VintageJewelryGems

Etsy Vintage Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, and Collectibles

28 Sales

VintageJewelryGems

Etsy Vintage Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, and Collectibles

28 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Melinda

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How we got here

You can see the beginnings of my vintage story here: http://www.etsy.com/people/vintagefriends

My beautiful mother introduced me to the pure joy of hunting for vintage treasures. Then, throughout the years, she gathered a large collection of vintage costume jewelry, which she found piece by piece at different thrift stores in different parts of the country. Her intention was to eventually leave this collection to me so that I could sell it and help support myself. She passed away in January of 2008.

It took me a number of years to feel comfortable about selling the pieces, but I know she is happy I have opened this cute little Etsy store, which is in honor of her beloved great aunt Edna Purviance. That's a picture of Edna at the top banner of this Etsy store (with an Eisenberg vintage pin photoshopped on her hair!).

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 6, 2012
Welcome to my vintage jewelry store! Thank you so much for visiting.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
\***PAYMENT***\
I accept Paypal orders and Direct Checkout, through which you can use a credit card.
Please pay within 24 hours of making your online purchase. Otherwise, I put the items back on display for someone else to consider. Items will be shipped within two business days of cleared payment.

Gift Certificates are claimed by the gift recipient by clicking "Other" as a Payment Option, since they have already been paid for by the gift giver.

\***SALES TAX***\
Customers who live in California will be charged 8.75% sales tax during checkout.

\***CUSTOMS***\
Non-US customers note: all duties, taxes, tariffs, and customs fees assessed by your friendly customs agent are not my responsibility. They are separate fees that you must pay once you receive your package. Please be aware of the laws and fees associated with shopping abroad that your country deems applicable. On customs forms, I mark the package as "merchandise" and not as a "gift" and I describe your purchase as a "used fashion accessory" which helps deter strangers from wanting to open or keep your package.
Shipping
For purchases paid through Paypal, I ship to the address on your Paypal account. Purchases through Direct Checkout are made to the address you note on the Etsy purchase. Let me know if you want the item shipped to another address.

I only charge a shipping fee on the first vintage jewelry item you buy--all additional purchases can go in one package. (Also, if you purchase items from my other Etsy shop, VintageFriends, I will combine shipping on all your purchases and refund any shipping overage to your Paypal account.)

Shipping costs on vintage jewelry at VintageJewelryGems includes insurance, if the value of the piece exceeds $100.

\***US SHIPPING***\
Items shipped to a United States address are shipped USPS First Class Mail or with Delivery Confirmation. You should receive your package within 5-8 business days or less.

\***OUTSIDE US SHIPPING***\
International shipments are made via First Class Int'l Mail and usually arrive within 10-15 business days. If you country has a lengthy security process, it might take 3 weeks for you to receive your package, though it leaves the US very quickly.

If you would like Priority International mailing, which will arrive more quickly, the cost is $13.50 which does include $100 flat insurance. If you would like this option, please send me an Etsy "convo" so I can adjust your invoice.

Note for Italy: Other Etsy jewelry sellers have had challenges in shipping to Italy, with packages being lost or delayed. I'm very sorry, but I can't sell vintage jewelry to Italy.

\***REALLY FAST SHIPPING***\
Please contact me with your postal/zip code. I will tell you the price for overnight and other shipping options before you make your purchase. (Etsy.com does not currently display multiple shipping options, but we will use Paypal to help with your transaction.)

\***PACKAGING***\
I wrap vintage jewelry in a small gift box which is then put in a padded envelope.

\***LOST PACKAGES***\
Delivery Confirmation is standard on packages I send within the US. If too much time has passed and you think your package has been lost in the mail, please contact me as soon as possible.
Refunds and Exchanges
\***REFUNDS***\
VintageJewleryGems jewelry items have had a life of their own, even if much of it was spent reclining in a jewelry box. They might show slight wear. My goal is to provide you with clear photographs and accurate descriptions so you know what you are purchasing.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have! I want you to be delighted with your purchase so that you'll shop in my Etsy stores again.

Vintage items are "as is," so there are no refunds or exchanges.

Please note that colors may vary from one computer screen to another. I will try to describe the colors in the descriptions, but don't hesitate to ask me for additional information.

\***ITEMS DAMAGED IN TRANSIT***\
Unfortunately, if you receive your purchase and it was damaged en route, I can't easily replace it. However, if you promptly return the damaged item to me, I will give you credit to purchase a different item in the VintageFriends shop. (I do not cover the return shipping costs.)

\***COMPLAINTS***\
If, for some reason, you aren't delighted with your purchase, please contact me before leaving a negative comment and I will do what I can to improve your experience! My goal is for all my customers to be very happy shopping at my stores and to love vintage clothing and jewelry as much as I do.
Additional policies and FAQs
\***TWO GREAT SHOPS!***\
If you purchase items from either of my shops, I'll combine shipping costs (reducing the shipping price and I'll give your Paypal account a partial refund). Also, gift certificates for one shop can also be used in the other! http://www.etsy.com/shop/vintagefriends and http://www.etsy.com/shop/vintagejewelrygems

Be sure to "favorite" VintageJewelryGems and VintageFriends. I add new vintage treasures to the shops every few days.