Member since 2005

Huge Sale Going on Now. Free Shipping on Jewelry $50.00 & Over w/in the U.S.A. Insurance is Extra. Layaway available.

Specializing in Rare, Unique, High Quality, Signed, Vintage Costume & Gemstone Jewelry.


About Julie's Vintage Jewels

Our Service Pledge
I guarantee that all of my items in my shop are as described to the best of my ability. I inspect each piece carefully before I buy. Please understand I buy only the best pieces I can find but they are vintage & have been worn & will not be like new unless I state that they are in "like new condition". I try to describe any defects I find but it is possible that I may overlook something, so if there is a problem, please contact me asap. Your full satisfaction is my guaranteed.
About Us
My shop offers high quality, designer signed, vintage jewelry. I try to buy jewelry at below market value prices so that I can pass the savings on to you. So, please come in & look around. I hope you find that piece of jewelry that you just can't do without or something that you have been looking for, possibly for yourself or for that someone special. If there is a certain piece of jewelry that you can't find, please let me know, for I may have it in my inventory & just haven't listed it yet. If I don't have it, I would be happy to try & find it for you. I do offer layaway. There is a restocking fee on returned items except layaway (no returns on layaway)-please read my restocking fee & my layaway policy.

I am now selling gemstone jewelry in my shop. I try to price most of my gemstone jewelry at wholesale or below wholesale prices or at least at lower price than you will find at most other stores. This is because of my low operating cost & I feel that there is no reason to be greedy. I want to sell my jewelry, not sit on it for ever. My husband will be faceting gemstone rough (uncut) & turning them into gorgeous faceted gemstones that we will be setting into semi-mounts & listing them in the artisan section.

My husband tests all of our gemstone jewelry for authenticity before I list them. I will state if the gemstones are genuine or if we should find that they are synthetic/lab grown, I will state that they are. In our lab my husband tests for: single or double refraction, birefringence, pleochroism, specific gravity, refractive index, specific gravity & other tests. We will also test our jewelry for silver, gold or platinum content & if the jewelry is gold plated or Vermeil & also gram weight. In order to to do all of the above testing the gemstones must be removed from their settings & there are some gemstones that we do not remove due to the fact that it may compromise the integrity of the setting. We will still test the jewelry, just not a complete testing.

Combining Items:
If you have items that you are combining please notify me after you have placed your purchase order & before you pay so that I can adjust the shipping (if applicable) & insurance. Insurance is optional. If you don't want insurance you can check deny.

Shipping:
If you should purchase more than one item I will combine all of your items in one box if possible so that you may save on shipping, although any piece of jewelry $50.00 & over has free shipping w/in the U.S. & ALL INTERNATIONAL BUYERS-will be charged a $4.00 shipping fee for jewelry over $50.00-so if you should purchase more than one item & an item is below $50.00 & another item is above $50.00 & they are shipped together, your shipping will still be free or $4.00 for International buyers. If you purchase 2 or more items below $50.00 & one is above $50.00 & they are shipped together, I will charge a shipping fee.

International Buyers:
You must pay with PayPal or Amazon & if you want insurance, you must notify me otherwise there will be no insurance on your package-I ship first class mail international without insurance. With insurance it will be Priority mail which is more costly.

Layaway Policy:
Not all conditions of my layaway policy are set in stone, so if you want to make other arrangements, please ask.
Please read all of my layaway policy so that you may understand the fees & conditions. I do accept returns on layaway items. I do not require a down payment fee but I will charge a 25% cancellation fee-please read below.

Your first payment on this item must be paid within 5-7 days of your purchase with either a personal check or postal money order. You will then owe two payments which will be due in 30 & 60 days after your purchase order date. Your last payment will also include insurance, shipping (if there is any) registered mail or return receipt cost or any other shipping cost that make up the total purchase price of the item. I will only hold layaway items for 3 months unless agreed upon for a longer duration. If the item has not been paid for or if you have cancelled your purchase for the item from the date of your purchase order or any time within the 3 month period (or for a longer or shorter duration if agreed on by both the seller & buyer) or before I have shipped the item to you even if you have paid in full & then decided to cancel your purchase order, the item will be re-listed & a cancellation fee of 25% of the total purchase price of the item will be charged. The money you have paid so far for the layaway item will be refunded less the cancellation fee. I ONLY accept personal checks or ONLY POSTAL money orders for all of your payments except for your last payment, which can be paid with PayPal or Amazon. If you are an international buyer, you must pay with PayPal or Amazon. If you decide to return the item you purchased on layaway there will be a 10% restocking fee of the total price of the item. Please read my return fee policy for full details.

All reduced & sale items are for a limited time only & are subject to change without notice. You may want to subscribe to my shop so you can stay current with all of my shops activates such as reduced & sale items & newly listed items.

I am a proud member of The International Gem Society, Jewelry Ring Mall, Top Vintage Jewelry Sites & Web Ring.

I wish to thank all of my loyal customers, for without you I would not be as successful as I am today.

Customer's comments:
Hi,
I received my piece, and love it! Thank-you, and I look forward to buying more from you over time.
XX Jenn

Hi Julie:
Wanted to let you know that the necklace arrived today. It's just
beautiful! I'm happy to add it to my collection. Thanks for the
careful packing. I look at new items in vintage jewelry on Ruby
Lane every day, so I'll be looking for anything new you list.
Thanks again,
Gloria

Hi Julie
I just wanted to let you know that the necklace arrived today,
safe & sound. I love it, its gorgeous.
Thank you so much for your wonderful service. I look forward to
buying from you again in the future.
Kind regards
Brenda

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these earrings. Thank you so much!
Karen

Dear Julie,
Just wanted you to know I received the Trifari set yesterday. It
is incredibly gorgeous!!! All of the pieces are just pristine -
And they are all incredible examples of the art of costume
jewelry!
Thanks again!
Cynthia

I just wanted to send you a comment on an item I bought from you a couple of weeks ago. I bought it for my
mother for her birthday, and she is so happy with it. It is
sturdy, well made, unusual and beautiful. Everyone who sees it notices it and compliments her on it. No stones are missing or about to fall out. Nothing is discolored. No links are broken or about to disintegrate. It may be vintage but everything about it works perfectly and is just as described. I have had discouraging experiences with other purchases, but not this one. If anything, this set is even better than described. I thank you for that.
Joseph

My earrings are beyond my expectations! VERY verrrrrry pretty and the size is how I like them. Big and sparkly. I just wanted to thank you for them. I will keep watching for more items to purchase in the future. I won't forget your shop and thanks for excellent customer service also. Have a great day!
Annie

Dear Julie, Careen here just to let you know I safely received my beautiful crystal necklace and earrings this morning. I LOVE them. I am absolutely "over the moon". I can't thank you enough. I look forward to shopping with you again.

Wow!!! This bracelet is even more beautiful in person!!! I love it!!! Thanks so much and I'm sure I will be back to shop with you again soon.
Have a great weekend,
Debbie

Hi Julie,
a quick FYI: received the bracelet and love it. Very elegant.
A pleasure doing business w you.
Thanks,
Janet