Franziska

Franziska Vintage Jewels: Antique Diamond Rings & More

Washington, United States · 1735 Sales

Franziska

Franziska Vintage Jewels: Antique Diamond Rings & More

Washington, United States 1735 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(903)
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Franziska

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Announcement   Welcome! My special interest is in Edwardian and Art Deco Diamond Rings and other special pieces from those periods in history. I try to have beautiful vintage/antique jewelry for everyone's budget...please enjoy browsing and don't hesitate to convo me with any questions. ** Thank you to Lucky Magazine for featuring my shop in the article: "40 Etsy Stores That Are Vintage Goldmines - Twice!!" **

I am happy to ship internationally...please convo me for shipping costs and additional information if your country is not itemized in the listing. I normally ship Priority International with full Insurance, unless your country has restrictions. (ie: Israel and Japan require jewelry to be sent only by Registered First Class International Mail) Please note that many countries have customs duties and taxes that are paid by the Buyer. Thank you!

One of my goals is to get the best prices to pass along savings to you.... If you have any questions please do not hesitate to convo me...I'm happy to chat. I always do my best to describe things as accurately and as conservatively as possible to avoid any disappointment! My photography skills are not the greatest, so my jewelry tends to look much better in person!

I will endeavor to ship your item within 24 hours of cleared payment - within the US via USPS Priority Mail or Priority Express Mail with tracking and full insurance coverage included in the cost. (normally 2-3 business days in transit, though sometimes there are unexpected postal/weather delays) Other shipping options are possible, so please convo me to discuss your needs. Shipping to Canada will be via Registered First Class Mail and to Australia and most other countries, I use Priority International Mail with insurance.

Thanks so much for stopping by....I truly appreciate your business!

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Last updated on Apr 8, 2016

Welcome! My special interest is in Edwardian and Art Deco Diamond Rings and other special pieces from those periods in history. I try to have beautiful vintage/antique jewelry for everyone's budget...please enjoy browsing and don't hesitate to convo me with any questions. ** Thank you to Lucky Magazine for featuring my shop in the article: "40 Etsy Stores That Are Vintage Goldmines - Twice!!" **

I am happy to ship internationally...please convo me for shipping costs and additional information if your country is not itemized in the listing. I normally ship Priority International with full Insurance, unless your country has restrictions. (ie: Israel and Japan require jewelry to be sent only by Registered First Class International Mail) Please note that many countries have customs duties and taxes that are paid by the Buyer. Thank you!

One of my goals is to get the best prices to pass along savings to you.... If you have any questions please do not hesitate to convo me...I'm happy to chat. I always do my best to describe things as accurately and as conservatively as possible to avoid any disappointment! My photography skills are not the greatest, so my jewelry tends to look much better in person!

I will endeavor to ship your item within 24 hours of cleared payment - within the US via USPS Priority Mail or Priority Express Mail with tracking and full insurance coverage included in the cost. (normally 2-3 business days in transit, though sometimes there are unexpected postal/weather delays) Other shipping options are possible, so please convo me to discuss your needs. Shipping to Canada will be via Registered First Class Mail and to Australia and most other countries, I use Priority International Mail with insurance.

Thanks so much for stopping by....I truly appreciate your business!

Franziska

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5 out of 5 stars
(903)
Jairrie Zolezzi

Jairrie Zolezzi on Aug 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

An exquisite piece of jewelry! My husband and I had been searching for a vintage jewelry item to celebrate our anniversary, and this was by far the loveliest we looked at. It is delicate looking, yet is substantial enough in its size and and appearance to add elegance whenever worn! Our jeweler was also very impressed by its condition and artistry and supplied us with a generous appraisal for insurance purposes. I am so happy with my gift-and am looking forward to doing business with your shop again!

loizeauxj

loizeauxj on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Worked with seller to get chain replaced (from gold to platinum) for anniversary gift. Very easy to work with and very responsive.

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Updates

Romantic Art Nouveau "Woman in the Moon" Ring with Fiery Old Cut Diamond Star....
Sparkly Old Cut Diamonds...a new bracelet and ring joining the collection...
Three new diamond pendants joining the Collection: Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco....Stunning!
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About

Jewelry as Art, Adornment and History

Admiring and learning about jewelry/gemology has been a passion of mine for decades....

Now I am so pleased to be able to share my passion with others who appreciate the craftsmanship, artistry and style of old jewelry...

It's my pleasure to assist you in finding the perfect piece...whether it is a special engagment or promise ring, or a piece to become a new family heirloom...

I feel strongly that everyone should be able to enjoy beautiful jewelry and so I don't mark up my prices the way most jewelry sellers do. Negotiating the best prices so I can offer my customers a truly reasonable price is one of my goals...that and accurate, thorough descriptions accompanied by the kind of customer service I like to receive....buying fine jewelry online should not be scary!

I'm a proud member of the juried Etsy Vintage Team and the amazing Vesties Team!

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  • Sharon Franziska

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    Discovering special old pieces of jewelry and then finding the right homes for them gives me great joy and satisfaction! I especially love to search out old cut diamonds and Edwardian and Art Deco pieces....

Shop policies

Last updated on June 27, 2016
A warm welcome to Franziska Vintage Jewels.....I strive to find special, beautiful, interesting and quality jewels with history...and to offer them to you with both the best prices and customer service possible.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I happily accept Paypal as well as credit cards & Gift Cards through Etsy's Direct Checkout. Payment by US postal money order and personal check may be arranged under some circumstances but will need to be approved by me before moving forward with a purchase. (please convo me to discuss it!) Please note that checks and postal money orders need to be received within one week's time and checks will need to clear before shipment of your item. Thanks for understanding.

Layaway plans are possible and I am happy to convo with you to come up with a plan that works for you. Being a small business, I do sometimes have to limit the number and length of layaways I have going at a given time....please convo me to discuss your needs.
Shipping
I will endeavor to ship your item within 24 hours of receiving cleared payment. (Monday - Friday...our island post office is closed on Saturdays) Shipment within the US will normally be via USPS Priority Mail, with insurance (requiring a signature) and delivery confirmation included in the listed price. Shipments to Canada are by Registered First Class Mail and to Australia and most other International countries via Priority International Mail with insurance. I'm happy to ship to other locations that allow for insurance coverage on fine jewelry...please convo me to discuss the options and prices. Thank you!

** Please make sure that both your Paypal and Etsy shipping address is current and correct, to allow your package to reach you. If an order is returned to me due to an incorrect address, reshipping will result in new shipping charges, which will be the responsibility of the buyer. If an order is sent to the address supplied at checkout and it turns out to be an incorrect/not current address, a refund can only be made if the package is returned to me...so, please....double check that your shipping address is correct! Thank you!

** Please note on International shipments that ALL Customs Duties/Taxes are the responsibility of the Purchaser, and I cannot mark items as gifts or with inaccurate pricing. If a package is refused at delivery due to you not wanting to pay customs fees/duty/taxes, a refund less shipping cost will be made once the package makes it back to me safely. Thank you! **

(Here is a calculator that is supposed to help determine the taxes/duty to and from different countries, though I don't know how accurate it is: www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation) I recommend checking with your local authorities about the cost of taxes/duty before purchase.

I will email you a confirmation with tracking info once your item has shipped so you can be on the lookout for your parcel.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be very happy with your purchase!

I understand it can be tricky to buy jewelry online - especially for something as important as an engagement or wedding ring....it's such a big decision and I want your decision to be a joyful one!

I do offer a three day review period for jewelry....I ask that I be convo'd within three days of the item(s) arrival if they are not right for you...and return insured shipping within one week is the responsibility of the Buyer, please. Once the item(s) are returned in original condition (with the original jewelry box(es) and/or pouch as well as any included appraisal, please) I will refund the original purchase price (any shipping charges are not refundable) via paypal, usually within 24 hours (or by mailing a check if that was your payment method), or you may choose an item for exchange, if desired. Sometimes transfer into my paypal account can take up to a few days time....so, on occasion, refunds may take up to 3 business days.

Please understand that all sales are final after the initial three day review period, and if you choose to have my bench jeweler custom size your ring(s) that means the ring(s) are not returnable. However, if the sizing needs to be adjusted within those first three days, I will be happy to have my jeweler take care of that for you. If you are not certain if a ring is right for you, it would be best to see it unsized first, and we can always make arrangements for sizing once you are sure it is the right piece for you!

** Please note that returned items purchased via layaway are only entitled to a store credit if returned under the above noted terms, and are not entitled to a cash/paypal refund. Thank you! **
Additional policies and FAQs
Layaway plans are a definite option...please convo me before purchasing through Etsy so we can determine the best payment plan for you and discuss the details. Usually I prefer a plan that lasts up to 30 days; in some situations I may be able to offer up to a 60 day plan. (Please be sure you are serious about your purchase before I put it on layaway....thank you!) All Layaways begin with a non-refundable 30% deposit, and payments may then be made weekly, bi-weekly or at the end of the layaway term that we have agreed upon. If you change your mind mid-way through a layway or stop paying on an item, please understand that I am entitled to keep the initial 30% deposit, to offset the work involved and the inconvenience of such an outcome. It's important to me to make layaways an option, but please be respectful and only place an item on layaway if you are serious about the purchase and intend on staying in contact with me. *** Please note that purchases made via layaway may be returned for a store credit only, not a cash/paypal refund, and must still follow the above terms about notification via convo within 3 days of receipt and return shipping in original condition within one week. Thank you! ***

Reserving an item for a specified period of time may also be possible....but, please understand that normally I cannot hold an item longer than 24 hours without a deposit for a layway. Please convo me if you are interested in that option, as sometimes jewelry will get snapped up quickly!

**** Resizing: There has recently been some confusion about what I mean when I say a ring could be resized by a jeweler, so I would like to clarify that for you. Some older rings may be too fragile to be resized or have too much filigree in the setting so they cannot be resized either up or down. Some jewelers are more comfortable than others taking on a specialized project like an antique ring. (I have a particularly great jeweler whom I trust and you are welcome to ask me for their detailed opinion on a piece) I strongly recommend that you find a jeweler that does the work in-house with their own bench jeweler to ensure the work is done well and safely. Many large jeweler shops send out to have the work done, and that is often much less successful and more expensive!

When I specify in a listing that a ring may be resized I am saying that the style, setting and overall condition will allow it to be resized safely. I cannot always say if there is enough gold or platinum in the band to size it as is (that depends on the number of sizes you are increasing it and how your jeweler works) or if your jeweler will need to use additional gold/platinum at an additional cost. There is simply no way I can know that -or know the cost - as the gold market fluctuates daily! Please understand that I am happy to give my advice, but sizing and the related costs will be the buyer's responsibility. Thanks very much for understanding and please don't hesitate to convo me with any questions you may have!

I am always happy to get a custom price quote from my own jeweler in Seattle who does wonderful work on vintage and antique items.....I would then either send the ring directly to them for you or have you work directly with them yourselves. Usually I recommend the customer see the ring in person before sizing to ensure it is the right ring, since returns are not available once sizing has been done. IF you are purchasing a ring from my shop, I am also happy to research jewelers in your area in order to find one that is recommended for doing work on older pieces...please convo me if you are interested in this kind of help. I can't guarantee they will be the right match for you, but I am happy to make phone calls and see what I can do for you. Thank you! ****

Gift Certificates are now available in any amount you wish...perfect for a special gift! There is no expiration date, so the gift certificate may be used at any time....however, cash/paypal refunds are not available for purchases made with gift certificates...though an exchange or store credit will be issued if the the return is made following my usual return policy. (ie: that I am notified by convo within 3 days of the item's arrival and the item is returned in it's original condition and box(es) within one week.) Gift certificates may be personalized and will arrive beautifully gift wrapped and ready to present!

*** Please note that my photographs and text are my intellectual property and may not be used for any reason, without my written permission. Thank you. ***


Thanks so much for visiting my shop! I truly appreciate your business!