Thursday, May 7, 2015
There was a little challenge on Instagram last month to share your "critter" jewelery. Here is mine! Some of these are from my personal collection but most of them are in the shop. It's a little heavy on the snakes, I know, but there is also a swan, a pig, and bunny in there!
If you don't already follow Jean Jean on Instagram, come on OVER!
Posted by Jean Jean Vintage at 9:26 AM
Saturday, March 28, 2015
I happened upon a bunch of loose, mid-century "scarabs" - carved semi-precious stones and bright glass cabochons, just waiting for a project. I decided to try a super simple ring design and I am very pleased with the results. Look for a selection of these custom rings in the shop later this Spring!
Posted by Jean Jean Vintage at 1:30 PM
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Happy 5th Birthday to Jean Jean Vintage! I listed my first items in the shop five years ago today. I kept my tiny inventory in an old tool box (above), which doubled as the backdrop for my photos. I walked to the post office with my orders in a little purse. There was no Facebook page, no Twitter account, no Instagram, no electronic labels, no fancy camera . . . just Etsy and my little blog. Some of my very first customers from 2010 are still regular visitors to the shop now, five years later, which is a great joy and honor to me.
I almost closed the business in 2012 (inches away!) but I am glad I didn't because it has turned into something bigger and better in the last year or so. I am very pleased to offer fine jewelry now, especially engagement pieces and custom rings, and I have great things in the works for this year. Things will slow down a bit later this spring with the arrival of our second child (!) but the show will go on, I promise. Thank you for coming along on the ride. Here's to five more years.
and THANK YOU for your enthusiasm and support!
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
I was so excited to find this one. It is a 14K white gold filigree Art Deco ring set with three Old European Cut diamonds. The diamonds are set in octagonal bezels in a North-South (vertical) stack. Gorgeous die-casting with twenty-two piercings around the setting, including a star-like frame of triangles around the central diamond. Hand sawed and engraved details to accent, with two orange blossoms engraved at either end and feathering on the shoulders. A sparkling engagement ring or a pretty cocktail ring!
Posted by Jean Jean Vintage at 11:18 AM