Bringing you the Shiniest Prettiest Things in Vintage and Antique Jewelry!
Our Service PledgeWe want to make the purchasing of your jewels the most enjoyable experience possible, so please do let us know how we can help you. We respond to all queries or orders within 24 hours and strive to give the very best customer service we can offer.
About UsFounded by a gemmology expert and diamond grader (FGA, DGA, EG) at Gem-A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain) with over a decades industry experience as well as a background in art and jewellery history; ShinyPrettyThings prides itself in specialising in 20th Century fine jewellery with a particular focus on chic, classic, cool or couture (signed) pieces. We also buy beautiful pieces from earlier periods which display the delicacy and grace characteristic of these times.
Honesty and integrity are at the heart of ShinyPrettyThings and we are passionate about delivering quality jewels that people will love and appreciate for their beauty and design. There is more to a jewel than the 4C's and we love finding quirky, bold jewels with character. We want our jewels to bring joy to you.
Our particular expertise is in signed French jewellery from the mid 20th Century, and in our collections you will find Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef et Arpels among other well known important jewellery houses. We also stock jewels from lesser known, perhaps more exclusive houses which have those qualities of design, beauty, style and presence which are the essence of a truly shiny pretty thing!
We believe that jewels were made to be worn and enjoyed, and that they should be a reflection of the wearer's personality. Your jewels should be as unique as you are. Why wear the same jewel that everyone else has?
Antique and vintage jewellery has stood the test of time. It is better made, better designed, and more affordable than the contemporary offerings on the market, and offers you an intimate connection with a bygone era.
With our gemmological credentials and concern for the ethical impact of modern jewels and gemstones, you can be assured that the jewels and gemstones in our collection are exactly what we say they are.
Our concern for the environment means that you can be certain that we are giving back for every piece sold. Through the International Tree Foundation, ShinyPrettyThings arrange for a tree to be planted for every jewel sold. We also ensure that our packaging has been sustainably sourced where possible, and we have an ultimate goal of improving conditions and providing education for artisanal miners.
Our jewels have zero environmental impact and pre-date the Kimberley Process, so are not tainted by human rights violations. However, in line with ShinyPrettyThings' ethical awareness, we are working to endorse and support Fairtrade mining and artisan miners.
ShinyPrettyThings is based in London and are happy to make arrangements to meet with our clients at their convenience. As an online shop, ShinyPrettyThings delivers the best possible value for money.
We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction. Everything is shipped free of charge (excluding Fedex shipments) and fully insured. Once your item is en route, we will contact you with tracking details so that you can follow its progress to your door. All parcels will need to be signed for and cannot be delivered to a PO Box or to any person other than the buyer.
Buyers are responsible for import taxes or duties. If applicable, we will send the item as antique (over 100 years of age), in which case many countries (including the USA) do not charge import tax. If you are uncertain about the taxes or duties in your country, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to helping you find your sparkle!