Welcome to amazingvintagejewelry.com!
This is our ABOUT US and INFORMATION page - PLEASE READ ALL POLICIES LISTED BELOW PRIOR TO PLACING YOUR ORDER!
Lisa Helms, owner and webmaster
The items sold on this website are vintage and have been previously owned. Most are gently worn and have been well cared-for over the years. While many of the Sarah Coventry pieces are still in the boxes and have never been worn, it is authentic vintage merchandise manufactured from 1950 through 1984. This is not new Sarah Coventry jewelry!
Amazing Vintage Jewelry is NOT affiliated in any way with the Sarah Coventry company. We do not hire sales people, and we do not work through home parties. We do not repair broken Sarah Coventry jewelry. Since we are in no way affiliated with the Sarah Coventry company, we do not honor the Sarah Coventry "lifetime guarantee".
I am not qualified to and do not appraise jewelry. Also note that this website does not list jewelry on consignment.
Sarah Coventry vintage jewelry came with a variety of markings, depending on the date the piece was manufactured: SAC, Sarah Cov, SC, Sarah Coventry, Sarah, Coventry. Some of the early pieces of Sarah Coventry are not marked at all. In most cases, I do not list which marking a particular piece has. If you need to know this information, including whether or not the item is marked or the type of mark it has, please e-mail me prior to ordering.
At Amazing Vintage Jewelry, we are very particular about the condition of the jewelry we sell. You will notice that we never use the term "MINT" condition. There is a reason... Most of our jewelry is 25-50 years old. The term "MINT" condition refers to the condition of an item at the time it is produced. We feel that there are very few, if any, items that look the same way they did 50 years ago. So instead, we refer to unworn, like-new items as "EXCELLENT" condition. "VERY GOOD" condition refers to items that are in excellent condition, but we may or may not be able to verify if they have ever been worn or not. Any time we use the term "VINTAGE" condition, there may be signs of light or normal wear, and usually this wear is noted in the description. Any items with excess wear will be noted, although most of the time, items with excessive wear will not be listed on this website. Our goal is a happy, satisfied customer who will return to our website and shop again.
HOW TO ORDER:
To order using a credit card, click on the "ORDER" button to the far right of the item that you want to order. This will place your item in your shopping cart.
When paying by check or money order, please jot down the item numbers and prices of the items that you want to order and e-mail me with your order, and I will reply to you with your total, including shipping/handling and sales tax charges. If you are mailing your payment, it must be received within 10 days after placing your order or your merchandise will be returned to stock.
PLEASE make sure to double-check your ship-to address. Any packages returned to me due to the customer entering the wrong address will be subject to a second shipping charge. If you do not want the package re-shipped, you will be issued a refund for the jewelry only - original shipping charges are non-refundable if the package was shipped according to the information that you entered into your order.
Your jewelry will be wrapped in bubble wrap inside a cardboard jewelry box for protection during shipping. Please make sure you understand that this is not new jewelry. Some shipments will combine several of your items in one cardboard jewelry box. Gift boxes ARE available at no extra charge...if you would like each of your items shipped with a gift box, please indicate this in the COMMENTS section of your order.
MOST ITEMS SHOWN ARE IN STOCK - HOWEVER, I AM HUMAN AND SOMETIMES FORGET TO MARK SOMETHING THAT IS OUT OF STOCK. IF THE ITEM THAT YOU ORDER IS NOT AVAILABLE, I WILL ZERO OUT THAT ITEM ON YOUR ORDER AND YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED AND I WILL SHIP THE ITEMS ON YOUR ORDER THAT ARE IN STOCK.
Sales tax is charged on all orders shipped within North Carolina.
Shipping costs are not negotiable.
Orders are normally shipped within 2-3 business days via US Postal Service ONLY - no UPS or FedEx. Packaging includes a small USPS Priority Mail box. If you insist on other packaging, there will be a $3.00 surcharge added to your final cost on top of the normal shipping charge for packaging and the time/travel involved in having to go to the post office. Additionally, I am not responsible for any damages occurred in shipping.
PLEASE NOTE THAT I CANNOT GUARANTEE DELIVERY DATES!! The Post Office is very good with most US shipments, and they usually arrive within 2-5 days of shipping. However, I cannot be responsible for what they do with the package after it leaves my hands.
For US customers, insurance is automatically included on all Priority Mail orders - this protects you against any damage that may occur during shipping or the total loss of your package. Delivery Confirmation is also required and included in the shipping cost for US customers. If you insist on not insuring the package, your items will be shipped at YOUR risk...if lost by the post office, your money will not be refunded. Also, if you request that a package over $50 be left at your door or in your mailbox if you are not at home, it cannot be insured...therefore, YOU assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage and your money will not be refunded. Packages insured for less than $50 do not require a signature and will automatically be left in your mailbox. Packages insured for more than $50 DO REQUIRE A SIGNATURE. If you are not home to sign for your box, you will probably have to pick up your package at your post office. If this is a problem or you feel you would be too inconvenienced to pick up a package valued at over $50 at the post office, please do not order. When I receive your order with the payment, I will assume that you have read this policy and understand these guidelines.
Shipping and handling charges are calculated automatically if you are paying by credit card.
** Orders that are returned to me (by the post office or by the customer) will be refunded for the amount of the jewelry only. Shipping charges are non-refundable.
For most orders, there is a small handling charge. This covers the cost of bubble wrap, packing materials, and office supplies. US Shipping/Handling rates are as follows and are subject to change without notice:
AMOUNT of US order Shipping/Handling
$ 1.00 to $49.99 S/H = $ 7.75
$ 50.00 to $99.99 S/H = $ 8.50
$ 100.00 to $199.99 S/H = $10.00
$ 200.00 to $399.99 S/H = $12.50
$ 400.00 to $599.99 S/H = $16.95
$ 600.00 to $799.99 S/H = $21.95
$ 800.00 to $999.99 S/H = $24.95
$1000.00 to $1499.99 S/H = $28.00
$1500.00 and up S/H = $34.95
Also note that I do not ship on Saturdays. As part of the USPS cut backs, my post office is now closed on Saturday.
When I receive your order with the payment, I will assume that you have read this policy and agree to these terms.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - Please note that the ONLY methods of international shipping will be USPS Priority International or Express Mail International - you must choose INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING during the checkout process. ALL international orders will be properly documented as "merchandise" on the customs forms and will be listed at the PRICE YOU PAID. The duties/tariffs that YOUR country requires you to pay are completely out of my control, and are your responsibility. Prices are in US dollars. International banks will most likely charge a conversion fee for international orders.
International shipping costs begin at $33.95 for a Priority International Flat Rate package up to $200 value. This price is based on what the post office charges me and is non-negotiable. Unfortunately once the package leaves my hands, the delivery time is out of my control. Customs can be quick, but I have also know packages to take 4-6 weeks to clear customs.
Also note that for International credit cards, there may be a 10-day waiting period prior to shipping after your purchase is charged.
Also note that if you choose an option other than INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING, your order will be cancelled.
RETURN POLICY - THIS IS IMPORTANT, SO PLEASE READ PRIOR TO PLACING YOU ORDER:
Our Amazing Vintage Jewelry is described as accurately as possible. Please e-mail us with any questions you have prior to placing your order.
Please note that I will gladly refund your purchase price if you need to return an item within 20 days of the purchase date. However, shipping costs are not refundable, and the customer is also responsible for return shipping charges. If you are returning an item, please let me know so that I can watch for it and alert you when I receive it. I also ask that the merchandise be returned in the SAME packaging as it was shipped to you. Returns shipped back in packaging other than the original packaging may be refused unless I have authorized the return to be shipped back in different packaging. The merchandise must be in the same condition that it was in when I shipped it. You will receive credit for your return as soon as I receive it. Therefore, I highly encourage that you purchase postal insurance on all returned packages - if I do not receive the package, or receive it damaged, I cannot credit your account.
IMPORTANT ***** Any items that need to be returned should be shipped back to me within 20 days of the date it was purchased - to be received by ME no later than 30 days after your purchase date.***** Returned items received by me after 30 days MAY BE REFUSED and returned to you OR customers may be issued a store credit for the merchandise received after 30 days - this is at our discretion, depending on the circumstances. ***PLEASE NOTE - ANY ITEM returned WITHOUT the original Sarah Coventry box and/or card that was shipped to you will be subject to a 25% surcharge for that item.
When I receive your order with the payment, I will assume that you have read this policy and agree to follow these guidelines.
Any attempts to circumvent this clearly written procedure will be turned over to legal counsel.
We make every attempt to keep our website up to date, but occasionally an item is not available for purchase even when the website shows that it is in stock. If your order is for that one item only, we will contact you to inform you that the item is not available. If your order contains other items, we will ship the items that are available, indicate on your receipt that the other items are out of stock and you will not be charged for the items that were not shipped.
When you purchase from me, you are automatically included on my "PREFERRED CUSTOMER" mailing list. I send out an e-mail every month with NEW ADDITIONS to my website. If you prefer NOT to be included in these mailings, please put "DO NOT ADD TO MAILING LIST" in the comments section of your order. If you are already receiving my mailings and do not wish to continue receiving them, all you have to do is reply to the e-mail with the word "REMOVE" in the subject line. I will gladly respect your wishes.
The only catalog that we offer is the on-line listing (the website). There is no brick and mortar store. Also, there is no printed catalog, as many of our items are one-of-a-kind, and therefore our inventory changes daily.
Please note that I am in no way affiliated with the Sarah Coventry company. I purchase used and previously owned jewelry from estate sales. All of the jewelry on this website has been previously owned and the majority has been gently worn.
RIGHTS OF THE SELLER:
1)Seller reserves the right to cancel any order at any time. This includes, but is not limited to, orders via suspicious credit cards, orders via credit cards shipping to an address other than the one where the credit card bill is received, and orders to customers who we feel have an excessive amount of returns.
2)Seller reserves the right to request photocopies or faxed copies of the actual credit card being used along with the customer's photo ID on credit card orders that appear, in our opinion, to be potentially fraudulent.
3)Seller's policies, procedures, and rules including, but not limited to, shipping and return policies and procedures, are subject to change at any time, with or without notice.
4)Seller reserves the right to utilize stock photos of items as long as the descriptive information about that item matches the actual item that is shipped to the customer
5)Seller reserves the right to ship an item without the original box if that item is not currently in stock in the original box.
6)Seller reserves the right to refuse to ship an item if it is not in the condition as listed on the website
7)Seller reserves the right to refuse to sell to or to refuse to ship to any customer for any reason the seller may have and the seller will not be required to disclose the reason for this decision.
PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTIONS:
**PLEASE NOTE: Most website photos and descriptions are originals and are copyrighted by Amazing Vintage Jewelry. They may not be used without written consent...this includes eBay. Any copyright infringements will be prosecuted through legal channels.
It is the buyer's responsibility to read all policy and procedure information on this page and the ABOUT ME page, as well as the information provided in the checkout process, PRIOR to placing an order. The buyer is also responsible for carefully reading and understanding the merchandise descriptions provided on this website prior to placing an order. Any questions or assumptions by the buyer should be addressed and/or clarified with the seller prior to placing an order. Our contact information has been clearly provided for this reason.
Please e-mail us with any other questions or concerns that you may have. Due to the increasing number of phone calls between midnight and 8 am, I will no longer be providing my home/business phone number. Our normal operating hours are 9 AM - 4 PM EST Monday thru Friday, although that does vary.
THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING WITH AMAZING VINTAGE JEWELRY!!