handmade jewelry using authentic vintage deadstock

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Announcement    Handmade in Columbus, Ohio by Katie
Follow me on Instagram : @poorsparrow : for updates, coupon codes and new jewelry designs!
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments: [katie@poorsparrow.com]
Thank you so much for visiting my shop!


Last updated on Jun 4, 2020

Handmade in Columbus, Ohio by Katie
Follow me on Instagram : @poorsparrow : for updates, coupon codes and new jewelry designs!
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments: [katie@poorsparrow.com]
Thank you so much for visiting my shop!


Katie Guagenti

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Katie Guagenti


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
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  • Madison on Jun 16, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I’m a major fan of this shop’s jewelry, and these rings are no exception. The color is so pretty, and I appreciate the adjustable band. Highly recommend.

  • Minty Fresh on May 26, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Love the ring I ordered, great condition and looks amazing

  • Anne on May 4, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    The earrings are unique and so pretty! Love them. So much love and care put into the product and packaging. Well priced too! I wore them the day after I got them. Thank you!

  • Lesley on Feb 8, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great earrings! Fit great on my ear in my higher piercing. Perfect additional to my collection. Great service and fast delivery. Definitely will be ordering more from poorsparrow.

  • Teresa on Jul 31, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    when she says they're big, she's not kidding! The earrings are very solid, unlike most hoop earrings. It's easy to pair these with a casual dress, shirt, or my tees and ragged jeans.

  • meliarhea on Jul 29, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I LOOOOVE my new choker, its elegant, stylish, and sexy!

  • Michele on Jul 26, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Really nicely made. Secure clasp, perfect midsize hoop!

  • scarletfire on Jul 21, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Love it … easy transaction!

  • M on Jul 21, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I bought this originally back in 2019 and it was an every day part of that summer (tbh most of that year!). It had a lot of sentimental memory for me especially considering the clusterfuck of 2020. Poor Sparrow is one of my favorite things about Ohio from my time there. I love her jewelry so much and I bought so many things over the years there.

    However, I lost my original Amulet Necklace during my move out of the state. I knew I had to replace it because this necklace is seriously so gorgeous! And now it has sentimental memories of a pre-COVID world, along with my adventures and sorrows and joys during my time in Ohio.

  • Lauryn on Jul 19, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful earrings. I requested hoop closures instead of a stud and they are perfect. Received a compliment on them today, the first time I wore them and I’m going to get the same exact hair to a friend!

About poorsparrow

Sales 6,130
On Etsy since 2010

A Jewelry Box...

My love for jewelry began at a single moment - when my Great Aunt Helen showed me her tower-like jewelry box filled to the brim with gorgeous antique trinkets. From Scottish jewelry, to Art Deco and Art Nouveau, every piece was like a buried treasure of discovery for me. The best part was that she loved to tell the stories behind her treasures to anyone who was interested. It fascinated me (and still does) that the spirit of a person can live on through jewelry. She gave me a piece here and there, all of which I still have and would never part with.

As I grew older, I became obsessed with art and design. The prospect of mixing my love for design with my love of jewelry was the only possible option for my happiness. I went to school to study fashion design and shortly after, I began Poor Sparrow.

Poor Sparrow is a true mix of my two loves - antique jewelry and jewelry design. I incorporate vintage elements with new parts and pieces to create unique jewelry that anyone can love. Vintage jewelry trickles into my shop every now and then because some pieces are just too beautiful to be re-purposed.

Shop members

  • Katie Guagenti

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on May 30, 2017
Thank you for visiting Poor Sparrow! I hope you find a piece of jewelry here that you'll love!

I strive to create fashionable, unique jewelry at affordable prices. Your complete satisfaction is my number one priority. Please e-mail me via etsy or at katie [!at] poorsparrow.com with any questions or comments.

Thank you!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Returns and exchanges are always accepted. Please mail returns to me, Katie, at:

406 E. Jenkins Ave.
Columbus, OH 43207

Once the jewelry arrives back to me, I will refund the purchase price in full. The customer is responsible for all shipping costs incurred to return jewelry.

Poor Sparrow guarantees your complete satisfaction with any purchase. If you need anything or have any questions about your order, please contact me at via etsy or at katie [!at] poorsparrow.com.
Payments are accepted by credit card, debit card and through PayPal.

In accordance with Ohio law, residents of the state will be charged sales tax when checking out. The tax rate is 7.5%.

Please pay for your purchase upon checking out. Any item not paid for within 24 hours will be canceled and re-listed.
Shipping is a $3.50 flat rate to anywhere in the United States. USPS Priority Mail and USPS Express Mail cost additional.

Shipping rates to other destinations around the world vary by country. Please allow extra time for delivery as orders must go through customs.

Orders will ship within 2-4 business days upon purchase via USPS. Please allow extra time for items that are made to order. (The time frame varies from piece to piece).

I use the most economical shipping via USPS. Orders shipped in the United States usually arrive within 2 - 5 days. Insurance and delivery confirmation will be placed on all orders over $100. Poor Sparrow is not responsible for items that are delayed, damaged or lost in customs or while being shipped. Please let me know if you do not receive your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Part of the appeal of vintage items is the unique, slightly used look that appears on them. It adds to their distinctiveness.

Any wear, patina or scratches will be noted in the descriptions and shown as best as possible in the item's photos.

Interested in wholesale orders or consignment? Please contact me and we can discuss my wholesale pricing : katie [!at] poorsparrow.com