SavedFromTheFire

Rescued Vintage Jewelry - Saved from Melting for You!

Las Cruces, New Mexico · 1821 Sales

SavedFromTheFire

Rescued Vintage Jewelry - Saved from Melting for You!

Las Cruces, New Mexico 1821 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Saved from the Fire curates collections of one of a kind jewelry that has been rescued from being melted away by gold and silver buyers. Each piece is saved and restored, then brought to you. We specialize in hand-picked, southwestern and sterling silver jewelry, with histories as strong as the Rio Grande and stories to tell.

All pieces at Saved from the Fire were rescued from gold and silver buyers who planned to melt the items away. We saved them from being destroyed and brought them back so they can be appreciated again.

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Last updated on Nov 26, 2016

Saved from the Fire curates collections of one of a kind jewelry that has been rescued from being melted away by gold and silver buyers. Each piece is saved and restored, then brought to you. We specialize in hand-picked, southwestern and sterling silver jewelry, with histories as strong as the Rio Grande and stories to tell.

All pieces at Saved from the Fire were rescued from gold and silver buyers who planned to melt the items away. We saved them from being destroyed and brought them back so they can be appreciated again.

Saved From the Fire by Luke and Michele

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Saved From the Fire by Luke and Michele

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Updates

It's springtime here in the shadow of the Organ Mountains. We're celebrating the amazing weather by hiking the beautiful Dripping Springs recreation area up at the base of the peaks. It's simply stunning here in Las Cruces this time of year.
We have new handmade pieces popping up in the shop every week. There's only one of each, and they're gorgeous pieces made from rescued metals by James Robins, our in-house maker.
Winter is starting to settle into the valley here in Southern New Mexico. This photo is from last year. It's not quite that snowy yet, but it's on the way. We have specials all winter long, first celebrating Native American Heritage Month, and more after.
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About

Rescue, Reuse, Rejoice! - Saving pieces from being melted away.

Saved From the Fire is more than a shop. We're a movement, a new way to conserve in this world of waste.

Every year, tens of thousands of pieces of jewelry are sold in nameless gold shops and melted away. Many of these pieces are true artworks; beautiful and amazing designs from Mexican, Mediterranean, Native American, and Classical American Designers. These pieces deserve better than to be melted away and destroyed.

That is where we come in. Saved from the Fire hand-picks vintage jewelry from gold and silver shops and brings them to Etsy so they can find new owners and be enjoyed again.

We believe that this is an important and rewarding cause and one that must be done to save this artwork. Thank you for joining our mission.

Rescue, Reuse, Rejoice!

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Shop members

  • Michele

    Owner, Curator, Shipper

    I'm Michele, a mother of 4 (5 if you include my German Shepherd), outdoors-lover, and child of Alaska. I started Saved from the Fire because I knew there was vintage jewelry disappearing forever. Now it doesn't have to. Rescue, Reuse, Rejoice!

  • Luke

    Owner, Marketer, Photographer

    I'm Luke, a marketer and designer who helps the shop grow. If you send us a message, you'll probably hear from me. I help with the day to day running of the shop, from photos and publishing to conversations with you!

  • Alex Gorsuch

    Assistant

    Alex is a computer science graduate student at New Mexico State University who joined up with us after being inspired by our cause. He helps with the day-to-day running of the shop, making us more efficient and helping rescue more jewelry.

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Last updated on Jun 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Can we resize a ring?

Unfortunately no, we're not able to resize pieces at this time. We're not jewelers, just jewelry rescuers. No worries though, the vast majority of our pieces can easily be resized by a professional jeweler in your area! Just give them a call for more information.

Can we polish this piece for you?

Yes! Indeed we can. We leave many of our pieces with the patina on because southwestern jewelry buyers often prefer the vintage look. If you'd like it to be polished though, just put a note in your order and we'll get it cleaned up before shipping.

What exactly do you guys mean by "Rescued"?

Good question. All of the jewelry in our shop comes from gold and silver shops in the southwestern United States. They buy the pieces from people who are just looking to make a bit of cash out of their jewelry. These gold and silver buyers then (usually) pass the jewelry on to their assayers to be melted away. That's where we come in.

We visit these shops and buy the jewelry from them to save it from being melted. Then we clean it up, research it, and bring it to you on Etsy to be rescued forever!