Melange Estate Jewelers

Sharon Blakeman (Melange), Bloomingdale, IL   

Member since 2009

Selling a variety of vintage, estate and antique items at Amazing Prices without sacrificing quality

About Melange Estate Jewelers

Our Service Pledge
I want to make customers, not just sales! Customers are my business and I will do my best to return emails, answer questions and ship items within 24 hours.
About Us
Hello, my name is Sharon Blakeman, and thanks for looking at my Ruby Lane store! I am an incorporated business, please write checks to: Melange, rather than to me, thank you!

I have been in the jewelry industry since 1984 and started this business, Melange, Inc. in 1998, selling both as a wholesale firm/broker and to the public at less than "retail" prices. (Low overhead allows me that luxury which I can pass along to you) My business philosophy is to work on small margins and turn items quickly, while putting customer service at the forefront. Your satisfaction is my ultimate goal. I want to make customers, not just sales!

Since I have become more active on Ruby Lane, I have been selling a lot of items directly to dealers and retailers who are turning around and reselling both at wholesale and on Ruby Lane! .. THATS how GOOD my prices are!

I strive to offer unique pieces, and my grading of stones is very conservative. If ever there is a question, I will err on the side of caution. I am a member in good standing of many Jewelry trade organizations, such as the Jewelers Board of Trade, Illinois Jewelers Association, Women's Jewelers Association, Jewelers Ethics Association, a lifetime member of Polygon Trading Network, and am a graduate of the G.I.A.

While I appreciate and understand that everyone wants to feel that they are getting the "best deal", I price my items at a very small markup and focus on turning them over so I can buy more and sell more. I want my site to be a store, not a "museum"! If you compare the prices I am selling at for like items offered by other vendors, you will already find that they are a great buy. And on the same line, please do not be afraid if things seem "too cheap". I am not misrepresenting grading or the like to make a deal seem sweeter. Again, I am just hoping to make a little and pass along a deal!

Please note: I will not be participating in Ruby Lanes "Red Tag Day" Sales events. Why? Because my HIGHEST profit margin is LESS than the lowest "suggested" (30%) discount offered in these sales! :)

I do offer layaway, 90 days Maximum, with 25% down and a payment at least every 30 days. To do a layaway, create a purchase order and then EMail me and tell me you are sending a check or I will create a Paypal Invoice for $X to correspond with the down payment. I will email you when your next payment is "due" to arrange the amount. PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE EVERY 30 DAYS. If a Payment is "missed" a 5% "interest" fee will be added to the remaining balance, calculated per month. If it appears that the layaway has become "inactive" I will refund your money, less restocking fee of 10% and put the item(s) back in the store. Thank you!


Have a great day and thank you for looking at my shop!

Sharon Blakeman (Melange)
PO Box 764 (for shipping purposes)
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Tel: (630) 881-5239
Between 9-5 Central M-F
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