One of the wonderful things about the pace and ease with which we can make purchases anywhere and have them arrive wherever we are, is a beautiful, sometimes sparkly world is just a click away. We’re of course talking about jewelry, beloved by most humans and can be both fun, fancy and sizable, shiny investments.
We thought we’d share a couple of vintage and/or unique jewelry sites that have our inner magpie coming back to, time and again. BorderBuddy is in no way affiliated with these sites, we just love them and thought you might, too. The first is Broken English Jewelry, which sells unique modern pieces, beautifully crafted antique rings, necklaces, broaches and even homewares.
A few clicks into their dreamy Instagram page where they’ve amassed well over 100K fans of the finer things, and you can see why they’re one of the most sought out vintage jewelry sites on the world wide web.
Another site we keep coming back to is Erica Weiner Jewelry. This Portland, Oregon-based purveyor of fine antique jewelry and hidden, sometimes restored, treasures is a woman-founded and run business with a very cool origin story. The two founders – one majored in art history and one in anthropology, and the result? Stunningly curated collections of pieces from the Victorian era, the Georgian era, pre-20th century, even turn-of-the-century times are like a glimmering visual promenade through history at its most gilded. Pop over to their Instagram page and join 140K other lovers of luxe and imagine yourself just a little sparklier.
Your wish lists don’t have to stay as wishes, it’s easier than ever to securely get your precious goods across any borders, anywhere. Our free customs calculator will let you know before you buy, just how much the final price of your item will cost. No sticker shock, so when your treasures get to you, you’re not struck by unexpected, sizable duties or tariffs.
One caveat – buyer beware extends to buying “Certified Vintage”
All that glitters isn’t always gold, and all that’s marked vintage isn’t always…old? New twist on an old adage. All jokes aside, there are enough scammers of “certified” authentic or vintage jewelry that the government of Canada has issued a list of companies to watch out for when shopping. There are lots of ways to protect yourself from falling victim to a fake diamond or fraudulent, made in China in 2022 “vintage” piece. If you have any uncertainty about buying something, you can always reach out to one of our friendly (and fashionable!) BorderBuddy agents and ask them any questions.
When you use BorderBuddy, you’re usually shopping for items of greater value, that you trust us to help get to you safely and without hassles or headaches at the border. Now, let’s get shopping! Don’t forget to try our free duty calculator, it may help make your wish list feel more attainable.