Cheryl Ireland Hooper, Albany CA
Reasonable Offers Always Considered , Flexible Layaway Always Available
Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2008

Specializing In Jewelry & Objects From Georgian To Mid-Century


About vignette

Welcome to my ruby lane shop vignette , where my commitment to customer service and satisfaction is always top priority.

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 Bay Area native 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 world beyond .

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 . ......( Think 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 'particular' buyer and consider my eye for quality and detail 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.

Please note for international orders I can accept payments through PayPal or an international bank transfer . For domestic purchases I accept VISA , Master Card , PayPal , money orders and personal checks.

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 if notified within three days of receiving the item . Shipping and insurance will be refunded as well within the three day notification time period.

All items must be shipped to the Confirmed Seller Protection address and signed for by the addressee or their agent .
Cheryl Ireland Hooper
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CA 94706

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