Heart of Gems

Elizabeth Jefferson, La Jolla, CA

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Quality Curated Costume Vintage Jewelry to Accessorize Today's Ensembles!

About Heart of Gems

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You will be treated with the utmost respect while in our store. We respond to all orders within 24 hours and guarantee the authenticity of all items. If you don't absolutely love your purchase, returns are always accepted.
About Us
Updated Sept 2016

After opening my “Heart of Gems” shop in January 2015 I am very pleased to have made Gold status and I thank my customers from all around the world for their support! My "Heart of Gems" vintage jewelry business is my third career, after working 17 years as a medicinal Ph. D chemist and currently working for the past 6 years as a Health and Fitness professional with Scripps Health. "Heart of Gems" is a true passion of mine as I love the history and artistry of costume vintage jewelry! I strongly believe purchasing high quality, hand-made jewelry from the past is a great alternative to the mass-produced fashion jewelry of today. Buying vintage jewelry is also an act of kindness to our precious planet.

I was very excited in September 2016 to provide costume vintage jewelry for a photo shoot of 2016 Emmy nominated actress Melora Hardin for her feature in 'Fine Magazine'. I will be sharing these photos on my 'Heart of Gems' Facebook page when they become available. The magazine issue is due out in November 2016. Heart of Gems' curated jewelry is also available for any upcoming magazine photo shoots.

Another exciting bit of news is that "Heart of Gems" is scheduled to be part of the morning show on CW6 San Diego News on November 28 at 7:45 am. I will be displaying jewelry to accessorize the holiday wardrobe as well as recommending some costume vintage jewelry gift ideas for the holidays.

Customer satisfaction is most important to me. I describe my items as accurately as possible and all items arrive in well-packaged gift boxes. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you are looking for a particular vintage jewelry piece, I can also try to find it for you. I look forward to making my customers very happy for many years to come.

With much love, respect and appreciation ~ Yours sincerely, Elizabeth

*Elizabeth is a current member of Costume Jewelry Collector's International.

** Please "Like" me on Facebook! You can find me if you search "Heart of Gems". I currently have over 2,500 fans. I will be posting not only important store updates on this page, but snippets of information about costume vintage jewelry and collecting. You will also get to know me personally and hopefully I can get to know you with your comments.

What my customers are saying about Heart of Gems....

... my beautiful earrings arrived safely. Anyway, I wanted you to know
that I really like them and I am sure I will get plenty of wear
out of them They are a wonderful size and very comfortable.
Thank You,

ELIZABETH...My jewelry arrived today. It exceeds my
expectations!!! Beautiful and lovely gift wrap!
Thank you.
- Susan

"Hello! It arrived yesterday and I LOVE it. Absolutely wonderful, thank you!
I have left very positive feedback for you and your shop.
I will definitely be a return customer :)"
- Ulla, Australia

"Hi Elizabeth -- The bracelet arrived today; my, that was fast!
What a great red, a really fun piece. Thank you! :o)"

"I just wanted to let you know how delighted I am with the bracelet. It exceeded my expectations -- very nice. I love it! The beautiful box, the valentine tissue paper and the lovely card enhanced the experience. It felt as though it was a gift from a very dear friend. I almost forgot that I had purchased it! Thank you so much. You really made my day."
- Suzanne

"Just wanted to let you know that the package arrived safely. I love the pin and bracelet...very pretty! Thanks so much!"

"I received the butterfly safe and sound. Thank you for the lovely
customer service, and great packing."

- Carol

"I received my brooch this afternoon and I love it! Thank you for sending a receipt along with the 10% offer. You are very professional and I appreciate it."

- Terye

"Received the earrings and pin and is it beautiful! The colors remind of a ring my Dad had, David has it now, which is a golden topaz. They don’t have that color anymore. That set is a treat and I will be wearing that for Christmas"

- Joanne

"I just wanted to let you know that the Tree Pin
arrived "safe and sound", it really is quite beautiful, Thank
you! I will be back soon, to shop some more"

- Susan

"I received the beautiful snake today......It looks fantastic:)"
- Kim

"I received the bracelet today and LOVE it! Stacks up nice w/my other red Lucite and bakelite bangles. Your thank you card and gift box were also very nice. I feel so special - and it was only $10"
- Mary

"I received the Weiss pin yesterday and was very
pleased Thank you for your prompt and courteous attention"

"I received my sterling silver Pearl & Flower Necklace and I love
it! Thank you for your sweet note-I love knowing where it came
from. I love pearl jewelry and really have decided you can dress
it up or down & it looks fabulous! Thanks again!"

- Dona

"Hello! I received my beautiful bracelet yesterday and have yet to
take it off! Stunning and heavy weight as described. So very
happy with my purchase and with your prompt and personal touches.
This was such a simple process and your attention to detail in
description and photos will have me recommending your shop in the
future. Thank you for such a pleasant experience."


"I have got the Jomaz brooch and earrings set. They are absolute
beautiful! The pictures do not do them justice.
Thank you very much for the write-up about the pre-owner of this
set. Very impressed.
Hope to find more treasures from you. Please keep me updated if
you have any other similar items with similar styles"
Best, Wan.

"I just opened it a few minutes ago. Thank you so very much. I truly appreciate your gift and the Weiss pin is beautiful. I am going to tag your store as a favorite. We have such similar taste I will be sure to visit again. Please keep in touch. The heart is simply stunning. "
Thank you again, Tammy

"Just a email to let you know that the lovely Florenza brooch arrived this morning. It has cheered me up no end. I hope to shop with you again."

"I wanted to let you know I received my pearl necklace today and it is beautiful! It sits perfectly...very elegant. I can't wait to show it off!"
Elizabeth Jefferson
3930 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel: (619) 573-7175
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