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
Monday, February 16, 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015
I am hosting a giveaway with Ruby over at mycakies just in time for Valentine's Day! To enter, just leave a comment on her Instagram post telling who you would like to send this sweet package to (your sister? your best friend? your amazing co-worker?) and why. The package includes a vintage 12K GF and sterling silver heart locket, a chocolate treat, and a Valentine's Day card. Giveaway ends 8 PM PST on Wednesday. I will ship the package to you, or directly to your friend, first thing Thursday morning via Priority Mail to get it there in time for Valentine's Day. Happy Valentine's Day!