergenic and non-toxic metals including lead-free aluminum, also durable ancient noble metals of bronze, copper and brass chains, beads, clasps, bails, findings and embellishments.

-- I also use stainless steel on my handmade necklaces, with its quality look and feel. Top fashion brands use stainless steel. It resists rust, corrosion, tarnish and won't oxidize, has a shiny appearance, is one of the strongest jewelry metals, hypo-allergenic, more dent and scratch resistant, is cool and fashionable, and I list it on any necklace where I've used it, as I do with all other safe metals I use.

● FavoriteBlings Retro - PRE-LOVED JEWELRY FROM THE 80s AND 90s:

-- My rare classically styled Taxco offerings and other hard to find FavoriteBlings Retro treasures featured here are all fine authentic original jewelry. I purchased - or was gifted - every piece some decades ago. And each artisan signed solid sterling silver Taxco Mexico bauble offered here is guaranteed genuine. No repros, no imports, no plated look-alikes created yesterday. I stand behind every attention-grabber I sell as a legitimate retro bauble with pedigree, style, and unabashed presence. You have my
10-Day Hassle-Free Money Back 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

● FavoriteCollectibles -- VINTAGE & ANTIQUE ITEMS:

-- 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.

-- Items are old, pre-loved, generally rare, often irreplaceable and FINAL SALE – SOLD "AS IS", in exactly the same condition I found them. Due to their unique nature, fragility, and rarity, I cannot accept returns. Please see more info in my Return Policies. I work hard to earn your trust. 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. FavoriteCollectibles Vintage and Antique items are sold AS IS, they are FINAL SALE, no refunds, no returns.

-- You get accurate descriptions of the condition of each of my FavoriteCollectibles. As antique, vintage, retro and collectible items, they've had prior lives, been used and loved before - some more loved than others. They're not newly minted, and not always in 100% perfect, pristine condition. 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.


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-- YOU CAN BUY WITH CONFIDENCE. I’m a 5-star seller, and a PayPal Verified Seller. Your credit card transaction is completely handled within PayPal's secure site. I ship in 2-5 business days, sooner when humanly possible. US buyers only. I work very hard to protect my reputation and am committed to upholding the highest standards in quality, sales and customer service - I'm passionate about customer satisfaction.

-- 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, list colors, sizes, weights and lengths, photograph each item diligently, so you know what you’re getting. That way there are no surprises, no regrets. I want your shopping experience with me to be rewarding.

-- YOU GET HIGH QUALITY PHOTOS and a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes it's very hard to capture the color, small nuances or 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, sometimes the pictures might show something I may have missed mentioning. So photos are part of my description.

-- IF YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH YOUR SHOPPING EXPERIENCE, please take a moment to leave a positive review for me here at Etsy. Your comments are critical because your feedback is my reputation and I do treasure your comments. Thank you for your kindness.

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

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