Announcement Happy SPRING my friends!
Happy SPRING my friends!
Gina A on Feb 28, 2017
Fantastic new ring! Love this little guy and have taken to wearing him every day. My new buddy. Loved the layaway plan and great seller. I check the shop all the time to see the new items. Will definitely buy from her again. Thanks for my new friend!
Stephanie on Feb 25, 2017
I love this pendant & the moonstones are so luminescent.
Passion and devotion...
Perhaps its a bit of ADD, or a bit of a gypsy soul, or a propensity towards distraction...but I have become a jack of a few different trades, master of none... Makeup artist, banker, jewelry sales, makeup artist (still), photographer, educator... Though, the one constant has always been a passion for jewelry, for the lapidary arts, for the sourcing, the preservation, the admiration and overall obsession of and for jewelry. Currently, I have GIA AJP credentials, and am working on becoming a GIA Graduate Gemologist.
The idea for a shop has been in the back of my brain since I was a little girl. The realization that a shop could be a reality popped to the forefront of my brain earlier this year. I had become consumed with hunting for vintage Pyrex (don’t judge) and was immersing myself in vintage stores and antique shops. My eyes would always wander over to the glass cases and I would quickly dismiss it...reminding myself that the LAST thing I needed was more jewelry. Until that dang day in Melbourne, Florida...having recently become a part of my monthly travel, I was eager to check out the local antique shops for...you guessed it...Pyrex. As I walked in to this massive store I spotted, in the back of a glassed in case...surrounded by unsightly mass produced pieces...a gorgeous beaming platinum and diamond engagement piece. I knew I had to rescue it...for if nothing else, myself! Maybe I could use it as a stack ring... Then I started shifting my focus from too many damn colored glass bowls...to vintage jewelry and its been all uphill (downhill???) from there!
I work extremely hard to curate my shop with vintage pieces that I would be proud to wear. Everything in this shop is scrutinized and selected for quality, authenticity, and value. I have contracted with local appraisers for larger pieces so I can assure you the buyer can purchase with confidence and rest assured that my prices are fair and reasonable. I completely understand the appraisal value listed, is an inflated “retail” value and I price accordingly.
If you have any questions or comments I encourage you to reach out. I love what I do and I love every single piece in my shop. It breaks my heart a little every time a piece is shipped out…but I trust it’s going to a great home where it will be loved as much as it was in the brief time it was with me. If you purchase from me, I may ask a little about you…if its for an engagement, etc… And I would love to see a picture of you with the piece! So don’t be surprised if I ask ;)
Best wishes always-
Victoria V., GIA AJP
Facebook- Victoria V Vintage
PS...need any pyrex?? LOL
Owner, Curator, Photographer
After 3 successful years on Etsy I am continuing to pursue my education in all things jewelry! Super grateful for my clients and this beautiful community.
Visit often as my assortment is every changing and growing.
Best wishes for peace, love and light-
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I can reserve an item for up to 3 days without a down payment to clients that are fully committed to the piece! Don't hesitate to reach out if there is a special piece you would like to reserve. If no payment is made within 72 hours, I will relist the item.
If there is a special piece that has caught your eye, I can make accommodations for a payment plan. Please know that I reserve this service for pieces over $300. Reach out and I will be sure to set up the listings detailing our payment arrangement. There is a non-refundable 20% down payment due immediately, with the balance due within 90 days. Payments made must be at least 20% of the total cost. (Example...total cost $500....non-refundable down payment=$100, while subsequent payments must be a minimum of $100) If the item is not paid in full within the 90 days, all funds are forfeited.
Please note for any purchases shipping to Florida, I must charge the standard 6.5% sales tax rate applicable to Florida residents.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds or credits will be given for buyers remorse. If an item description was substantially inaccurate the shop must be notified immediately ( within 24 hours ) of your receipt of the package. If a return is mutually agreed upon due to error, the item MUST be returned in the original condition and packaging sent, within 2 days after receiving and contacting us...no exceptions. Please be aware that monitors vary and a return will not be granted due to color variances.
Additional policies and FAQs
Also, a note about the fragility of antique and vintage jewelry. Some stones, in particular seed pearls, are fragile. They are prone to damage, or worse yet...falling out (!) when exposed to excessive water and especially ultrasonic cleaners. Once an article leaves my place of business intact, I am no longer responsible for loss of stone as I cannot control the environment in which it is cared for. Thank you for understanding.