Thank you for visiting Absolutely Vintage. If you have arrived at this page, undoubtedly you have found something that you love. We are dedicated to making your Absolutely Vintage experience a positive one, so please order with confidence.
The table of contents below contains links to our policies for ordering, shipping, returns, condition and privacy. Should you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at AVjewel@aol.com.
Payment Methods & Order Policy
We accept money orders, PayPal and credit card transactions (Mastercard, Visa, American Express & Discover) in US currency ($) only.
Ordering is safe and easy with our shopping cart, secured by Verisign.
All items are subject to prior sale. Although we update availability of items on a daily basis, it is not always possible for the website to reflect up-to-the-minute inventory.
Ordered items will be held out of stock for 7 days. If payment is not received within those 7 days, items will be returned to stock (unless prior arrangements
have been made).
Connecticut residents are subject to a 6.35% sales tax unless you supply your resale number with your order.
Shipping Rates and Information
We ship insured First Class, Priority and Express Mail within the United States. See the table below for rates. Please note that certain larger and heavy, non-jewelry items will ship at an increased rate.
Orders are processed and shipped on the same or next business day, Monday through Friday.
For orders outside of the United States, please refer to the International Orders section of this page.
Shipping Rates (United States Only)
|First Class Mail - (By Order Subtotal)||Priority Mail - (By Order Subtotal)|
|$30.00 and Under|
$31.00 to $60.00
$61.00 to $110.00
$111.00 to $199.00
$200.00 to $299.00
$300.00 and up
|$60.00 and Under|
$61.00 to $110.00
$111.00 to $210.00
$211.00 to $310.00
$311.00 to $410.00
$411.00 to $499.00
$500 and up
|Express Mail - (Calculated by the shopping cart)|
|Express Mail rates are calculated by our shopping cart using the USPS rate calculator, based on weight and destination. Because these rates can vary greatly, we are unable to provide a rate table here.|
For example, an 11oz package shipped to New York City (our regional zone) will cost $14.95, while the same package shipped to California (several zones away) will cost $33.20.
In multiple item orders, the calculator may overestimate the cost of Express shipping. In these cases we will always refund overcharges. If you have any questions, or desire an exact Express Mail quote, please contact us.
We have done our best to describe every piece accurately, warts and all.
If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason:
Notify us of your intent to return by e-mail (AVjewel@aol.com) within seven days of receipt of package.
Merchandise should be returned using an insured shipping method. USPS Priority, Express, and 1st Class Mail are all acceptable. Please insure for the purchase price of the returned item(s) and package safely with bubble wrap, preferably in the original box. Our guidelines for packing items for return can be viewed at the Returns Page. Your return must be received in the same condition as it was sent, within fourteen days.
A refund check (or credit if you paid by credit card or PayPal), excluding shipping, will be sent to you within two days of received return. We are also happy to arrange for exchanges or store credits upon request.
If you are unable to meet any of the above criteria, please notify us so that special arrangements may be made. We will do everything that we can to accomodate your needs and are happy to do so.
We ship to the following destinations outside of the United States:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, much of Central and South America, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
If your country does not appear on this list, please send an inquiry by e-mail, as we might be able to ship to you.
All international packages are shipped via First Class Mail International and insured with a private insurance carrier whenever possible.
|International Mail - (By Order Subtotal)|
|$30.00 and Under
$50.00 to $74.00
$75.00 to $99.00
$100.00 to $124.00
$125.00 to $149.00
$150.00 to $199.00
$200.00 to $274.00
$275.00 to $349.00
$350.00 to $399.00
$400.00 to $499.00
$500.00 and up
International customers may be subject to customs fees such as duties and taxes, as well as delays due to customs processing. As these vary by country and are completely out of our control, please contact your customs office if you have any questions.
We accept credit cards, PayPal and Western Union agent-to-agent transfers, payable in US dollars ($), for international orders.
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Condition: How We Describe It
We have very high standards for the vintage and contemporary pieces that we offer for sale. Although the vast majority of our collection has been previously owned and gently used, we ensure that all stones are present and all functional parts are in good working order. We strive to make note of any and all flaws or wear issues that are present. We do our best to make our descriptions as clear as possible and fun to read too!
Below are the terms we use to describe condition and what we mean by them:
Brand New / Pristine - We reserve this only for pieces in the most perfect of condition. Vintage pieces that have been boxed and never worn, showing no signs of age, as well as contemporary pieces that have not been worn.
Excellent / Excellent Vintage Condition - Pieces with only the most minor of wear, that is visible only upon close inspection. Generally speaking, tiny scuffs or scratches, mostly or entirely on the back of the piece. (We also describe these pieces as "Great", "Terrific", or in "Fabulous" condition, when we're feeling more poetic. ;o)
Very good / Very Good Vintage Condition - These pieces show slight but not overly noticeable signs of wear, such as scuffing to the finish, surface scratches or minor chips (aka 'flea bites') to glass or stone. None of these issues detract from the overall beauty.
Good / Good Vintage Condition - More obvious signs of wear such as darkened stones, minor enamel loss, scuffs and scratches. Pieces that fall into this category are offered mainly because of their age, rarity or exceptional beauty, but because of their condition, will not appeal to everyone.
We understand that condition is very much in the eye of the beholder. Please keep in mind that you are always welcome to e-mail us at AVjewel@aol.com for further details. We are also happy to provide additional pictures upon request.
All pins have safety clasps unless otherwise noted.
All earrings have clip backs unless otherwise noted.
The mark "925" indicates Sterling silver (92.5% silver / 7.5% copper).
Your privacy is very important to us and we will not disclose your personal information to third parties. Your payment information is used solely for the purpose of completing your order. Customers and website visitors that have requested to be added to our e-mail list may opt out at any time, by sending a blank e-mail to AVjewel@aol.com with the subject *Remove*.