The Refined Ruffian

Erin ONeil, Louisville KY

Happy holidays! Take 15% off everything (sale prices shown).

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Jewelry with a past.


About The Refined Ruffian

Our Service Pledge
We respond to all orders within 24-36 hours and guarantee the authenticity of all our items.
About Us

The Refined Ruffian is an e-commerce business specializing in antique jewelry. Each piece is hand-selected with an eye towards exceptional craftsmanship, condition and uniqueness. Our clients come from around the globe, ranging from art students and tech entrepreneurs to international antique dealers, television personalities, and heads of upmarket fashion labels (we've even had rock stars buy our stuff).

The Nature of Vintage and Antique Jewelry

Antique and vintage jewelry is old - by definition, antique jewelry is 100 years old and older, and vintage jewelry is 20 years old and older. Our items are genuine vintage and antique pieces. Vintage and antique items will have gentle signs of wear and mild imperfections. Specific imperfections are photographed and noted in the description. We describe and evaluate pieces to the best of our ability, using research, experience and expert advice.

Items are ready to wear unless otherwise stated, but they should be treated gently and with care. If you have specific questions on how to care for a piece, just drop us a line and we'll be happy to help. We have provided general care instructions below.

All of our pieces are special. We want you to love what you bought, from start to finish. We're happy to answer any questions or provide details on any of our pieces.