Vintage55

Vintage 55 Jewelry

Bridgman, Michigan

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Announcement    Happy fall and Welcome! Thanks for Stopping by!
International Shipping: For the Time being my International shipping is very limited due to Covid I cannot guarantee your International Package will arrive in a timely fashion due to employee shortages (Covid) with processing, shipping, and deliveries. Packages are also being held up in Customs sometimes up to 60 days due to shortage of help. restrictions list can be found here: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm I already have had a problem with countries not on the list due to Covid, so I want my buyers to be aware that there could be delays depending on that countries situation. If you are one of my regular overseas buy please contact me if you wish to place an order.

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At Vintage55 you will find an eclectic array of affordable Vintage Jewelry spanning the decades from Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco right up to Modern Contemporary. I have a great selection of Vintage Necklaces, Bracelets, Brooches, Earrings, Rings and Designer Brands that include Weiss, Monet, Napier, Sarah Coventry and on occasion a Haskell or Julianna may stop by. I also have a nice selection of Vintage Sterling and Silver.
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Covid -19 : As has always been my habit every single item that comes into my Office is cleaned and examined using Alcohol and WD-40, items are then stored in their own individual Box and when sold I examine and clean again. Be safe everyone!
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Please Familiarize yourself with my Policies and Shipping Schedule below I believe in keeping it simple!
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International Customers Please Note!!
Please be aware that International customers you, the purchaser, are responsible for any duties, tariffs, VAT or other taxes which may apply to purchases in your country.
United States Sellers / Vintage55 is NOT registered to collect VAT/GST in any country, so when you see Etsy's "VAT/GST included where applicable" statement under the price, please bear in mind it is NOT applicable to purchases in this shop, your country's normal VAT/GST procedures will apply. Please be aware of this before purchasing! US sellers are not authorized to collect VAT/customs fees for other countries. These fees are your responsibility so it is advisable that you the buyer check with your local postal service for more information. We do not refund those fees.
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United States Buyers! "State Sales Tax"
If your state is one of many that are now charging / collecting State sales Tax please be aware that it is not the seller / shop owner who collect your sales Tax., Etsy collects the State Tax money from each sale and pays it in for those participating States and yes some states are ALSO charging their residents Tax on Shipping. I have been asked a few times if I am the one who takes out Taxes so I wanted to clarify this misconception.
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Shipping Information
Orders that come in before Noon EST Mon - Friday will be shipped at 1:00pm same day. Orders that come in after 12:00 Noon EST will be shipped the next day. Orders that come in Friday after 12:00 noon will be shipped Saturday., my post office is only open 2 hours on Saturday 10:00 to Noon. There is no USPS service on Sundays where I live.
If your order exceeds more than 5 items Please allow 24 hours for me to properly and safely package your items for shipment.
Christmas Holidays I try very hard to get your package out the same day.. Cut off for for Holiday shipping is generally around Dec 18th
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I collect as well as sell! but oddly enough I don't wear Jewelry, just collect., it replaces my desire to get into the field to get wonderfully grubby and dig for gemstones.
I have been selling Vintage Jewelry since 1995 beginning with Ebay., I signed up with Etsy November 2008, liked what I saw and have been selling here since March of 2009 with a Combined total of over 4,000 Sales on Etsy from 2 shops. I enjoy looking for Vintage Treasures to add to my own collection or share with others. My personal collection consists of 1920's - 40s Era Jewelry - Art Deco, Art Nouveau with an emphasis on Czechoslovakian Glass Jewelry. I also love and collect the Beautiful and much over looked 20's & 30's Era Dress clips which can also be clipped on the neckline front or a dipping deep open backed dress, The look is truly Elegant!
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I consistently have on hand at least 200 Plus items in inventory waiting to be listed and I am always hunting for more items., I try to list once a day, so please check back often! You never know what I may have waiting in inventory or what I may find on my next hunting excursion!
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My Process - My Clients
I buy from Estate Sales, dealers and individuals who purchase in large lots., all items are sorted, cleaned and inspected for flaws.. sometimes I may not see a flaw till the item is photographed, if a piece is worthy I will ship off to "The Jewelry Repair Company" or "tjrc" a professional in St Louis to match and replace the damaged stone... I have used Melissa's services for the past 10 years, she does professional stone replacement for collectors and sellers! Her On line site can be found here https://www.jewelryrepaircompany.com/

I will always note repairs done in the listing as some collectors are purest and want the original stones no matter the condition. I clean and sanitize all Earrings, clean and sanitize again when shipped. My items are Vintage they are NOT going to be New and Shinny! I cater mainly to collectors, resellers or the person who is looking for a missing piece to finish a beloved set. I enjoy what I do and love helping people replace that brooch that Mom or Grandma once cherished but was lost.
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My Pricing in a nut shell
I price according to condition, availability and more importantly what I paid for that item. True Vintage is considered at least 20 yrs old but I specialize in items pre 1970 which are becoming harder to procure. Antique is 100yrs. Contemporary is newer year 2000 circa.
There was a time decades ago when one could pick up a fabulous 1940 Rhinestone brooch for 25cents.. This day and age I generally will have to pay anywhere from $5.00 to $ 50.00 for a nice hard to find item., my pickers are having to pay more and that in turn trickles down to me. I do this because I enjoy it! , its a never ending learning process and I know enough to know there is always more to learn!
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I Recycle!
Once a year usually January I will list broken Jewelry, Beads and findings for craft and up cycled Jewelry! Nothing Goes to waste!
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International Shipping & Restricted Items!
I can only ship to countries that are covered by Insurance also some items like Gold, silver, Mother of Pearl & Coral are restricted in most countries. , so please be aware of what your country will allow to be imported. , Customs can and will confiscate items they deem as restricted.
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Teams
I belong to several Jewelry Identification groups including Delizza and Elster, Antique, Czech , and a Jewelry Study Group., I also belong to a few Etsy Sellers groups on Facebook and Google. I am a member of CJCI "Costume Jewelry Collectors International" If I don't have what you are looking for just let me know and I may be able to find someone who can help you!
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Etsy Family
I also believe in "Keeping it in the Family" I go to Etsy first when buying gifts for Family and Friends I also buy my Shop supplies on Etsy and being an Avid Quilter I always look on Etsy First for any Quilting supplies! Etsy pretty much has it all!
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Please visit my newer 2nd Etsy Shop for Everything Vintage! Closed for now.
Here you will find Odds and ends from Handkerchiefs, to, Quilting patterns, Books and more! I will soon be adding some vintage Fabric to the mix Fall 2020
** Vintage55Motifs.etsy.com **
Follow New Jewelry Listings on Face Book
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-55-on-ETSY/92558444876
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Follow me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/vintage55
Follow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/amariah76
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Check out these other fabulous shops from my friends on Etsy!
** buttonsfromtheattic.etsy.com ** My Friends Specialty Shop of Vintage Buttons!
** sonomastreet.etsy.com ** Her daughters shop of Ornaments, Vintage Buttons, and Handmade Button Jewelry!
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Announcement

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Happy fall and Welcome! Thanks for Stopping by!
International Shipping: For the Time being my International shipping is very limited due to Covid I cannot guarantee your International Package will arrive in a timely fashion due to employee shortages (Covid) with processing, shipping, and deliveries. Packages are also being held up in Customs sometimes up to 60 days due to shortage of help. restrictions list can be found here: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm I already have had a problem with countries not on the list due to Covid, so I want my buyers to be aware that there could be delays depending on that countries situation. If you are one of my regular overseas buy please contact me if you wish to place an order.

***************************************************************************************************************
At Vintage55 you will find an eclectic array of affordable Vintage Jewelry spanning the decades from Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco right up to Modern Contemporary. I have a great selection of Vintage Necklaces, Bracelets, Brooches, Earrings, Rings and Designer Brands that include Weiss, Monet, Napier, Sarah Coventry and on occasion a Haskell or Julianna may stop by. I also have a nice selection of Vintage Sterling and Silver.
***************************************************************************************************************
Covid -19 : As has always been my habit every single item that comes into my Office is cleaned and examined using Alcohol and WD-40, items are then stored in their own individual Box and when sold I examine and clean again. Be safe everyone!
***************************************************************************************************************
Please Familiarize yourself with my Policies and Shipping Schedule below I believe in keeping it simple!
***********************************************************************************************
International Customers Please Note!!
Please be aware that International customers you, the purchaser, are responsible for any duties, tariffs, VAT or other taxes which may apply to purchases in your country.
United States Sellers / Vintage55 is NOT registered to collect VAT/GST in any country, so when you see Etsy's "VAT/GST included where applicable" statement under the price, please bear in mind it is NOT applicable to purchases in this shop, your country's normal VAT/GST procedures will apply. Please be aware of this before purchasing! US sellers are not authorized to collect VAT/customs fees for other countries. These fees are your responsibility so it is advisable that you the buyer check with your local postal service for more information. We do not refund those fees.
**************************************************************************************************
United States Buyers! "State Sales Tax"
If your state is one of many that are now charging / collecting State sales Tax please be aware that it is not the seller / shop owner who collect your sales Tax., Etsy collects the State Tax money from each sale and pays it in for those participating States and yes some states are ALSO charging their residents Tax on Shipping. I have been asked a few times if I am the one who takes out Taxes so I wanted to clarify this misconception.
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Shipping Information
Orders that come in before Noon EST Mon - Friday will be shipped at 1:00pm same day. Orders that come in after 12:00 Noon EST will be shipped the next day. Orders that come in Friday after 12:00 noon will be shipped Saturday., my post office is only open 2 hours on Saturday 10:00 to Noon. There is no USPS service on Sundays where I live.
If your order exceeds more than 5 items Please allow 24 hours for me to properly and safely package your items for shipment.
Christmas Holidays I try very hard to get your package out the same day.. Cut off for for Holiday shipping is generally around Dec 18th
************************************************************************************************
I collect as well as sell! but oddly enough I don't wear Jewelry, just collect., it replaces my desire to get into the field to get wonderfully grubby and dig for gemstones.
I have been selling Vintage Jewelry since 1995 beginning with Ebay., I signed up with Etsy November 2008, liked what I saw and have been selling here since March of 2009 with a Combined total of over 4,000 Sales on Etsy from 2 shops. I enjoy looking for Vintage Treasures to add to my own collection or share with others. My personal collection consists of 1920's - 40s Era Jewelry - Art Deco, Art Nouveau with an emphasis on Czechoslovakian Glass Jewelry. I also love and collect the Beautiful and much over looked 20's & 30's Era Dress clips which can also be clipped on the neckline front or a dipping deep open backed dress, The look is truly Elegant!
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
I consistently have on hand at least 200 Plus items in inventory waiting to be listed and I am always hunting for more items., I try to list once a day, so please check back often! You never know what I may have waiting in inventory or what I may find on my next hunting excursion!
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________
My Process - My Clients
I buy from Estate Sales, dealers and individuals who purchase in large lots., all items are sorted, cleaned and inspected for flaws.. sometimes I may not see a flaw till the item is photographed, if a piece is worthy I will ship off to "The Jewelry Repair Company" or "tjrc" a professional in St Louis to match and replace the damaged stone... I have used Melissa's services for the past 10 years, she does professional stone replacement for collectors and sellers! Her On line site can be found here https://www.jewelryrepaircompany.com/

I will always note repairs done in the listing as some collectors are purest and want the original stones no matter the condition. I clean and sanitize all Earrings, clean and sanitize again when shipped. My items are Vintage they are NOT going to be New and Shinny! I cater mainly to collectors, resellers or the person who is looking for a missing piece to finish a beloved set. I enjoy what I do and love helping people replace that brooch that Mom or Grandma once cherished but was lost.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
My Pricing in a nut shell
I price according to condition, availability and more importantly what I paid for that item. True Vintage is considered at least 20 yrs old but I specialize in items pre 1970 which are becoming harder to procure. Antique is 100yrs. Contemporary is newer year 2000 circa.
There was a time decades ago when one could pick up a fabulous 1940 Rhinestone brooch for 25cents.. This day and age I generally will have to pay anywhere from $5.00 to $ 50.00 for a nice hard to find item., my pickers are having to pay more and that in turn trickles down to me. I do this because I enjoy it! , its a never ending learning process and I know enough to know there is always more to learn!
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I Recycle!
Once a year usually January I will list broken Jewelry, Beads and findings for craft and up cycled Jewelry! Nothing Goes to waste!
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
International Shipping & Restricted Items!
I can only ship to countries that are covered by Insurance also some items like Gold, silver, Mother of Pearl & Coral are restricted in most countries. , so please be aware of what your country will allow to be imported. , Customs can and will confiscate items they deem as restricted.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Teams
I belong to several Jewelry Identification groups including Delizza and Elster, Antique, Czech , and a Jewelry Study Group., I also belong to a few Etsy Sellers groups on Facebook and Google. I am a member of CJCI "Costume Jewelry Collectors International" If I don't have what you are looking for just let me know and I may be able to find someone who can help you!
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Etsy Family
I also believe in "Keeping it in the Family" I go to Etsy first when buying gifts for Family and Friends I also buy my Shop supplies on Etsy and being an Avid Quilter I always look on Etsy First for any Quilting supplies! Etsy pretty much has it all!
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Please visit my newer 2nd Etsy Shop for Everything Vintage! Closed for now.
Here you will find Odds and ends from Handkerchiefs, to, Quilting patterns, Books and more! I will soon be adding some vintage Fabric to the mix Fall 2020
** Vintage55Motifs.etsy.com **
Follow New Jewelry Listings on Face Book
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-55-on-ETSY/92558444876
_______________________________________________________________
Follow me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/vintage55
Follow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/amariah76
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Check out these other fabulous shops from my friends on Etsy!
** buttonsfromtheattic.etsy.com ** My Friends Specialty Shop of Vintage Buttons!
** sonomastreet.etsy.com ** Her daughters shop of Ornaments, Vintage Buttons, and Handmade Button Jewelry!
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About Vintage55

Sales 3,556
On Etsy since 2008

Doing what I Love

I grew up in a house full of National Geographics and History Books., My Great Grandfather was a professional Photographer in the late 1800's who worked the trains offering his Photographing skills to those who rode them and it was because of this job he met and married my Great Grandmother Ida Earp of the famed Earp Family., His son, My Grandfather dabbled as an amateur photographer & archeologist for the Texarkana Museum digging, researching Indian artifacts & burial grounds., he was also a rock hound collecting specimen's many of which I still have. Dad was the bargain hunter in the family who would take us to Flea Markets or junk yards hauling back items to re-purpose into some type of Yard art., he had a fascination for Civil War History & metal detecting and as an engineer for Heath Kit he brought home the prototypes to try out so it was in my DNA to hunt, dig & roam flea markets searching out hidden treasuries . Upon retirement I wanted to keep busy doing what I love which has always been hunting for great finds to add to my own collection while at the same time be able to support that hobby. I Thank my family for passing on the love of reading, researching and an appreciation & love for history & items from an era past and best but not least the thrill of the hunt.
Vintage55 Shop process: I am fortunate to have met some great Auction pickers in Kalamazoo who do a fantastic job of buying Vintage Jewelry in Auction lots., I try to meet with them several times a year to see what they have to offer. Kim is great at figuring out what I like . I also go to the local Estate sales & try to keep an inventory of different and interesting items in all price ranges so there is something for everyone. I price items according to availability and condition while at the same time to be competitive and fair.

Invoicing - With the exception of The Brooch Converters If the Item is marked as a "GIFT" I will not send a Receipt with pricing. I will enclose a ribbon-ed Gift card with the senders message.

Discounts - I typically do not give discounts for items $25.00 or under.
I sometimes run Seasonal coupon codes and when I do they are under Announcements top of this page under showcased items click on see more. I always give Discounts for multiple items over $100 if no coupon code is shown Just ask and I will set you up.

My Process - Every item is sorted, inspected and cleaned upon arrival. I also catalog each item and being a collector myself I may keep a few. Items are photographed & photos enlarged to help inspect for flaws, repairs and damage. I recycle as damaged and broken items can be sold for craft and re purpose. My office is solely dedicated to my Shops with a vast library, professional photo area, cleaning area, and a wonderful open concept shelf system for inventory storage. I usually have on hand approximately 200 items at any one time waiting their turn to be listed in one of my shops. When an order is placed the item is inspected again & cleaned before being photographed for shipping. I offer a full "No Questions asked" refund on all items. I hope you enjoy your Visit!

Shop members

  • Amy Baker

    Owner

    Now Retired I worked 22 years in the Veterinarian Business as a Dog Groomer, Receptionist to Office Manager. I have been selling Vintage Jewelry on line since 1995. I collect as well as sell & love hunting for Treasures!

  • Nicholas aka Nick the ever watchful

    Assistant

    Personal Assistant,Watch Dog Extraordinaire, assists with package delivery to the Post Office and last but not least the Lunch Time facilitator.

Production partners

  • Rio Grande

    Albuquerque, NM

    Rio Grande Co. Is a national supplier of Jewelry findings, Beads, and materials to make Jewelry.

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Last updated on Jun 13, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Let me know if the item is a gift and I will gladly enclose a decorative blank Gift card for you to fill in yourself or let me know what you would like hand written for you. , No charge!