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There is a huge selection of vintage items available on Etsy. The key to having a great shopping experience on Etsy is to find great sellers that offer excellent customer service and reasonable return policies. Vintage jewelry is becoming more and more popular, with its unique character, unmatched craftsmanship, and timeless quality. We have done the research and found you the best vintage jewelry shops on Etsy so you can find high-quality, authentic vintage jewelry. 

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In this article you will learn:

  • Tips for buying vintage jewelry on Etsy.
  • What to look for in a good seller.
  • What shops I recommend. 

Tips for Shopping for Vintage Jewelry on Etsy

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Make sure to click on the vintage tab on Etsy, so you see only vintage items. 

  • When you search, make sure you search within the Vintage section.
  • Be specific in your search keywords. For example, use the term, "Art Deco Filigree ring", rather then "pretty ring".
  • Use the category filters on the right hand side to limit your results. 
  • If you find a shop you like, add them to your favorites so you can find them again.
  • If something is lacking information or pictures, message the seller. If they don't answer, don't do business with them.
  • Look for shops with lots of positive reviews. Red flags would be shops that consistently don't respond in a timely manner or the item quality is sub-par.
  • Check the shop policies. Read the shop's "Shipping and Policies" tab before making a purchase decision.  
  • Know your measurements such as ring size. [Learn how to measure your ring size at home]
  • Don't forget to add shipping costs to your purchase price.
  • Read reviews and buyers feedback, only buy from shops with consistently happy customers.
  • If you are buying a ring, find out if the seller offers resizing. [Learn more about ring resizing]
  • If the jewelry contains precious stones, check to see if the item comes with papers detailing the materials, carat, and cut.  
  • Pay with a credit card to get additional buyer protection.
Best Vintage Jewelry Shops on Etsy

Use the right hand categories to narrow your search. 

The 7 Best Vintage Jewelry Shops on Etsy

All of Our Favorite Shops Meet These Criteria:

  • Have consistently positive buyer feedback.
  • Offer generous return policies.
  • Provide multiple image of each piece of jewelry. 
  • Have made over 1000 sales and have over 300 positive reviews. 
  • Specialize in vintage jewelry, meaning they are extremely knowledgeable and offer detailed information about the jewelry they sell. 
  • Much of the the jewelry sold in these shops comes with a Gemologist report verifying the quality of the piece. 

Trademark Antiques 

Best vintage jewelry shops - Trademark Antiques on Etsy

Over 3000 Sales and 1000 Reviews 

About Trademark Antiques 

Offering a carefully curated collection of fine antique and vintage jewelry and engagement rings. Trademark Antiques also carries a selection of conversion pieces that they design using vintage pins. 

I love the classy way trademark antiques photographs their jewelry, and every single piece they carry is just stunning! 

->READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH JESSICA FROM Trademark Antiques<-

Types of Jewelry at Trademark Antiques

  • Brooches
  • Rings
  • Necklaces
  • Cuff-links
  • Bracelets
  • Charms
  • Earrings 
  • Engagement Rings

Policies

  • For returns, contact within 3 days of delivery, and ship within 7 days of delivery. 
  • Offers a layaway program.
  • Ships domestically in the USA as well as internationally.
  • Free ring resizing service.

Drool-Worthy Pieces From Trademark Antiques

Vintage Art Deco Amethyst Ring

Vintage Art Deco Amethyst Ring

Crescent Moon Antique Pin Conversion Necklace by Trademark Antiques

Crescent Moon Antique Pin Conversion Necklace

Antique Plique-a-Jour Enamel Ring

Antique Plique-a-Jour Enamel Ring


Gold Adore

Best Vintage Jewelry Shops - GoldAdore on Etsy

Over 7000 Sales and 2000 Reviews

About Gold Adore

Gold Adore offers a carefully curated selection of affordable fine vintage jewelry and handcrafted fine jewelry. The shop owner, Gillian, has a GIA Gemology degree and has worked for years in the gem and jewelry trade, so she is definitely knowledgeable! Gold Adore guarantees all of their items are fully inspected, authenticated, and accurately described.

I am in love with the selection of engagement rings on gold adore, so many old style cuts and big center stones! 

Types of Jewelry at Gold Adore

  • Engagement Rings 
  • Wedding Bands
  • Pendants
  • Bracelets
  • Watches
  • Earrings

Policies

  • Ships domestically in the USA as well as internationally.
  • For returns, contact within 5 days of delivery, ship item back within 7 days of delivery.
  • Charge $50 for Regular Gold Sizing (up or down 2 sizes), and $60 for Regular Platinum Sizing.
  • Offers free appraisals with any purchase. 
  • Basic maintenance services are also offered free of charge (you just pay shipping!)

Drool-Worthy Pieces From Gold Adore

Art nouveau Diamond Ring

Art Nouveau Diamond Ring

Vintage Platinum Diamond and Emerald Ring

Vintage Platinum Diamond and Emerald Ring

Vintage Diamond and Platinum Ring

Vintage Diamond and Platinum Ring


Boylerpf

best etsy shops for vintage jewelry - boylerpf

Over 7000 Sales and 3000 Reviews

About Boylerpf

Offers Fine antique Victorian jewelry, Edwardian jewelry, Art Nouveau and Art Deco jewelry, Engagement rings and Estate jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, brooches, rings and earrings. 

Shop owner Alicia Boyle, has a background in high fashion, she is a working New York model and has produced a successful couture line “Alicia Hamar” for Saks Fifth Avenue & Neiman Marcus. Her sense of style and ability to identify fashion trends is unequaled.

I love the unique and beautiful pieces curated by Boylerpf, so trendy and in style!

Types of Jewelry at Boylerpf

  • Rings 
  • Earrings
  • Necklaces
  • Lockets
  • Brooches and Pins
  • Watch Chains
  • Bracelets

Policies

  • For returns, contact within 3 days of delivery and ship item back within 7 days of delivery.
  • Offers layaway program. 
  • Ships domestically in the USA as well as internationally.

Drool-Worthy Pieces From Boylerpf

Antique Citrine Necklace Victorian Necklace Pendant

Antique Citrine Necklace Victorian Necklace Pendant

Vintage Art Deco Engraved Bangle Bracelet

Vintage Art Deco Engraved Bangle Bracelet

Vintage Amethyst and Purple Jade Ring

Vintage Amethyst and Purple Jade Ring


Love Always Galacia

Best Vintage Jewelry Shops on Etsy - LoveAlwaysGalicia on Etsy

Over 3000 Sales and Over 900 Reviews

About Love Always Galicia

The owner of Love Always Galicia owned a storefront in South Beach, Miami, Florida, selling art deco jewelry, antiques, and fine art. She joined Etsy in 2012 to reach a wider audience. 

I strongly believe that jewelry meant to represent deeply personal life moments should not be created using unethical manufacturing processes and improperly sourced materials and filled/treated stones that will not stand the test of time. 

I love all the Art Deco rings available at Love Always Galicia, as well as her selection of unique engagement rings. 

Types of Jewelry at Love Always Galicia 

  • Engagement rings
  • Stacking Wedding Bands
  • Necklaces
  • Pendants
  • Opal Rings
  • Anniversary Rings
  • Estate Jewelry

Policies 

  • For returns, contact within 7 days of delivery and ship item back within 14 days of delivery. 
  • Layaway plans available.
  • Ships domestically in the USA as well as internationally. 
  • $45 for ring resizing. 

Drool-Worthy Jewelry From Love Always Galicia

Vintage Filigree Edwardian Engagement Ring

Vintage Filigree Edwardian Engagement Ring

Vintage 14K Gold Diamond Halo Australian Opal Engagement Ring

Vintage 14K Gold Diamond Halo Australian Opal Engagement Ring

Antique 14K French Enamel Portrait Earrings

Antique 14K French Enamel Portrait Earrings


G & G Jewelry and Coins

Best Vintage Jewelry Shops on Etsy - GGJewelsandCoinson Etsy

Over 1000 Sales and Over 300 Reviews

About GG Jewels and Coins

Located in Windsor Ontario. GG Jewels and Coins is a storefront that has been operating for 35 years. They have a gemologist on site as well as a watch maker. They curate many beautiful vintage/ antique/ estate items.

I love that GG Jewels and Coins is located in Canada (my home country) because I can shop without duty fees. 

->Read our Interview with Jessica from G&G<-

Types of Jewelry at GG Jewels and Coins

  • Charms
  • Bracelets 
  • Pendants 
  • Rings
  • Earrings
  • Watches
  • Necklaces
  • Baby and Men's Items

Policies

  • FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE IN CANADA and great rates for worldwide shipping.
  • Only accepts exchanges, contact within 3 days of delivery and ship item back within 7 days of delivery. If you do not want to exchange, they take a $20 restocking fee. 
  • Free gift-wrapping.
  • Ring resizing is free for one size up or down on gold and platinum rings. Extra sizes are $10 each for gold and $20 each for platinum rings. 
  • Interest-free layaway plans. 

Drool-Worthy Jewelry From GG Jewels and Coins

Fresh Water Pearl Pendant

Vintage Fresh Water Pearl Pendant

Vintage Lapis Luzuli Earrings

Vintage Lapis Luzuli Earrings

Vintage Yellow Gold Filigree Ring

Vintage Yellow Gold Filigree Ring


Scotch Street Vintage

Best Vintage Jewelry Shops on Etsy - ScotchStreetVintage on Etsy

Over 1500 Sales and Over 300 Reviews

About Scotch Street Vintage 

A photographer by trade, Lori couldn't do the long hours holding a camera anymore. Lori has an incredible eye for vintage, loves researching, loves refurbishing things, and loves finding things for other people. It made sense for her to start selling vintage jewelry on Etsy! Her photography skills help showcase the many high end vintage items she offers in her store. 

I love the large selection of various gemstone jewelry available on Scotch Street Vintage

Types of Jewelry at Scotch Street Vintage

  • Huge selection of various gemstone items
  • Wedding jewelry
  • Engagement rings
  • Pendants 
  • Men's jewelry
  • Costume jewelry

Policies 

  • For returns contact within 3 days of delivery, ship item back within 7 days of delivery. 
  • Layaway plans for items over $100
  • All fine jewelry has been inspected by a jeweler for the metal quality, stone(s) authenticity, and age accuracy (when possible).
  • Does not offer resizing. 
  • Domestic and international shipping available. 

Drool-Worthy Jewelry From Scotch Street Vintage

Vintage Aquamarine Ring

Vintage Aquamarine Ring

Antique Amethyst Ring

Antique Amethyst Ring

Vintage Emerald Claddagh Ring

Vintage Emerald Claddagh Ring


Cypress Creek Vintage 

CypressCreekVintage on Etsy

Over 2500 Sales and Over 800 Reviews

About Cypress Creek Vintage 

Cypress Creek Vintage offers carefully-selected vintage and antique treasures with a focus on quality and artistic interest. All gems and metals are authenticated and guaranteed, and they accept returns. Enjoy fast and safe shipping. One of the owners, Rebecca, is a certified gemologist, so you will know you are getting quality, authentic jewelry. 

I love the large selection of vintage and antiques rings on Cypress Creek Vintage, as well as all of their Art Nouveau items. 

Types of Jewelry at Cypress Creek Vintage

  • Rings
  • Bracelets
  • Watches
  • Jewelry boxes
  • Earrings 
  • Necklaces
  • Pendants
  • Brooches

Policies

  • Flexible layaway plans are available.
  • For returns, contact within 3 days of delivery and ship item back within 7 days of delivery. Accept returns with no questions asked.
  • Domestic and International shipping available.
  • Does not include any paper work with purchase. Do offer gemological appraisal for an additional fee.
  • Offer ring resizing for a fee depending on size and material. 

Drool-Worthy Jewelry From Cypress Creek VIntage

Antique White Sapphire Dangle Drop Earrings

Antique White Sapphire Dangle Drop Earrings

Vintage Estate Emerald Diamond Cluster Crown Ring

Vintage Estate Emerald Diamond Cluster Crown Ring

Antique Art Nouveau Citrine Briolette Necklace

Antique Art Nouveau Citrine Briolette Necklace


Conclusion 

With this list of the top 7 vintage jewelry shops on Etsy, we hope you can find the exquisite vintage piece you are looking for 🙂

Want More Shops? Check out some more of my favorites:

Do you have any favorite vintage shops to share? Leave them in the comments!

Happy Shopping,
Andrea

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  1. I’ve recently discovered Etsy a year ago but what attracted me was how you can purchase handmade items and some of them are absolutely amazing pieces of art. I haven’t brought anything from there yet but I love to browse from time to time. I do love jewellery, thanks for the suggestions and tips on buying.

  2. Hello, and thanks for sharing your post is well detailed and has a ton of great information you have really given some good tips on how to buy vintage jewelry. For those who find your post and is looking for ways on how to go about buying these type of jewelry will find your post to be of a great help. thanks again for sharing.

  3. I have shopped Etsy only a couple of times, most recently buying a very nice business card holder made from stain glass. Now that I have read your interesting information on the jewelry possibilities on Etsy, I’d like to check it out. I am a big fan of the Art Nouveau period and would be interested in finding some jewelry from this period. Do you know of a good shop? Also, these are reproductions we’re talking about, right?

    1. HI Lauren, these are not reproduction I am talking about, they are true vintage items. You can find vintage reproductions as well on Etsy. I love Art Nouveau! I would go to Trademark Antiques on Etsy for Art Nouveau jewelry.

  4. Etsy is one of my favourite platfors for eye candy stuff and windowshopping!! You can’t even imagine what variety of amazing products that you can find there!!

    I’m also a vintage addict and just can’t et enough of looking at vintage products. These are great tips for vintage lovers and I definetely will check them out!! Thank you for everything!!

  5. I’m so glad that you’ve wrote about Etsy! It’s such a great site for finding unique items. I usually shop for handmade crafts like jewelry and mugs and all that but you’ve turned my attention to the finer things; antique rings!

    GoldAdore and LoveAlwaysGalacia have a variety of classy and beautiful rings that I’ve definitely fallen in love with haha. Btw, I appreciate that the layout of your site is simple and easy to follow so thank you for that!

  6. WOW! I love the etsy shops, but your tips were so helpful when looking for vintage items. I do have a bad tendency to add “pretty vintage ring” or something else totally generic.
    You made it really easy for me by providing the top seven shops as well! I went on the site to look it over and it’s gorgeous stuff! (saved the two stores I liked best to my bookmarks 😉 )
    I actually had a bad experience with a seller when I first got on etsy, I was ordering something for a wedding…. and the WRONG thing came. Then… it took them forever to communicate it was such a hassle! Thanks for the tips!

    1. Hi Chrissy 🙂 Thanks for stopping in. Sorry to hear about your bad Etsy experience. The shops I have recommended have tons of positive feedback and take customer care seriously, so you shouldn’t run into any problems!

  7. Hello Andrea, what a beautiful and interesting post you have published here,
    Vintage jewelry is one of my ‘pet passions’ – it is SO beautiful and to think how they made it all these years ago in such intricate and delicate ways. I an always fascinated about the ‘history’ of a piece and what secrets it hold!
    Thank you for this in-depth review of the shops, it really is helpful!
    Will need to check them out in more details… =)
    Cheers – Orion

  8. I have a crochet shop on etsy and I know how many wonderful items are sold there, but I had no idea that they had vintage jewelry on etsy, awesome. Mt aunt is a huge vintage jewelry fanatic and I have given her your link.

    I really like a shop called Amore Treasure, she has amazing 1920s-1960s designs.

    I can’t wait to see what my Aunt says about this page. Great post and thanks for all the detail from all the stores.

  9. Are the vintage jewelers of today’s market selling real vintage antigue or replica jewelry? Is there any real way to tell an antigue from a replica? If so, how I can I be sure that it actually real vintage jewelry? Also is there any real value to true vintage jewelry in today’s market?

    1. Hi Ed, both exist, there are jewelers selling real vintage jewelry, and there are jewelers selling replicas. It takes a lot of knowledge and research to learn how to tell a replica from jewelry that is truly vintage, one way is to know what stamps are used (though some jewelry is not stamped), or about vintage stone cuts and settings. An honest seller will disclose if a piece is truly vintage or not. 

      The best way for a regular person to know they are buying true vintage jewelry is to shop at a reputable online dealer (such as the ones in our list). Their jewelry will be appraised by certified gemologists who can verify the age of the jewelry and the quality of the stones and metals used. 

      To answer your last question, there is most certainly real value to true vintage jewelry in today’s market. Vintage jewelry is collectible, because it is rarer and because the pieces are often one-of-a-kind. The level of quality and craftsmanship is hard to beat today. Vintage jewelry that is not costume jewelry will hold value because of the precious metals and gems used in the piece, and it will only get more valuable as time goes on and pieces are lost, or wear out.  

  10. There are some really great information on how to go about buying vintage jewellery on your post. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it was well detailed yet not over filled with with information. The post was clear and to the point. I liked the fact that you have added pictures with arrows to show a visual representation on what to do once on the website.

  11. Great article!!

    This will be helpful to anybody who is new to the jewelry world, and it is also helpful even for those of us who are experienced! I feel as if you have highlighted the perfect things to be aware of before purchasing any jewelry, and if reader’s follow your guidelines it will help prevent buyer’s remorse!!

    We have used Etsy for the last few year’s, but I just recently got my wife’s website/store set up. She makes handmade wire wrapped jewelry, check it out if you have some time 🙂 Her store is called Lucid Treasures. She has a very mystical/vintage style so I think you will like it

  12. Andrea,
    I'm a husband looking for a pair of pearl earrings for my wife. It will be for our 30th anniversary. She doesn't like very expensive jewelry, but I'd like to find something with a little history. I'd appreciate any guidance on a good place to look. Thanks for having this site. It might not have been designed with clueless husbands in mind, but this one found it.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping in Tim! You sound like a wonderful husband 🙂 There are so many places you could look! It depends on your budget. Chanel, Mikimoto, and Tiffany and Co. all made exceptional pearl jewelry, but it is costly. For a more affordable option that is still historically significant, costume jewelry designers made fake pearl jewelry that is beautiful and high-quality. These would include Coro, Ciner, or Sarah Coventry.

      Oh my goodness, I just thought of the perfect designers. Nina Ricci (browse Etsy) or Christian Dior (browse Etsy). Both made lots of pearl designs, and their vintage jewelry is not too expensive, but not cheap either. And both will retain their value as they are highly collectible.

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