Frequently Asked Questions
Do you buy antiques?
We do purchase antiques but we are very selective due to our inventory space and what is currently selling. Right now we are mostly interested in estate jewelry and period lighting pieces. We are not interested in furniture at this time.
If you have something that fits or you think we’d be interested in then you can get ahold of us using the contact page on the website, by phone (1-501-624-3370), or by coming into the store.
Do you know anyone else who buys antiques?
The Hot Springs Antique & Collectibles Dealers Association (which we are a proud part of!) has a collection of other antique, vintage, and flea market stores in and around Hot Springs, AR. The following Facebook link has contact information for all of them: https://www.facebook.com/hsacda/
Do you appraise? What is my item worth?
We do offer appraisals. Our appraisal specialist is Trista Reon and her rate is $50/hour. You can either contact us through the website or call/drop by the store to talk to her. She is there all days except Thursday and Sunday.
We ship via USPS Priority Mail and always include insurance on the item equal to it’s worth. (The insurance is included in the sale price.) For more expensive items, this does mean an increase in shipping price but we feel it’s better to be safe than sorry!
Our processing time is typically 1-2 business days. We will notify you when we ship and include the USPS tracking number (when applicable).
Returns and Exchanges
Our business is to sell vintage or antique items. As such, these pieces have history and are often worn or lightly worn. We try our best to describe the condition of the pieces and include pictures from all angles, but if you feel we have made an error please contact us. We can work out a return or exchange from there.
Please note there is a 10% restocking fee on returned items. All returned items must be in the same condition they were shipped in.
How old is this item? When was it from?
We wish we could provide exact eras, dates, and histories but often this simply isn’t the case. We receive a lot of our stock from estate sales or private sellers and this information doesn’t usually come with an item.
If we do specify an exact date or era, then it is usually based on the maker’s mark or some other identifying trait you can trust.
Some jewelry we are able to make approximations of based on their style (i.e. art deco styled jewelry is roughly from the 1920s) but this is by no means exact.
Speculating and researching are part of the fun of antiques!
Can this ring be sized?
Most rings can be sized reliably up or down two sizes by a trusted jeweler. Some can be sized more than that depending on the design of the ring.
The hardest rings to resize are those with filigree or designs that wrap around the entire ring. Eternity rings (rings with stones inset around the entire piece) cannot be resized.
If in doubt, contact us and we’ll let you know. We have plenty of experience.
Why do I keep seeing all these tiny ring sizes? Do you hate me?
We absolutely do not hate you! It’s no secret that our ancestors were much smaller people and some of these antique rings are itty bitty. But that’s no reason they should sit morosely in a dusty case when they could be worn on your finger, dazzling in the sun and living through new adventures!
See the above FAQ answer to learn about resizing rings.