Retro Jewels

Deborah Kosnett, Gaithersburg, MD   

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Vintage Costume Jewelry from the Heart of the 20th Century

About Retro Jewels

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I guarantee that items I sell will be as described. I promise to return your inquiries promptly, and provide you with a positive shopping experience.
About Us
I have been an avid vintage jewelry collector and dealer since the late 1990's. A few of you may remember me from Rhinestone Rainbow, my former online shop, which I ran some years ago. Having expanded way beyond rhinestones, I decided a more inclusive shop name was in order!

My tastes in vintage costume jewelry run from 1930's elegance to contemporary showpieces, and everything in between. I offer, for your purchase, a hand-picked collection of vintage costume jewelry - carrying names like Trifari, Coro, Miriam Haskell, Boucher, Mazer, etc. - from the middle decades of the 20th century. I love jewelry from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, and I have been known to offer a few choice items from the 1970s and beyond. Each piece has been chosen and presented with love and care. You may notice that I offer many figurals - this is my favorite category, both to collect and to sell.

When you buy from Retro Jewels, you will receive the utmost care and attention. I will package your vintage items beautifully and securely - especially if they are being sent overseas. You'll receive gift packaging and a note . . . and I will remember you when you come back and shop with me again.

Here is what my customers are saying to me!

"Hi Deborah, This brooch is a treasure!!!! It is almost too precious to wear. Lovely packaging!!! Thank you for the card!!!"

"Hello Ms. Kosnett, [the bracelet] arrived and [it] is adorable!! Outstanding condition and a perfect fit. Thank you for another fantastic transaction."

"Ms. Kosnett, The pins arrived today. Oh, my gosh they are fabulous! The detail and enameling contributes to the personality of the pins! I definitely will check back again. I appreciated the time and attention to the packaging and card! I love when I locate sellers that provide intriguing jewelry and super service."

"Dear Deborah, These lovely earrings arrived today. Thank you so much for your exquisite packaging and care. I am delighted with them."

"Hello Debbie, The brooch arrived safely today and I am very happy with it. We do not have a large selection of brooches [here] so it is very exciting to buy them at reasonable prices. Thank you again and I look forward to purchasing from you in the future."

"Hi Deborah, The bracelet arrived safely today. I love it! Thanks again :)"

"I love it thank you and I let Ruby Lane know you did a great job. I wear a brooch every day the bigger the better so if you ever get something interesting please let me know."

"Hi Deborah, Yes, the pin has arrived and I am in love with it. What a wonderful piece. Thank you for the superb service and beautiful packaging. I am so happy with my purchase. And thank you for accepting my offer."

"Dear Deborah, My Miriam Haskell brooch has arrived and it's even more stunning than I thought it would be. Thanks so much."

"Hi Deborah,
Just a quick note to let you know the wonderful pin arrived. Thanks so much for the discount, attractive packaging (love your note card), and communications."

"Hi Deborah, The "world"s" arrived safely here yesterday (or the day before). They are really fun and I love the history lesson that I can share with friends about countries coming and going. It's not every day that you can wrap the world around your neck!"


I am a member of Costume Jewelry Collectors International (CJCI), and was a member in the former Vintage, Fashion, and Costume Jewelry Club (VFCJ). I participate in two jewelry groups: Jewelcollect (Google) and Jewelry Ring (Yahoo).



** Free shipping for US customers **

** Fixed shipping for international customers - small orders are typically $10, and larger orders $15, if USPS International First Class is selected **

** NEW! Check out with PayPal and choose "PayPal Credit" to pay for your purchases over time. I ship immediately, you get to enjoy your purchases sooner, and right now, there is no interest if paid in full within 6 months. [U.S. customers, only, subject to credit approval. See terms on the PayPal web page.]

** NEW! Retro Jewels now accepts Square Cash payments - pay with your debit card, from your phone. No accounts to create, apps to download, friends to add, surcharges to pay, or bank account numbers to look up. All you have to do is type in this URL (note that the "[dot]" should be a "."):

** Retro Jewels does layaway for purchases over $90. Layaway term is 60 days - your first payment starts the 60 day term; you then make 2 more payments: one after 30 days, and the last one at the end of the 60 days. I will ship your merchandise after the third payment. My layaway terms are consistent with the consumer protection laws of the State of Maryland. Accordingly, I will send you the information required by Maryland, at the time of your layaway, including a layaway agreement.



** If you are not comfortable with ordering online, please contact me by email or telephone (please note my calling hours, though . . . I have a day job and do not take jewelry calls during my office hours). You can pay via check or USPS money order, or directly by credit card using Square or PayPal.

** I ship -mostly- worldwide. I reserve the right to not sell to India or Nigeria, and other regions known for Internet scamming, if the order seems suspicious.

**At the present time, I ship to Russia ONLY via Registered Mail, which entails an additional fee, based upon the declared value of the shipment. If you are a customer from Russia, I will email you to discuss shipping and registered mail charges, before we complete the transaction. Generally speaking, the charge to ship USPS International First Class / Registered Mail is $26.

** Although I rarely use the "Offer" function, I will entertain reasonable offers on any item. Please note, however, that I am unlikely to give a further discount on items that have already been substantially reduced.

** I do not charge a restocking fee.

** I invite you to subscribe to my shop (just click the "Subscribe" button at right), and visit often. I add new beauties pretty much every day. And if there is something you are looking for, please send me a note to let me know, so I can be on the lookout for you.

** Please "Like" me on Facebook! you can find me if you search Retro Jewels. I'll be posting not only important updates to this page, but snippets of information on vintage jewelry and collecting.
Deborah Kosnett
In Vacation Mode
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Tel: (410) 382-1763
Call after 7 pm; send me a text any time!
Fax: (240) 597-4455
We are currently on vacation until Monday, November 30. We will respond to emails during our absence. Purchase orders are welcome and will automatically reserve the item for you. Thank you for your patience.

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