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Ordering Information:

If you are ordering, please use the 'Add to Cart' button for that item. All the information you need to complete your order is on the checkout page that will pop up after you put an item in your shopping cart.

Please note: All items are available as one(1) each. There are not, as a rule, duplicates of any item. Most are vintage items, and no longer made. I have only the one (1) item you see on the site available. We reserve the right to cancel any order if item is not available or we find it not as originally described. All items are subject to prior sale. We do our best to have correct and up to date info on the site, however inventory availability and pricing mistakes are occasionally made made and we reserve the right to cancel any order for any reason and refund payment, if payment was made. 

What Does that Sign Mean?

Some items have special signs next to them in the shopping cart.  Here is an explanation of what those signs mean...

A  "Sold" sign means an item is no longer available, it has been paid for and shipped and is in the archives section of the website.

All items are automatically placed on "HOLD" when an order is received. It is not an indication of payment status. A "Hold" sign means that order is in process. Items are marked sold and either moved to archives or deleted after a couple of weeks. Occasionally hold items have a sale pending but not complete. If you are interested in an item on hold, please check with us first regarding availability. 
***Items placed in your shopping cart but not completed through checkout and submitted as an order, but payment is not received, are not placed on hold or considered sold. Items in your shipping cart but not checked out are not visible to us and are not to be considered on hold or sold. Having an item in your cart DOES NOT guarantee availability. While we try to mark items as sold or held quickly once paid for, sometimes more than one order will come through for an item not yet marked. Priority will be given to the first order received.

Items are NOT considered sold until we complete payment processing, which is a manual process. You will receive a web store autogenerated order confirmation, however, we may still need to approve credit card processing manually. This is for your protection. If we do not, for any reason, receive your payment or can not complete your payment, you will receive an email from please add this to your contact list. If you question whether or not you payment has processed, please reach out via email or phone. Items may be placed on hold for 24 for hours while we try to contact you regarding payment, however this is at our sole descretion and if ew do not get a response, we will release the item(s) back to available. 

"Inquire" signs mean the item is either on display in another local venue or has been loaned out to a publication or production and will be returned. Please inquire about these items as they are usually still available. We can either retrieve it from our cases or let you know when it might be back from loan and available for sale. 


Emails & Security

Please be aware; our host provider has taken proactive steps to control SPAM. Emails sent outside of our shopping cart may be blocked by our host or filitered to junk mail and not received by us. The cart is for your security and information contained therein is secure and confidential. 

We have a comprehensive fraud protection policy. Emails must include a name, not numbers. These are known to be 'burner' emails and will not be accepted. We check addresses and they must be verifiable and all orders originating outside of the the US must all be able to be verified. IP addressed are checked and monitored for authenticity. Credit card fraud is rampant and we are vigilant to portent ourselves and victims of credit card theft. We reserve the right to cancel any order that raises red flags or appears to be suspicion. We will advise of the cancellation and no credit card will be charged. If you have a question about any such cancellation you may appeal to us via email. 

Also note: users MUST have cookies enabled in order to use our shopping cart secure submission (SSL) page. If you are having trouble with entering your credit card info, please go to your preferences in your browser and enable cookies. If that doesn't work, please email us with your order, fax it to 805-473-0894 or phone 805-458-2743. If you do not wish to use the shopping cart, please make sure to put the word 'order' in your email subject heading or the word 'inquiry'. This will help make sure your email is not filtered as Spam. Also, please make sure not to send a blank subject line. This might be filtered by our host as Spam.

If you are not getting a response to emails or a confirmation for your order, it is likely we have not received it or it was filtered. on YOUR side. ALL orders are confirmed with a tracking number either via Paypal or via email, so if you don't get that email, it may mean we did not get your order but more likely, it means you are not seeing our confirmation, especially Gmail and Yahoo users.. PLEASE make sure to check your spam folder for our confirmation and add '' to your address book to insure you receive anything from us. If you do not receive an email response from us, please DO NOT assume we are ignoring you and check on your end. If you believe we did not get your email. Please click the little phone icon in the top right corner of all pages, use the Contact US link below, try using one of our alternate email at or or call at 805-458-2743. Please be sure to leave a message including day and time. We are VERY easy to reach, so if we don't respond within a day, PLEASE use one of these numerous other methods to get in touch.

Payment Information

Garden Party Collection accepts the following forms of payment via secure (SSL) online shopping cart:
American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal check, money order, Paypal ( & layaway. Billing address, email and card security code (CVV2) are REQUIRED on all credit card orders. All credit card info is received encrypted, and handled in accordance with PCI compliance. If you do not provide this info, or it does not match bank info, your order can not be processed and may be cancelled. All orders are processed electronically and checked for address and code match. We reserve the right to cancel any order which does not have CVV2 and AVS match. 

Some credit cards are declined due to a bank's fraud protection. If your card is declined, we will let you know so you can contact your bank. We are not responsible for any of this info, it is your private info and between you and your bank. If you bank block a purchase, you must approve the purchase directly with your bank, we can not interfere. Please check with your bank for info on why your purchase was blocked. 

All payments must be in US dollars and all payments must be made within two (2) days of the order date, except for check/MO payments, which must be received withing ten (10) days. Items with pending payments will be marked with a 'hold' tag on the site until payment is received and processed. If payment is not received within specified time, the order will be cancelled, notification of cancellation will be made via email and items returned to inventory.


Layaway terms are 1/3 down, non-refundable deposit, balance due within 60 days of order date and is available only on orders of $100.00 or more. Any layaway not paid in full in the 60 day period will once again be offered for sale on the website, as part of inventory. After the 60 day period, balance may be paid in full as long as item remains available. Please note regarding layaway returns: While all items on the site are under the 100% satisfaction guarantee and can be returned, layaway items may be returned for store credit only.

If you wish to use another form of payment, you must contact us first, for authorization.
Our shopping cart generates an invoice detailing all order info and emails it to the address you submit with the form. Additionally, we will confirm receiving your order within 48 hours via a second email, which will include shipment date. Please be sure you submit a valid, working email address. We will not be able to process your order if we can't get a hold of you.

Credit Cards

Garden Party Collection reserves the right to refuse any order that does not provide a valid, working email address or where customer information is unclear or suspicious. All credit card orders are subject to address verification and authorization, and require a current phone number and billing address. Any order received without current and valid contact information is subject to cancellation.

Many banks are now frequently declining out-of-state or out-of-usual-buying-pattern credit card transactions in an effort to protect consumers and merchants from internet fraud. Our auto-generated web store message will not indicate that the sale did not go through. Instead, if there is a card decline or other issue, you will receive an email from us from We will advise payment status and your bank would be able to tell you the reason for any decline. If it is a security issue, you will be able to authorize the charge with your bank and we can re-submit the payment. These issues will be addressed as they happen. Garden Parrty Collection is GPG secure and compliant and we encourage the credit card industries effort to keep us all secure. 

International Orders

International orders are gladly accepted, all international orders MUST be placed through the site's shopping cart system. All int'l orders may be subject to customs/taxes fees to be paid by the recipient at the discretion of the country you're in. We have no control over customs/import charges and are not responsible for any charges incurred in your country upon receipt of any order from Garden Party Collection.  We reserve the right to verify foreign IP, domain, shipping and credit card information and the right to cancel any order in which verification cannot be obtained. Due to rampant credit card fraud from some countries, we may opt not to accept credit cards from those countries. We will not accept any order with an Indonesia, any African Nation or Georgia (the country, not the state) IP address, domain, host, email address, billing or shipping address. No exceptions.

International orders can be subject to address verification and may require a fax of cardholder signature and copy of credit card, front and back, to 805-473-0894. 

Garden Party Collection reserves the right to cancel any order which does not comply with these policies.

Shipping Information

All orders will be shipped and processed within 1-3 days of receiving your order and a tracking number emailed once we send.  If you do not receive the email with this info, PLEASE check your SP*M folder. ALL orders will be sent to the address you provide on your order form. YOU are responsible for providing correct shipping address info and we will not refund shipping charges do to customer error. 

Standard shipping in the US is via USPS (US Postal Service) either air mail or priority service at our discretion, transit time 2-7 days in the US. PLEASE NOTE: We can not guarantee transit times. We also can not guarantee that a shipment's tracking number will be scanned. Please know that if we generate a label, the item has been taken to the post office. Please be patient. Feel free to contact us, we are here to help, and if you wish an alternate form of shipping, we are happy to quote a new cost. We will ship all expedited orders next day. PayPal order shave a tracking number attached to your payment within PayPal. Credit card orders will receive a separate email with your tracking number, be sure to white list to receive email about your order. 

Standard shipping outsde the US is via first class Air Mail and transit time can take anywhere from 1-6 weeks depending on the country and is beyond US postal control. Tracking may not available for any first class mail shipments, though a tracking number will be provided. Expedited shipping is available via Global Priority service and is 6-10 days transit time, We will ship all expedited orders next day. 

Shipment tracking is available via USPS website at, we will provide a tracking number for all Priority shipments. Tracking is not always available with Int'l Air Mail service.

All US priority shipments over $50.00 are insured and STANDRD shipping is FREE. All iternational first class shipments of $100.00 have FREE shipping. Due to the high rate of package theft from mailboxes and porches, orders with high value will be sent 'signature required'. We are not responsible for damage in transit, loss or theft  if insurance is declined, or there if no proof of delivery signature. 

International standard Air mail orders are not insured, though insurance can be requested at additional cost. Insurance may not be available to all countries.

Shipping STANDARD and PRIORITY costs are as follows:

US ORDERS Standard Shipping First Class (2-5 days) or Priority (2-3 days) = FREE all orders shipped to US addresses
US ORDERS Expedited - transit 1-2 days guaranteed = $24.00

Overnight shipping via UPS is available, $40.00, ships same day is ordered before noon PST. 

Canada/Mexico ORDERS Standard 1st Class Air Mail (5-21 days tracking may not be available) = $14.00, FREE for orders over $150.00
Canada/Mexico ORDERS Global Priority Mail (6-10) days tracking not always available) = $35.00

All other INT'L ORDERS 1Standard 1st Class Air Mail 5-21 days (no time guarantee, can take several weeks) = $20.00, FREE for orders over $150.00
All other INT'L ORDERS Global Priority 6-10 days = $35.00

Please note: Int'l orders submitted with US shipping charges will be sent via international air mail and the difference in cost automatically charged to your Paypal or credit card. Please select the correct shipping method in our shopping cart when placing your order. Air mail typically takes between 1-3 weeks, longer to some countries and there is not tracking available. Once it is sent, we have no way of knowing how long it might take. 

Garden Party is not responsible for loss or damage on US shipment where insurance has been declined.

Garden Party Collection is NOT responsible for ANY postal theft, damage or loss or customs hold in other countries. Some countries take longer than the stated delivery times, so be patient. Some countries have known postal problems and once a package leaves the US, it is in the hands of the receiving country's postal service. If tracking was not purchased, we have no control over finding a package stuck in another country's postal or customs service. We are not responsible for length of delibvery time. 

***ITALY has rampant internal postal issues, including theft, corruption and extremely long delays. Any orders shipped to Italy REQUIRE a traceable form of shipment, air mail service is NOT available on any order shipping to Italy. Please contact us in advance with any questions or concerns. Garden Party Collection is NOT responsible for any delays or losses on Italian shipments.

Shipping cost is determined by order amount via the pull down menu on the first page of your shopping cart.
USPS Express and UPS next air delivery are also available via the pull-down menu at additional charge. Items are shipped promptly pending payment authorization,

Credit cards, Paypal and money orders ship within 1-2 days. If paid via personal check; ship in 7-10 days after receipt of check.


You will receive a shipping confirmation email  within 24-48 hours after your order is placed confirming availability and informing you of your ship date and tracking information. Ship dates are occasionally delayed due to out-of-office occurrences, you will be notified in your confirmation email of any shipping delays. Please whitelist ''. We have been having trouble with aggressive email filtering, especially if you use gmail and yahoo accounts. We are not responsible for email not received on your side, check your spam and/or junk folders. 

If a package is lost and was insured, claims will be handled by us, refund given only when claim is complete. Claims can not be filed until 30 days after package was shipped (45 days for international). If package is lost and insurance was not available/purchased for that order, Garden Party Collection will NOT be responsible.

If you have a special shipping request, we will do our best to accommodate, please don't hesitate to fill out the special instructions box on your order form or contact us directly via email or phone. If you have a RUSH order, please call, to guarantee we see your order quickly enough.

Registered, insured or Express Global shipping MAY be available to some countries, email us for availability and cost. Customs documents are filled out using the correct amount of purchase and the description 'used fashion accessory' is used, the item will be checked as 'merchandise'.

If your requirements are different, please let us know so we may discuss. Garden Party Collection is NOT responsible for customs fees, duty or any other fees or taxes levied by any country upon receipt of any item purchased from us. International buyers are responsible for any or all import fees/taxes/duties.

Satisfaction Guarantee

We have a 100% satisfaction policy! We want you to be happy with your purchase so please be sure to read all descriptions and size and condition info. All items are original and unrestored unless otherwise stated. These are vintage items, previously used (in most cases) and ARE NOT PERFECT nor BRAND NEW (unless noted as never worn or mint with original tags or box).
Returns accepted for FULL refund of purchase price excluding shipping/insurance, you MUST notify us within 72 hours via email or phone upon receipt for return authorization. Once notified we will confirm via email (PLEASE add our email to your address book to ensure you receive our response) and we will confirm your return request and email you a PDF of a first class mailing label for you to use. Label will be show same address as we original shipped to, if you return from a different location, you are responsible for additional postage. Once we have received the items back, and confirm they are in same condition as originally sent, we will issue refund to the original method of payment you used for purchase. Exceptions are the few items marked 'as is', these items can not be returned for any reason and layaway items, which can be returned for store credit only. **Note: If you are purchasing for a gift and need some extra time on our return policy, please get in touch either by phone or email prior to purchasing to make special arrangements. 

Items must be received back within 7 days from notice of return and MUST be shipped back to us insured. Items not received within ten (10) days ware subject to a 25% re-stocking charge. NO exceptions. Items returned after 30 days will NOT be eligible for refund unless arrangements have been approved prior to purchase. Return shipping charges will not be refunded except with prior authorization.
Refunds will be made only after receipt of returned merchandise in same condition as originally shipped and pictured on this site. Itms exchanged, used or altered in any way will not be accepted for refund. 25% re-stocking charge WILL BE ASSESSED if items are returned without prior authorization or returned without following these written guidelines. Items returned in different condition than originally shipped will not be accepted and refund will not be issued.

**Special note: we are not interested in buying back pieces at a future date that were bought from us. Items may not be sent back to be traded in for store credit beyond our 7 day return policy. No exceptions! For our protection, refunds will only be given on diamond jewelry once it has been ascertained, by our certified jeweler, that the stone(s) returned is the one shipped.

Please note:
We are not responsible for shipping damage or loss. Items which are insured and arrive damaged or are lost will be handled via claim with the US postal service. We are happy to assist in the paperwork for any claims necessary. We are not responsible for uninsured items, and can not to be held responsible for any items (insured or not) which are delayed, lost or damaged by the post office or any other shipper. The post office requires a 30 day waiting period on items lost, we can not begin claim proceedings or refund for those items until after that 30 days.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about this policy, your satisfaction is important.

Condition Rating

= Almost new condition, no noticeable flaws, dull, dark or yellow stones, virtually no plating or enamel loss

Very Good =
some minor signs of wear or age i.e. slight wear to plate or enamel, minor foil damage possible on a couple of stones, etc. Rhinestone may be slightly dull or a few with a slight yellow tinge, but still with lots of sprakle. Flaws will be minor and just enough to downgrade from 'excellent'. See item description for additional specifics, if necessary.

Good =
clear signs of wear and age, specifics pointed out in item description. Noticeable plating and/or enamel loss, dull, yellow or graying stones, obviously replaced stones.

= major condition problems i.e. broken pin stems, serious wear, deterioration of stones, missing stones. Pricing has been reduced due to condition issues.

Please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions about our condition rating.

Our position on restoration:

Garden Party Collection vintage jewelry is in its original condition. We do not restore plating, enamel or completely re-stone pieces. For the most part, rhinestones are all original, though we do reserve the right to occasionally replace a missing stone or two. We ask you to be aware that our jewelry is, for the most part, 40 years old or older, please do not expect vintage pieces to look like they were purchased yesterday. Even pieces in excellent condition with no flaws or damage may not look brand new. If there are flaws, damage or noticeable signs of age it will be mentioned in the condition. Some items will have repairs, generally these are 'as found' though we will occasionally send a piece out for repair and will alway mention any repairs as part of the overall condition.

Many vintage jewelry dealers do have vintage items completely restored to 'as new' condition. Our years of experience have given us feedback that most jewelry buyers and collectors prefer original, unrestored condition, and they can then restore or not according to their particular specifications. We feel is is our job to represent vintage items accurately, not to alter the original design and materials of collectable jewelry.

A word about attributions:

The word 'attribute' is used to indicate that something is not signed, but has been positively identified as being made by a certain company, designer or artist, or in a specific country. We only make an attribution if we're positive, however attributions are, by definition, an opinion. If we're not positive, we'll note in the description that it can possibly be attributed to, or is 'maybe made' by whomever. Attributions are based on nearly 3 decades of experience with vintage costume jewelry, and a library of over 150 reference books specifically relating to vintage costume jewelry. We are very careful with the attributions we make and can back up our opinion. If you have any question about any attribution on the site, please don't hesitate to email or call, we're happy to explain and/or offer references.

Miscellaneous FAQ:

  1. How much did a sold item sell for?  We do not disclose purchase prices of sold items.  
  2. I have some old jewelry, can I trade it for something in your store? Sorry, but no thank you. Our inventory is specifically purchased for this store and we have a whole lot more than you see. We do not do trades. 
  3. I have my grandmother's jewelry, how much is it worth? Please visit our evaluation page for details on how to purchase an evaluation of items you own.
  4. I have my grandmothers jewelry, do you want to buy it? Maybe. We'll need picture and your price. We do not set the purchase price or make offers online. It is unethical to evaluate a price and then buy the same item. So, we will evaluate OR buy, not both. We do love to buy and have had great  experiences, so please get in touch via email or contact page.
  5. I havre additional info on an item I see in the store. Do you want this info? YES, we do. We are always looking for additional, verified info about vintage items. 

In accordance with the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"), we want to clarify how personal information we have gathered about you is used when doing business with us. Your personal information is NEVER sold to third parties and is only used by service providers and ourselves to deliver services/products you have personally requested/ordered. These "service providers" can include such services as freight/delivery companies (ie., USPS, UPS, FedEx) to physically deliver products you have ordered. If we offer an email list option, we only use email list services where you will always have the ability to opt-in or opt-out of receiving email information and updates from us.