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Announcement    Welcome to our designer vintage jewelry shop, TheJewelSeeker, where our goal is to add sparkle to your life. We search and seek jewelry that you want, so please come back and check to see what is new. Thank you for shopping in our Etsy store. We hope that you will find something you would like to own.

We have a 90 day layaway plan. Please convo is you have questions, as we are always happy to answer any you might have.

Gayla & Al


Last updated on May 5, 2020

Welcome to our designer vintage jewelry shop, TheJewelSeeker, where our goal is to add sparkle to your life. We search and seek jewelry that you want, so please come back and check to see what is new. Thank you for shopping in our Etsy store. We hope that you will find something you would like to own.

We have a 90 day layaway plan. Please convo is you have questions, as we are always happy to answer any you might have.

Gayla & Al



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About thejewelseeker

Sales 13,126
On Etsy since 2010

A Little about The Jewel Seekers

Gayla has worked in the business world all of her life. While in high school she worked in the office of her father's automobile dealership. After college she helped her mother manage a large fabric store. Gayla loved beauty and fashion.

She went back to school, became a hair stylist and built a small business into a chain of salons. When her health took a turn for the worse and she became disabled she went back to college, got her degree in Social Behavioral Science and worked as a counselor for adjudicated youth. Just for fun she bought a few things at garage sales and sold them on EBAY.

When she found beautiful jewelry she purchased it and kept it in her collection. Well, the collection got so big that she looked for a market. EBAY was not good but ETSY has turned out to be a real blessing.

We are proud members, and Gayla is the founder, of Love Of Vintage - Etsy Team (TeamLOVE); and as such our goal is to increase awareness of the value, collectibility, variety, and availability of vintage and antique jewelry on Etsy.

I am retired after 40 years working for one company in the forest products industry. I have a degree in history and political science, so the beautiful vintage pieces have a special meaning for me also. I love searching for new pieces, and learning their story.

I help Gayla with the inventory, shipping and on line promotion of our shop. With a firm belief in life long learning we are able to work together making our shop a little better on a daily basis.

We hope you will enjoy those wonderful pieces of jewelry that we have been seeking for our Etsy Store!

Happy Shopping,


Shop members

  • The Jewel Seekers

    Owner, Curator, Partners In Life

    Married for 40 years, two married daughters, three grandaughters, three grandsons, retired and living the good life full time in our fifth-wheel.

  • Gayla

    Collecting And Selling For 10 Years, Founder Of Love Of Vintage - Etsy Team, Customer Service

  • Al Esch

    Avid Historian & U Of O Duck Fan, Shipper, Marketer

    The JewelSeekers main man, super hero and stablizer! When she can't think of words to help describe a piece of jewelry, I'm her man! Supporting her for life!

  • Lattea

    Fashionista Advisor

    Lattea is a Chocolate Toy Poodle, who is very subdued, and observant. She loves to dress in her finest and wear sparkling collars. We trust she knows her bling when she sees it! Her main duty is to take Annies teasing.

  • Emunah

    Night Watch Woman

    Emunah came to us as a gift from the breeder where we originally got Lattea. She heard that Annie passed away, so gifted Emunah to us. Emunah means "Faith in God". She is a blessing. She is a night owl and keeps an eye on things!

  • Annie

    Chief Entertainer

    Annie was our Phantom Toy Poodle. She was quite the entertainer, and provided hours of laughter to the crew while we are working. She was very snoopy, teases unmercifully, and the more we laughed, the funnier her antics! RIP Annie 9/2015

Shop policies

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Last updated on May 20, 2018
Frequently asked questions
What do I do if item arrives damaged or Seller misrepresented the item?

If item arrives damage or broke, please convo seller with what the damage is, and a picture or two of the broken item, the gold box and the outside packaging. We will contact you within 24 hours with further instructions.

Seller Misrepresented item:

Contact seller immediately after delivery of package. Let us know how it was misrepresented. We will review and contact you within 24 hours with instructions.

We do not refund for any of the following reasons:

a) Buyers remorse
b) Improper size or fit (unless we misrepresented the size)
c) Shipping to you or return postage
d) If covered by postal insurance
e) Color in pictures not exact
f) If we shipped on time, but package did not arrive on time (ie Christmas or Birthday gift)


We insure and track all packages. International packages are insure to the point that they leave the US Airport. If you want your international package insure and tracked to your door, please choose Express Mail. If you do not choose express mail for your international package, then we can only guarantee that it left the US soil, and will only insure it to that point.

If your international package does not arrive within a reasonable time, please contact your Customs or Postal Service before contacting us. Thank you!

Will we lower the value on the package for the purpose of Reducing Customs or Import Charges

We will report the actual value of the the package. In the USA, it is illegal to falsify the value or content of any package. Shippers in the USA can be charged with fraud if values or actual content is falsified. Please do not ask us to risk our business by asking us to be dishonest about the value of the package or what it contains.

How I rate my JewelryCondition Chart: Guide to understand the words I use to rate the condition of the Jewelry I am listing.

I usually increase the contrast in my photos, so any flaws will be more pronounced.

Mint / Perfect: Self explanatory - RARE

Near Mint / Perfect: Like new - no noted flaws

Excellent: Minor flaws which do not compromise the piece

Very Good: Minor flaws, easily repairable and wearable flaws. Most items fit in this category

Good: Noted minor flaws, most likely repairable, wearable with care or after repair

Fair: Noticeable noted flaws, some significant, possibly wearable or repairable

As Found: A piece that is damaged beyond repair, recycle parts,valuable for research or for further study.

Please make sure to read policies and frequently asked questions prior to making your purchase.

Sterling Silver FAQ's

Care of Sterling jewelry: Patina is what gives older silver pawn jewelry its character. That’s why in our shop, we rarel remove patina – we let the new owner decide if they want the item to show its age or to be shiny. Authentic patina increases the value of old Silver, Gold, Brass and Copper pieces. It is not verdigris.

We often get asked about resizing cuffs. We suggest that you check with a local Silver Smith to resize or reshape your cuffs and rings.

Our Gemstones and Testing Gemstones

GEMSTONES: Gemstones may or may not be LAB Gemstone or a NATURAL Gemstone. Some Gemstones have been altered in a lab. Gemstones have been tested with the Presidium Gem Tester. We are not gemologists, nor do we have the refractor equipment to test for identifying stones. We do test all gemstones on the Gem Tester to verify that a stone is a gemstone. So we can guarantee a stone is a gemstone, but cannot guarantee which it is. We can easily verify some stones, but not all.

If you have questions regarding the gemstones, please convo / email us. We are happy to take a picture of us testing the gemstone, and the results on the PGT.

60 day Layaway Option: Three Payment Plan

Here is the layaway plan that I do:

Here are the steps to lay-away:

1) Purchase the item, by clicking "other".

2) Send a Convo letting us know you want the layaway plan

3) We will send you a paypal invoice for 30% your purchase (including shipping costs). It is non refundable and must be paid upon receipt. Check payments acceptable.

4) 30 days later we will send another invoice for 30%; and then 60 days after the first payment was made we will send you another invoice for the balance.

5) We will ship the item as soon as the final payment is made. If last payment is by check, we will ship after check clears

We have a 90 day play for those items over $500

How soon will the package arrive

Shipping: When you place your order, we ship either same day or the next day (unless you place the order on Friday or Saturday). You will receive a tracking number immediately after shipping. The arrival time, according to the postal service, depends on the method of shipping your choose (first class, priority mail, or express mail). When the item gets into your cart, you will be give shipping options (and the price will depend on the option you choose) and the time it takes will depend your choice. Once the item leaves our hands depends on your location (we are located on the West Coast) the responsibility of the arrival time is the Postal Service. We do our best to get the item into your hands as quickly as possible.

Restocking Fees and Shipping Charges if Item is returned

If an agreement is made that an item can be returned, there will be a restocking fee of 20%, and no shipping fees will be reimbursed. We understand that there are some circumstances where exceptions need to be made. However, unless you contact us within 24 hours after receiving the item, and the item is returned to us within 5 days, we will not accept the return.

What is Vintage and Antique Gold Filled?

Victorian gold filled pieces are generally unmarked for gold content and hallmarking in the USA until after 1907. Sometimes a jeweler would mark the jewellery or the box that it came in so many pieces are not hallmarked with their gold content. Antique & Vintage gold filled jewelry is normally 10k, 12k, or 14k in gold content. English equivalent jewellery is Rolled Gold is usually 9ct (sometimes 15ct and 18ct).

Vintage Gold filled jewelry is made from solid gold and filled with other alloys such as brass, bronze and sterling silver. Think of it like a sandwich with solid gold on the outside and a metal filling or core. Vintage Gold filled wears, looks and lasts like solid gold because its outer surface is solid gold.