Provenance Creations

Chicago, Illinois · 40 Sales


Provenance Creations

Chicago, Illinois 40 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Makes a perfect gift for that special someone, or yourself!


Last updated on Jan 30, 2018

Makes a perfect gift for that special someone, or yourself!

Gretchen Guinazzo

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Gretchen Guinazzo


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
justin kreimes

justin kreimes on Dec 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Incredible work! Necklace is a sure piece of beauty and history! Shipping and handling was perfect, attention to packaging requests, spot on! Great Job!


vintagepen2002 on Jan 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Got this for my wife and she loves it. These are unique gifts form relics, coins and buttons dug up while metal detecting in England. Can't wait to see the new creations for this year.

Robert Mickatavage

Robert Mickatavage on Jan 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I'm so happy I purchased this necklace! Such a beautiful piece! If you love history like I do, what better way than to get some jewelry uniquely designed, original, and actually dug up from antique farmlands! Who knows who (in this case) wore the button or how many years old the harness ring is? Fascinating and fun to wear!

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My current export summary (page 1) for OCT 2017. Looking forward to working with these
In process of creating several new ornaments to fulfill a special request.
Check out the great article by our friend Dick Stout on his blog, Stout Standards!
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Coins and artifacts given new life as wearable history.

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 personally research, sort, clean, and polish the artifacts. In designing the jewelry piece, I try to maintain the integrity of the artifact.

You are receiving a real piece of wearable 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 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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