therajahpress

The Rajah Press // vintage and handmade jewelry

San Francisco, California
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Announcement    E X C H A N G E S // as Etsy updates it's return/exchange policy in October 2022, returns are no longer feasible for this shop and instead there is a 7 day exchange option. Please purchase carefully — additional details, photos, etc can be provided via message BEFORE purchase

L A Y A W A Y // The Rajah Press is happy to offer layaway for fine jewelry at no additional cost (no fees or interest)

Since Etsy is now capping the shipping date to 8 weeks after purchase date, layaway options via Etsy, only, are now capped at 60 days.

While layaway payments via Etsy are capped at 60 days, there is flexibility on the number of payments within that timeframe. orders are processed and shipped once the final payment is received.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 6, 2022

E X C H A N G E S // as Etsy updates it's return/exchange policy in October 2022, returns are no longer feasible for this shop and instead there is a 7 day exchange option. Please purchase carefully — additional details, photos, etc can be provided via message BEFORE purchase

L A Y A W A Y // The Rajah Press is happy to offer layaway for fine jewelry at no additional cost (no fees or interest)

Since Etsy is now capping the shipping date to 8 weeks after purchase date, layaway options via Etsy, only, are now capped at 60 days.

While layaway payments via Etsy are capped at 60 days, there is flexibility on the number of payments within that timeframe. orders are processed and shipped once the final payment is received.

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About therajahpress

Sales 1,854
On Etsy since 2009

vintage & handmade jewelry

The Rajah Press was not always a jewelry shop. When it started in the early 1960s it was a whimsical business operated out of a post office box, started by my grandfather—a manifestation of his imagination, love of treasure hunting, and belief that objects and ideas could have many lives. 

He created the press after learning about these upside-down comic strips illustrated by the comic strip illustrator Gustave Verbeek. The strips could be read both right-side up and upside-down. Having only ever heard about them, he embarked on an adventure to locate a copy, share it with Verbeek’s descendants, and republish the book for others to enjoy. 

In his words: “My family, who had been following the treasure hunt, were as amazed and amused by what Verbeek had done as I was, and so we decided that we would publish a book of these, though we really didn’t quite understand the implications of such a decision. Nevertheless, the world needed to know about Verbeek and his unusual genius, and Dorothea Verbeek deserved to see these elusive strips.”

The name RAJAH is an acronym for the names of his kids and wife: Richard, Ann, Jane, and Helen. When my grandfather died, I knew I wanted to give that name and his legacy a second life. I hope that his optimistic spirit can live on by giving new stories to old artifacts. I’m honored that you’ve joined me on that journey.

Shop members

  • Cady Rose

    Owner, Designer, Treasure Hunter

Production partners

  • a bench jeweler in San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA

    I work with several bench jewelers in San francisco to convert old pieces into new pieces and to size existing pieces

  • a metalworker who specializes in lost wax casting

    San Francisco, CA

    I work with a range of jewelers who cast original designs from molds via lost wax casting techniques

Shop policies

Last updated on August 17, 2022
The Rajah Press's Etsy shop is a labor of love, please review our shop's policies before making a purchase.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

HOLDS
The Rajah Press is happy to 'reserve' items free of charge for 48 hours. Items held longer than 48 hours require a 20% deposit.

LAYAWAY:
The Rajah Press is happy to offer layaway for fine jewelry

Etsy is now capping the shipping date to a maximum of eight weeks after purchase date, which forces me to limit layaway options via Etsy, only, and cap the timeline at 60 days.

While layaway payments via Etsy are capped at 60 days, there is flexibility on the number of payments within that timeframe. orders are processed and shipped once the final payment is received.

HOLD & LAYAWAY items will be listed with a 'reserved' listing that includes your name

Shipping

If you choose the 'free shipping' option your item(s) will ship via USPS First Class Mail with tracking. If you want your item to arrive within 1 week of shipment date, please upgrade to the 'express' option at checkout, which is USPS Priority Mail.

Items are generally shipped within 3 days of purchase unless there is a holiday or weekend delaying ship date. Items sent with 'free shipping' should be expected to arrive in approximately 10-14 days from the date of purchase if you live within the US. You can send a message before purchase to get a better approximation of delivery date.

international:
The cost of shipping items internationally is significantly higher than domestic shipping and often does not include insurance. Most items do not include international shipping options because of this added cost & risk. If an item shows an international shipping rate, it may include handling charges to cover the extra time spent filling out customs forms, etc. I am happy to add International Priority Mail options on your behalf, for approximately $40

More information

Last updated on May 6, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Where can I see the items you haven't added to the shop yet?

Many items are previewed via Instagram @therajahpress