CurioJewellery

Curio - "a rare, unusual or intriguing object"

Melbourne, Australia · 908 Sales

CurioJewellery

Curio - "a rare, unusual or intriguing object"

Melbourne, Australia 908 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(503)

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Rebecca

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Announcement   Curio - "a rare, unusual or intriguing object".
Curio jewellery is a unique collection of hand crafted, vintage jewellery guaranteed to tickle the fancy of those who appreciate beauty, quality and style. As my creations are comprised of genuine antique or vintage pieces, you may rest assured when purchasing from the Curio range that you are buying a unique and individual design.

Please follow me on Instagram (CurioJewellery) for regular insights into my creative world! Cheers, Bec x

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Last updated on Oct 21, 2016

Curio - "a rare, unusual or intriguing object".
Curio jewellery is a unique collection of hand crafted, vintage jewellery guaranteed to tickle the fancy of those who appreciate beauty, quality and style. As my creations are comprised of genuine antique or vintage pieces, you may rest assured when purchasing from the Curio range that you are buying a unique and individual design.

Please follow me on Instagram (CurioJewellery) for regular insights into my creative world! Cheers, Bec x

Rebecca

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Rebecca

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(503)
Fred Sochard

Fred Sochard on Nov 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Très bel objet, bien reçu. Many thanks !

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FL

FL on Oct 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very happy with this seller and the necklace is stunning, got lots of compliments today while wearing it! Thank you!

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 1, 2015
I love using vintage and antique pieces as I feel I am giving these former treasures a second chance to be loved and admired.

Given the nature and age of the pieces used in my designs however, I can not guarantee the life time of the individual components (for example, whether rhinestones will stay in place forever etc). I feel silly mentioning this, but I need you to understand that vintage means pre-loved and pre-worn and as such, pristine or perfect components are just not possible! Having said that however, I carefully check each and every component used in an endeavour to ensure that only the best pieces are incorporated into my work. Any obvious marks or flaws I will attempt to identify and bring to your attention prior to purchase.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
I prefer immediate payment. If this may not be possible, please email me prior to purchase and I am sure we can work something out!

I am happy for a customer to "layby" an item and make payments over 3 or 4 weeks. However I can no longer extend the layby terms beyond this period. No exceptions. I will require a minimum non refundable deposit of 20% - if you change your mind you will forgo the deposit (sorry). Please agree the details with me prior to purchase.

if you wish to make a deposit, I can send you a paypal invoice for the agreed amount upon receipt of your paypal email address. Alternatively, you may make the payment directly, simply by going into paypal, selecting the "pay anyone" menu option, typing in my email address 'rebecca.courtnay@bigpond.com" and typing the amount. Easy!

I am happy to "reserve" items. I will reserve for 3 days only and will automatically take the reserve off after this time (unless we have agreed otherwise). Longer reserves I now consider to be "laybys" and will require a 20% non refundable deposit as confirmation of intent to buy. I will return items to stock where a deposit has not been made in the first 3 days of the request having been made. So sorry, but it really has been getting quite out of hand lately and I have actually lost sales to other customers as a result. Ahhh.......

PAYMENT METHODS:

Australian customers may select the payment option "Other" and deposit the funds directly into my bank account via electronic banking. Please contact me for details.

International customers must use Paypal to make payment. When signing up to Paypal you may fund the payment from your credit card or bank account. Please note that as I reside outside of the USA, I can not process American money orders or personal cheques.
Shipping
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

Please take confidence in the fact that the Australian postal system is fast and reliable. I have sent over 600 packages overseas with only one loss to date. But I can offer no guarantees. When I pass my package across the post office counter, I do so in good faith and it is thereafter out of my hands.

Accordingly, International postage now includes INSURANCE. A blanket insurance policy is the only way I can protect myself as a seller where a customer elects not to pay for insurance but the parcel goes missing in the mail system. If you are willing to wear the risk of mail loss or theft, then I will be happy to send without insurance or tracking and will refund the excess costs to your paypal account after purchase. However, in such cases any monetary loss is yours and I will need to obtain you acceptance of this in writing prior to postage. I would advise insurance for peace of mind if nothing else but acknowledge it is quite expensive (sorry!).

Postage costs in Australia (in AUD$) are high. By way of explanation, Australia Post has 100 year old agreements with most countries to the effect that they will process all mail received from overseas for free. This has resulted in huge losses by our postal system ($70m for the previous year alone) due to all the parcels that now arrive from overseas. Apparently the Australian government did not for see the internet buying boom 100 years ago – go figure! As such, Australia Post can only recover their losses by charging high postage costs for all mail that originates in this country.

As of October 22, 2012 Australia Post have abolished the 1 - 250g weight bracket and replaced it with a set fee for 1 - 500g. Although many of my necklaces weigh less than 200gm, they will now be charged postage at the higher weight regardless. The Etsy price will also include a small fee for packaging as I am required to purchase proper Australia Post mailing boxes and bubble wrap.

INSURANCE
Insured parcels must be signed for at the door (it will not be left in the mail box) and compensation will be given if lost. Please note that it is the ONLY circumstance under which I will compensate a buyer for damage or loss. It costs $9.60 per item for the first $100 of value PLUS $2.50 per $100 of value thereafter (or part thereof) IN ADDITION TO the "airmail" parcel rate. When using this option I must declare the FULL value of the item. You may wish to consider how this may affect custom levies at your end.

AUSTRALIAN DOMESTIC POST

1g – 500g
$7.45 PLUS $2.70 for registration = $10.15 + packaging

501g – 1kg
Anywhere from $10.05 - $12.85 (depending on which state in Australia) PLUS a distance charge PLUS $2.70 for registration.

Given the constraints of the Etsy postage calculator, I have had to settle on a single domestic price. I have kept this at the lower end but reserve the right to bill customers, after purchase, from Queensland, NT and WA for the substantial additional cost to send to their States (sorry guys!).

POSTAGE REFUNDS FOR MULTIPLE PURCHASES

Previously, I was able to offer postage discounts for multiple purchases. I may still be able to do this where 2 items for example fall below the 500gm limit. This is likely in most cases, but there may be the odd occasion where my heavier necklace combinations might tip the parcel weight over the 500g combined limit. Therefore, I have decided to err on the side of caution and list all my postage prices at the highest end. Please understand that where the purchase of 2 necklaces does not exceed 500g, I will refund the excess shipping fee after purchase.

Please feel free to contact me before purchase for a definitive quote if you wish to be sure.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final and refunds will not be given for change of mind.

In the event of a lost mail item, I will work to obtain a refund for you from Australia Post. Please understand that the refund must be cleared by Australia Post first before I it can be paid to you and this may take some time.
Additional policies and FAQs
TIPS WHEN WEARING CHARM NECKLACES

Now there is a trick to wearing any of my single strand charm necklaces! You MUST ensure that the chain is sitting flat. If even one charm is flipped over the chain, it wont sit right. So take the necklace by one end and let it gently fall so that it unravels. Then take the other end, hold it up and check to see that all the charms are sitting correctly and hanging directly underneath. Then put it on and layer the pieces as desired (usually best to layer any crystals or beads to the front of the charms). It should then sit fine for the rest of the day. PLEASE take a few moments to make sure the charms/flowers on your necklace are positioned right and the complimets should flow!

Double or triple strand charm necklaces are much the same. But extra care must be taken to ensure the neck portion of the chain (with the parrot clasp or extention chain attached) doesnt get accidentally passed between the tiers and back out again. This causes the chain with the charms attached to twist, thereby flipping some charms and preventing then from hanging flat. You need to pass the ends back through in the reverse order but care must be taken not to do it wrong and twist the chain further! To prevent this, I recommend always storing your necklace with the parrot clasp closed around the end jump ring. Phew - hope that made sense!