Only the beautiful, only the genuine.
About Red Swallow Antiques
Our Service PledgeUnless on vacation mode, I respond to all orders or messages within 24 hours. I stand by the authenticity of my items 100%.
About UsOnly the beautiful. Those three words are the driving force at Red Swallow, our sole goal. Beautiful doesn't mean expensive. It doesn't refer to a certain age, or stones or metals. Beautiful does mean genuine. Genuine to the period we attribute it to, without fail. Beautiful means craftsmanship. No matter the materials of the pieces, it must be constructed with artistry. Beautiful can be found just as easily at $30 as at $3,000, and here at Red Swallow we strive to provide it at every price inbetween. But that is all we will ever provide. You won't find fakes or reproductions. You won't find buyer's remorse either. We stand behind our pieces 100%, whatever the cost. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, just return it, no questions asked.
So come shop with us the Red Swallow way.
***PLEASE NOTE: AT LEAST ONE CUSTOMER HAS HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE 'MAKE AN OFFER' BUTTON. IF YOU MAKE AN OFFER AND DO NOT HEAR FROM ME WITHIN 24 HOURS, EMAIL ME DIRECTLY.***
Our owner, Elara Strand, combines years of experience with a Masters in History and ongoing gemological studies, currently towards completing her Graduate Gemology degree.
Condition terms defined.
*For any item the true judge of condition is the front of the piece, that area which faces the public. The condition of the back is described and if it impinges on the enjoyment or beauty of the front then it is taken into account when judging the condition.*
Vintage: 20-100 years old.
Antique: Over 100 years old.
Excellent: Any flaws on the front are only visible when viewed closely at certain angles or under a loupe, and all flaws are minor, like surface scratches or minor tarnishing.
Very Good: Minor flaws are visible when looking normally at the piece but the flaws are still insignificant to the enjoyment of the piece, like some tarnish on the front. Under close inspection through a loupe there may be a chip off a stone or a slight crack here or there, but those will be described in the condition section and will not be eye-visible.
Good: There may a crack, chip, strong tarnish, damage to the back of the piece, but overall the piece can still be enjoyed.
Fair to Poor: We very very seldom sell these pieces, but in the rare circumstances that we do, there will be an even fuller and more explicit description.
In Vacation Mode
We are currently on vacation until Tuesday, December 10. We will respond to emails during our absence. Purchase orders are welcome and will automatically reserve the item for you. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you when we get back!