Vignette

Cheryl Ireland Hooper, Albany, CA   

Reasonable Offers Always Considered ...... Flexible Layaway Always Available

Platinum Rating Platinum
Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2008

Specializing In Romantic Jewelry And Beautiful Objects ......


About Vignette

Greetings and welcome to Vignette on Ruby Lane, where my commitment to customer service and satisfaction is top priority.

Just a bit about my background in this business. ......My first collectible was a Fenton, blue hob-nail glass shoe. I was smitten with the sheer beauty of it and asked the neighbor if I could have it right off her pie-crust top table . She kindly gave four-year-old me the shoe and of course I still have it . As a child growing up my favorite places were San Francisco's Chinatown and the old De Young Museum . There were no antiques in our house so the museum was my first exposure to beautiful art and objects and San Francisco's Chinatown transported my imagination to the exotic . ......

I have a passion for display and as a child would often ask my friends if I could re-arrange their dresser tops. ( I would have asked to re-arrange the furniture too but somehow knew that would be going too far . ) As a girl I sat on the front porch when new folks moved into the neighborhood so I could get a glimpse of their furniture style , as a teenager I haunted East Bay thrift stores and sold at flea markets . ......( San Jose back in the day and the first Alameda Flea at the old Island Drive-in . ) ...... I have degrees in Art History and Interior Design and have worked in a variety of design and antique capacities in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years. At some point I became immersed in the world of antique jewelry and that's where my main focus has been for a long time . ...... I have a reputation for being a 'fussy' buyer , ( I wear it proudly ! ) and consider my eye for detail and quality one of my best professional assets .

Inquiries are always welcome and will be responded to happily and promptly. Friendly , professional service with every transaction. Promised !

Thank you for stopping to look. ......

Please Note Important Shop Specifics Below :

I am happy to work with International Buyers, but please be aware that I cannot be responsible for Customs fees or other charges in your country. These fees are not included in the selling price of an item, or included in the shipping costs . Nor am I able to ship items as "gifts" , or state lower values on Customs Forms, as this is against the law. It is best to check on your end first , and learn what fees will be incurred by you, the buyer, before placing an order.

Reasonable offers are always considered, so please feel free to inquire what my best on an item may be. I am happy to do layaway with flexible terms , just ask ! ( No refunds on layaways, exchanges only. )

No re-stocking fees on returns within three days notification of receiving the item .

All items must be shipped to the Confirmed Seller Protection address on the Ruby Lane Purchase Order and signed for by the addressee or their agent .

Below, just a few testimonials from some of my wonderful customers . ......

" I received the cross today and I want to thank you so very, very much for such a beautiful piece. I will wear it all the time . It is gorgeous ! Again, thank you ! ...... DT

" The beautiful cross has arrived and I am thrilled with it ! Thank you so much for the chain , it looks really good on it . I am so grateful that you let me layaway and for the kindness you have shown me . You are the nicest Ruby Lane trader I have ever had the pleasure to purchase from. " ...... SW

" Dolly arrived today and she is adorable ! Very reasonably priced and in such great shape . You packed her so well , she'd have survived a nuclear blast ! " .....TR

WOW !!! The pendant is more beautiful than I could have imagined . The box was beautiful and as I opened it , my eyes lit up . I know that I will get a lot of wear out of it " ...... AC

" The pretty mirror arrived Monday as scheduled . Fun to come home and unwrap from its careful packing . Thank you again for your excellent customer service . " ...... BRW