Unique, Beautiful & Often Quirky - Always Searching for the Best - Specializing in Butterfly Pins
Antique Handpainted Miniature Portrait Madame Recamier Topped Hinged Lidded Cut Crystal Dresser Jar
Hand Blown Venetian Italian Glass Stems with Nubs
Vintage French Lucite and Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Eyeglass Frames from France
Masterful Antique Art Glass Vase Bowl with Applied Decoration
About That Was Then Antiques, Jewelry, and Collectibles
Our Service PledgeYour satisfaction is our primary concern.
About UsSOOOOO HAPPY TO MEET YOU!!
We love to talk. Love to converse with our customers. Love to get to know your wants and needs. Love to uncover the common interests. So...we really mean it when we say, 'happy to meet you'. Feel free to call during the hours posted or email anytime.
In the antiques and collectibles business for over two decades we have experience doing shows, owning and running a shop, managing many booths in malls, etc. and now exclusively doing business through this site.
We proudly earned our Platinum rating (over 1000 items sold) several years ago and are proud to have Ruby Lane display it by our shop's name. Just a smattering of testimonials we received from our thousands of buyers appear below!
We especially love enamel jewelry and other enamel on silver items and butterfly pins. Our other specialty is jasperware plaques - mainly by Volkstedt or other German makers.
With about 1000 items available at all times, we carry everything except the kitchen sink! About one third is jewelry, and the remainder is porcelain, pottery, china, decorative items, as well as books,catalogs, and a few other paper items such as die-cut Valentine's cards and specialty antique postcards.
Also, we are proud contributors to the Ruby Lane Blog (you can find it by clicking on 'Relax' on the top of the page). All the titles or our articles contain the phrase, 'Evolution of an Antique Dealer' so you can search on that to find over a dozen published articles.
We pride ourselves on fast and secure packing and shipping. We now ship all jewelry items within the United States free of charge. Very often, if it is a high-priced piece of jewelry we will automatically upgrade shipping to Express Mail so you can have the item within 2 days or less!
We always maintain a selection of Georg Jensen sterling, enamels on sterling, vanity items, fine figural porcelains, and glass. Only about 20% of our inventory is currently listed here. Thus, if you are looking for a particular item, please feel free to email and we can tell you if that is something we have available or can obtain for you.
Here are just a few examples of the thousands of testimonial comments we received:
"Just received my beautiful portrait. Absolutely love it!"
"I picked up the plates today on my way to work...they're wonderful! Thanks so much for staying in touch with me to make sure that they'd been safely received. "
"I received the necklace and it is just as you described and photographed...GORGEOUS!!! Thank you!" J.
"Received the finial today and it now sits atop a Waterford lamp. It looks magnificent, and I thank you for your help and prompt response." D.
"The bracelet came a little while ago. It is truly beautiful, a work of art. Have never had a bracelet like this....very feminine. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" D.
"Absolutely Beautiful! This watch is much more impressive in person. It makes my other gold watch look like costume jewelry. Thank you again for your wonderful offering".
"I love my butterfly! I received this large delicate beauty safely! Thank you for the great customer service." C.
"Received this exquisite little piece of art work....I love it! She is beautiful. Many Thanks."
"Apologies for the long delay in getting back to you. I picked it up from the post office yesterday. I am so delighted with it and thank you for wrapping it so beautifully and carefully. I loved the card!" C. in UK
"I received the lovely plaque. It is beautiful. Thank you so much for all your help. I will cherish it! It is a wonderful addition to my collection." A.
"I received the necklace today and I really love it!" B.
"I got my butterfly today...beautiful! It will be cherished and cared for, worn and enjoyed." H.
"I have the stunning powder jar!!! I LOVE IT. Thank you so much." A (Australia)
"...the earrings arrived today and I couldn't be more pleased. They are beautiful. I don't know if RubyLane has a feedback system for sellers, but you definitely get a 5-Star Rating. Thank you, M"
"OMG!!!! So in love with all of it. Thank you so much." (for 4 items)
"The jewelry arrived today. I love it!" LAS,MI
"Hello Barbara: I received the earrings and brooch yesterday. They arrived very quickly! I am thrilled with them. Thank you." E.
"I just opened the box. Were these ever used??? Its amazing, they are in MINT condition. I am so glad I purchased them...Thank you for packing so carefully. Kiddies came all intact with no cracks or chips. I am as happy as a cat on catnip." L.
"Loved your beautiful soft yellow note card with the gold butterfly motif plus the baby Robin egg blue gift box but best of all was the contents -- that marvelous butterfly. It's perfect. Thank you." C.,CA
"Enjoying the rings - the Lapis one is beautiful." Shirley
"I have received the tray and love it." A. (Hong Kong)
"I received the cameo today! Thank you so much! She is safe at last :-) Very beautiful.. I love her.. better than I expected." Elizabeth, (South Africa)
"wonderful wonderful wonderful!!! I like this bracelet very much Thank you Janine (Switzerland!)
"Received the snuff bottle in record time and am thrilled to pieces with a lovely piece. Would recommend you to anyone. I could go on for ever,thank you so much. Will look at your site every day." O.W. (New Zealand)
"When you say "the best" you mean the BEST! Thank you. This compact is now the best in my collection." Anita (Dallas)
"Oh, how I love those candle sticks! I had the perfect place for them, and truly feel I pretty much paid "wholesale" . You have a VERY satisfied customer in me!" James (California)