Provenance Creations

Chicago, Illinois

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Gretchen Guinazzo

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Gretchen Guinazzo


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About ProvenanceStore

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On Etsy since 2016

Coins and artifacts given new life.

My husband "Chicago Ron" Guinazzo leads metal detecting tours twice a year to England. We met in 2012, and I joined him on these trips.

We dig all types of items; coins, tokens, buttons, watch winders, buckles, bells, clothing fasteners, etc. All of the artifacts we find are reported to the British Museum, and exported with proper documentation.

I sort, clean, and polish the artifacts, which is challenging. They have been rolling around in the dirt for centuries. When designing a jewelry piece, I try to maintain the integrity of each artifact.

The history of these items is very important to me. I thoroughly research each artifact, button maker, and tailor. In some instances the research has taken several days, but the thrill of discovery is worth the time. Each piece from my shop includes a card detailing its history.

You are receiving a real piece of history.

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  • Gretchen Guinazzo

    Owner, Designer

    Years ago I suggested to my husband that our detecting finds be transformed and given a new life as wearable history. He wholeheartedly agreed. In December 2016 that idea came to fruition. I'm so excited to share these with you.

  • "Chicago" Ron Guinazzo

    Designer, Assistant

    I was encouraged by my wife's vision to transform our metal detecting finds into jewelry. As I researched with her, I became fascinated with chain maille, and decided to try my hand. We feel it's a nice addition to the primary line of jewelry.

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Last updated on Jul 15, 2021


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