SavedFromTheFire

Rescued Vintage Jewelry - Saved from Melting for You!

Las Cruces, New Mexico

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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.

During our search for vintage jewelry we come across Numismatic coins, collectibles and other items. Estate Sales are often the source of these wonderful finds and we will be bringing them to you. So check back often!

Please note: Unless received damaged or defective, we cannot accept return on sales items, internationally shipped items, or price-adjusted items.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 8, 2019

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.

During our search for vintage jewelry we come across Numismatic coins, collectibles and other items. Estate Sales are often the source of these wonderful finds and we will be bringing them to you. So check back often!

Please note: Unless received damaged or defective, we cannot accept return on sales items, internationally shipped items, or price-adjusted items.

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Saved From the Fire by Luke,  Michele, Paul and Audrey

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Saved From the Fire by Luke, Michele, Paul and Audrey

Reviews

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About SavedFromTheFire

Sales 4,077
On Etsy since 2014

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, hundreds 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!

Shop members

  • Paul and Michele

    Owners

    Now that Luke (creator of the store) has married and moved away to Washington D.C. , Michele and I are running the store! Luke helped build our shop for over three years, and now it is up to us to continue his good work! Rescue, Reuse, Rejoice!

  • Luke - Now Luke and Emily!

    Creator, Consultant

    I got married this summer to the love of my life, Emily, and we live in the D.C. area.Now I consult with my dad and help with ideas and the daily fixes that need some extra attention when they come up. I have my own family now-a loving wife and dog!

  • Audrey Worthen (Audrita)

    Designer, Maker

    Audrey, with over 30 as a master jeweler, designer, craftsman, personally designs, manufactures, repairs and resizes items in our store.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Feb 14, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Can we resize a ring?

Yes we can! For a reasonable additional charge we can resize most rings. Just contact us for details.

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. Most 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 visited these shops and bought 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!

We also occasionally purchase jewelry from local Estates when opportunities present themselves.