GDSavingThePast

Collectible Coins And Vintage Jewelry

Longmont, Colorado On Etsy since 2012

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GDSavingThePast

Collectible Coins And Vintage Jewelry

Longmont, Colorado | 812 Sales

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Announcement    GD Saving The Past specializes in a finely curated collection of collectible coins, bullion and vintage jewelry.

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Last updated on Sep 14, 2020

GD Saving The Past specializes in a finely curated collection of collectible coins, bullion and vintage jewelry.

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About GDSavingThePast

Sales 812
On Etsy since 2012

Inspiration comes to those who seek it.

IN THE BEGINNING

Long before the rise of Antique malls and online stores, most Antique shops were single owner stores. Having had the opportunity as a child and young adult to visit single owner Antique stores allowed me to ask a lot of questions about pieces that interested me directly with the owner of those stores
Jewelry as a career and life long passion started with what seemed like a predetermined destiny.
As a teenager in the early 1970's, a family member worked with a large security company that specialized in the transport of important gems and jewelry. On numerous occasions I would go to his office in New York City where I was privileged to see world-class jewelry up close.
About the same time I met an incredibly talented Silversmith/Artist that offered to teach me the basics of Custom jewelry making and design. At this point I knew this was what I wanted to do with my life.
As luck would have it, while looking for a job in 1973 I found a jewelry store that was looking for Christmas help. I applied for the job and was hired. When the Christmas rush was over I was offered a permanent job along with the offer to take my Gemology courses from The Gemological Institute of America (GIA). This was an amazing experience but for the next five years I was doing appraisal work and sales, not Custom jewelry design or Antique jewelry.

A TIME FOR CHANGE

In 1978 I decided it was time to move on and at the same time get back to what I loved, creating jewelry and dealing with antique and vintage items. I opened my first store that year in the town I grew up in. In addition to creating Custom and Handmade jewelry I began to take in trade collectible coins and vintage jewelry. Antique Jewelry fueled my interest in the History of Jewelry Design and Creation. From these exciting jewels of the 1800's to the early 1900's I learned how jewelers worked using some tools similar to what we use today as well as tools that are quite primitive by today's standards. It was fascinating to think of the people that once owned these family treasures and how these tiny works of art brought them joy and happiness as well as marking milestones in their lives.


THE RESTLESS ARTIST

In 1981 a very good client offered to buy my store. Without hesitation I agreed and moved to Texas. I opened a store and stayed very busy doing custom design work as well as expanding my market in coins, bullion and vintage jewelry. While in Texas I took numerous jewelry workshops held by Swest Inc. Learning new skills and techniques such as wax carving and lost wax casting.


A PLACE FOR INSPIRATION
As the oil economy of Texas started to falter I knew it was time to move on. In 1988 I moved to Colorado.
It is easy to have inspiration when you live in a place as beautiful as Colorado.
As soon as I moved to Colorado I opened a new store where I created my own jewelry designs and continued to expand on my bullion, coin and vintage jewelry business.
I had always enjoyed the creative process and I stayed very busy as a custom jeweler but it was my coins and vintage jewelry that continued to fuel my interest.
During the 1990's when the internet began offering the possibility for someone to reach out to people across the country and world I decided it was time to make a change in the way I was running my business so I opened my first online store during this time.
After a series of experiments and website incarnations I decided in the year 2000 to go strictly online selling and in 2012 I added my Etsy shop.
It has been a truly amazing career and I am blessed to have been able to do what I love.

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    As long as I can remember I have been fascinated by collectible coins and vintage jewelry and now I am happy to pass on some of my treasures to others that appreciate them as much as I have. I hope you get as much enjoyment from them as I have

Shop policies

Last updated on September 14, 2020
As a retired custom jeweler and dealer of Coins, bullion and Vintage jewelry I have been very lucky spending my life doing what I enjoy.
I love history so over the years buying, selling and collecting vintage jewelry and coins has held many rewards for me and passing on some of my treasures to others that appreciate an unusual piece as much as I do is an amazing feeling.
I hope you find as much pleasure viewing my collection as I have had bringing it to you.
Kind regards,
GD

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase I will be happy to refund your purchase price minus the shipping cost within 14 days of purchase on any item other than a custom order or a piece that has been altered or damaged and is returned in the original condition within the 14 day period. Shipping costs both ways are non refundable. Please contact me first within 3 days of receiving your item before returning an item.
I often try to ship an item the day the order is received if possible so I do not accept cancellations.
I am sorry but I do not take back earrings or items that have been sized, altered, scratched or damaged from wear or items that are a custom order.
Purchasing Vintage Earrings
Earrings are non-returnable.
All of the vintage earrings sold here at GDSavingThePast have been cleaned and sanitized using a professional sanitizing solution made specifically for jewelry.
Because of this cleaning and sanitizing process, earrings are non-returnable for hygienic reasons.
For my Coins and Vintage items please keep in mind that these are previously owned and loved pieces and most will show some wear. Any major defects will be noted in the listing. The same return policy as with my new pieces apply to my Coins and Vintage jewelry, any damage or alteration to a piece will not be returnable.
If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I do not refund on lay a way payments.
I do not refund for items where you do not contact me within the three days of receiving your order and returning it within 14 days.
If you have questions about a piece please contact me before placing your order. I want you to be happy and will answer all questions the best that I can.
If you receive an item that has been damaged in shipping please contact me immediately, save all outer and inner packaging and take photos of the damaged packaging as well as the damaged item. These photos as well as a description of the damage will be needed to file an insurance claim. I can not refund on a damaged item without proof of damage. Once I hear from you and receive your photos I will give you instructions on how to proceed.
Payment
All payments are made through PayPal or Etsy Direct Checkout with major credit cards accepted.
Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.

Items shipped within Colorado are charged 4.985% sales tax

Do you like a piece but need more time to pay for it?
Use my convenient 30 day lay-a-way with 25% down.
When you choose lay-a-way as an option you have reserved and therefore chosen to purchase the item so please make sure you like it since all lay-a-way deposits are non-refundable
Shipping
Standard shipping is provided in a padded envelope. Shipping upgrades within the US by USPS priority mail, in a Flat Rate shipping box to protect the item during shipping is available. For items that will not fit in a standard flat rate box I generally use a Priority Mail padded envelope.
For items shipped to Canada I ship packages valued under $400.00 by first class with insurance and for packages over $400.00 by first class registered.

Processing time
The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies but generally runs 1 to 3 days.
Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose as well as where it is being shipped to.

Customs and import taxes
Orders shipped to countries outside the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. These, and any additional charges required for customs clearance are the responsibility of the recipient.
Customs policies vary widely from country to country; please contact your local customs office for further information. Customs clearance procedures can cause delivery delays.
Privacy
Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how, what and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.


Information I Collect:

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorize Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, mailing address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for example, for a custom order), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It:

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

~ as needed to provide my services - to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, locate missing or delayed packages or to provide customer support;

~ when you have consented to additional contact, which you may revoke at any time, such as signing up for my mailing list;

~ if necessary, to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.


Information Sharing and Disclosure:

Certain customer information is necessary to my business. I may share your personal information in the following circumstances:

~ Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

~ Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as shipping & delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

~ Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.

~ Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.


Data Retention:

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years.


Your Rights:

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

~ Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.

~ Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

~ Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

~ Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me:

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, owner of Greg DeMark Jewelry, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me through etsy's messaging system.