About Past Perfection Vintage Costume Jewelry
Our Service PledgeI respond to all orders within 24 hours, usually sooner. All items are guaranteed to be authentic vintage pieces and in great condition so you will love them and return to my shop again and again.
About UsWelcome to Past Perfection Vintage Costume Jewelry! I have been a collector of costume jewelry since the early 1980s and a seller for nearly 20 years. In my first years as a dealer I had a case in an antique mall but found I liked selling on-line so opened up my own web site and then opened my Ruby Lane shop in 2006.
As a long-time collector of the jewelry made by DeLizza & Elster, commonly called Juliana jewelry, I love to put together sets and parures and at Past Perfection, you may find the perfect piece to complete one of yours.
The pieces I list in my Ruby Lane shop are all hand-picked for quality, desirability and condition and it is my hope you will love wearing them as much as I loved finding them! I spend hours every weekend, sometimes on the road as early as 4:00 a.m. to purchase these treasures. I do not buy on-line or box lots because I like to inspect my items carefully in person to make sure the condition meets my standards.
I have been a long-standing and proud member of jewelry organizations such as Jewel Collect, CJCI (Costume Jewelry Collectors International) and Discovering Juliana Jewelry, all of which promoted the education of vintage costume jewelry in its many forms and eras. I own 45 jewelry reference books. Many pieces sold here and in my own collection have been featured in some of these reference books. In addition, it was my collection of DeLizza and Elster jewelry that brought it to the attention of collectors. I also was the person who "found" Frank DeLizza and have been friends with the D's for many years.
Items added daily to my Ruby Lane shop. I combine items for savings on shipping.
I also have an Etsy shop where I have been adding jewelry in lots, single earrings needing mates, rhinestones, pieces for crafts among other things. The link to the shop is on my links page.
Please note: due to an increasing number of customers who do not follow through with their purchase orders and who do not give me the courtesy of letting me know they want to cancel their order, I am blocking these customers. This means the customer will not be able to purchase from my shop and may not be able to purchase from other shop owners who have their blocking capabilities set at a certain level. I have been reluctant to do this but the discourtesy of these buyers makes it necessary.
Please Note: Ruby Lane by decree of the government now must charge sales tax on items purchased by customers in most states. The states are listed below in the section "Sales Tax" and are at this time the states of AR AZ CA CO CT GA HI IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN NC NE NJ NM NV NY OH OK PA RI SC TX UT VA VT WA WI WV DC. This list will no doubt change as the remaining states require Ruby Lane to collect the sales tax.