Fabulous little European affordable treasures
Our Service PledgeAll orders will be shipped within 24 hours of purchase. All my pieces are genuine vintage or antique items.
About UsFrench art nouveau lockets, lorgnette chains and silver bracelets are my favorite pieces to offer to my Ruby Lane customers . In fact anything French and feminine !
I am a fully trained jeweler with 40 years experience in retail. I studied at Dartington college of arts in the early 70s where I learned my jewelry skills. I built up my own business with my husband Derek until we owned 3 jewelers shops in England and a jewelry workshop where I trained young people to become successful jewelers in their own right. We ran these retail stores for 25 years. Derek also continued his career as an on call firefighter and is still a firefighter here in Cornwall. I have been registered with the London assay office as a professional jeweler with my own hallmark since 1974. We sold the retail shops to our staff in 2008 and moved to the coast of beautiful Cornwall . If you check the location you will see that we live in beautiful Perranporth where the Poldark novels were written.
Since then we have been online sellers on Etsy and sell fine vintage silver jewelry and collectibles under the seller name Lyonesse4gems where we have built up an impeccable reputation .I was introduced to Ruby Lane by a US seller in 2012 and have been thrilled with the whole experience.
We love to find beautiful pieces in the Brocantes of France and the estate sales of romantic Cornwall to offer to discerning buyers. Our best sources are the fine antiques fairs of Lyon in France also Montpellier, Paris and Avignon. These fairs are fun but tough ! you have to be prepared to wake at 5 am to get there in time for the best bargains. Please follow my French travels on facebook lyonesse/fantasticfrenchfinds.
I have a slight advantage in that my mother was Belgian and consequently I speak passable French
I hope you enjoy every little treasure we have to offer as much as we have enjoyed finding them.