Deja Vu Jewelry

4 Apr

Nyjolejewellery $60
Belcanto $98
Tztudioa $65
Luxedeluxe $88


Shop: NYLightMetals
Shop: BrooklynArts



27 Responses to “Deja Vu Jewelry”

  1. you suck April 4, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    so are they resellers or just selling jewelry with similar parts a la the octopus phenomenon?

  2. Nicole April 4, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    What’s the callout? They are all slightly different. Is this yet another lame callout about people using the same parts?

  3. um no April 4, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    If you notice, the last two use the same photo for the same pair of earrings. So no, not a lame callout. NYLightMetals sales are fricken nuts. Thanks Etsy! and

  4. angryjeweler April 4, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    I don’t think the first group of shops needs to be called out – they’re just using the same supplies – they all seem to add their own version of a wrapped pearl to the findings. They’re not resellers.
    The 2nd group, though – those clover studs don’t appear to be handmade – they’re exactly the same (note the listing for the silver ones also has a gold pair in the shop that are exactly like the others) and it doesn’t look like the sellers hand-affixed the posts or anything..

  5. DannyGirl April 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    WOAH! people disagreeing with the poster? i’ve never actually seen this before on this site.
    but no… they dont look like resellers. there are plenty of octopi and keys and cabochons and alice in wonderland junk, but most of it isnt reselling, just awfully similar

  6. PussDaddy April 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    They look like resellers to me.

  7. Life During Wartime April 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    The earrings at bridal callout link #4 have been deleted from Etsy (by the seller, I’d guess).

    All 4 of the bridal earrings pairs are a commercial product purchased wholesale as a finished earring (not a finding!) and slightly modified by the seller to make it Etsy legal. And altered commercial items are not in violation of the TOU.

    The resin cloverleaf jewelry is commercial and widely available. It’s been called out before, to no effect. So the sellers have convinced Etsy they are glueing the clover elements to the posts.

    I do, however, think the growth of copycat simple assembly, and slightly altered commercial, products on Etsy and the other handmade sites is worth a discussion and comment. In tough economic times, more people feel safer overpaying for a bland widely available item than opting for the unique, at the same price point, IMO.

  8. iona April 4, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Yes, they ARE resellers. Do you think they just all randomly bought an earring thing (sorry don’t know the right word) that was totally complete and embellished, but just happened to have two empty circles at the bottom of it? And they all just happened to hang pearls from it? None of those were made by the seller. Yeah, they’re all slightly different, doesn’t mean they aren’t resellers. Look at the whole shop. All of that stuff is from alibaba – the wedding tiaras, the silk flowers, the rhinestone jewelry. They’re all resellers.

    I disagree with Callin Out on Etsy ALL the time and this is a good call out.

  9. Nicole April 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    I find it really irritating that without any proof or links of PROOF people so freely state YES THEY ARE RESELLERS. The components are all widely available. They all have Swarovski pearls hanging from them. Get over it. I could go through Etsy and find hundreds of examples of multiple sellers selling the same charm/pendant/component it nearly identical ways. This is not new, nor is it against Etsy TOU.

  10. Stacey April 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    The first 3 pairs of earrings are all different. The dangles are all different. #1 has a pearl w/ a bead cap, #2 is just a pearl, and #3 has a pearl, a bead and another pearl. I don’t think it’s an “altered commercial item”. I think it’s a case of sellers using the same components.

  11. Sammy April 4, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    I’ve been flagging NYLightMetaltards and BrooklynAss forever. Doesn’t do a damn bit of good.

  12. Teri April 4, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    Stacey April 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    The first 3 pairs of earrings are all different. The dangles are all different. #1 has a pearl w/ a bead cap, #2 is just a pearl, and #3 has a pearl, a bead and another pearl. I don’t think it’s an “altered commercial item”. I think it’s a case of sellers using the same components.


    THIS! If you actually LOOK at each of the listings in the first group, yes, they are all using the same chandelier component (not a crime) BUT the dangles are each completely different and obviously done by each individual seller. Which is completely Etsy legal. I’m really surprised that no one noticed this before screaming reseller and tarnishing these sellers.

  13. oneangrybird April 4, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    The laughable ‘Etsy legal’ is so embarrassing and downright ridiculous it makes me shutter to admit I sell my jewelry on Etsy… I just don’t get it as far as Etsy is concerned…

    but…. these faux bridal jewelry shops are dirty rotten scoundrels and are basically leading the customer on which in my book is considered dishonest. They present themselves as “handcrafted jewelry makers” which to everyone except those who sell on Etsy, means the designer/assember actually “made” part of something!

    Are those of you who claim ECO is unfair to call this out, yada yada, really going to tell me that every piece of crap in nyejolijewellery has been altered by her in some way?

    How about these:

    Seriously, she glues cabochons onto the dangle part of the earring?? The earwire is manufactured and the dangle looks to be also.

    At least the ‘bird on a branch team’ wire wrap the branch to a chain – ha ha! and really I can’t believe that crap is legal either.

    nyejoliewhatever does not say one word about her process or anything remotely to do with design – that is about the only honest thing she does – EXCEPT by leaving that type of information out she is letting customers ASSUME she ‘makes’ this jewelry. Dishonest, sly, playing the system…it is sad and discouraging.

    And, why would so many others want to be all alike and hang pearls off of a rhinestone finding??? – I would think a true deigner/artist/serious assembler would at least hang rubies or something to give it some uniqueness.

    Just boggles the mind …

    It’s a racket – a sham – a con – and it looks so bad – I can’t believe any of you can justify this is good for Etsy!
    Oh, and by the way – I used nyjolie as my example only because she was the first one listed.

    I am now going to go and look at the others.

  14. Brenda April 4, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    Don’t be so dramatic. No one screamed reseller. The post is titled “deja vu”. They are all similar. Are the octopus items all identical? No but they are similar in nature from the core component. Lighten up!

  15. you suck April 5, 2011 at 4:48 am #

    meh. Etsy isn’t juried all skill levels and varied degrees of interest can make whatever and sell it there. no sense in getting upset when you can’t change the rules of the site. If you don’t like it angrybird, you should go to a juried site. Otherwise you are giving yourself an ulcer over things you can’t control.

  16. Nicole April 5, 2011 at 5:24 am #

    Exactly. There are so many examples (which can be proven with links to exactly identical mass produced items) of straight reselling commercial, unaltered items on Etsy I don’t understand why there are so many posts about altered items that people just ‘don’t like’.

  17. FormerEtsyBuyer April 5, 2011 at 5:42 am #

    These sellers (plus others, like Portobello) bought those earrings and other jewelry from orientialtreasurestrading dot com. If you go there and search “victorian chandeliers” you’ll see them, and they’re only $12 for the pair wholesale. The original pair comes with three crystal dangles, and so these sellers have taken those off and sold them without any dangles at all (Portobello), or by adding pearls or whatever. If you look through that website, you’ll find pretty much everything in nyjolejewellery’s shop with slight alterations, including the earrings that oneangrybird linked to (the seller removed the middle section of the earrings so they’re altered).

    Check out all those sellers’ hair combs and then look at the brooches on orientaltreasures—really lucrative to buy a brooch for $4 or $6, glue it onto a hair comb, and sell for ten times that or more.

  18. uh-huh April 5, 2011 at 5:55 am #

    It’s no wonder the assemblers do so well when buyers seem to literally fall all over themselves to buy stuff so they can all look nearly identical wearing the same necklace and earrings.
    Then of course the rest of etsy sellers jump on the “oooooh trendy success” bandwagon and before you know it we’re all up to our nostrils in owls and octopi and wire wrapped briolette necklaces that all looks the same.
    Ah, let’s hear it for unique artistry! Pffffft.

  19. oneangrybird April 5, 2011 at 6:29 am #

    @LDW…”the growth of copycat simple assembly, and slightly altered commercial, products on Etsy and the other handmade sites is worth a discussion and comment. In tough economic times, more people feel safer overpaying for a bland widely available item than opting for the unique, at the same price point, IMO.”

    my take…
    Target market is young and cash strapped – I get this –
    but with the sheer proliferation of this trend it has gotten to the point of overwhelming the Etsy jewelry community and now makes even mediocre assemblers look bad. Let alone the face of Etsy –

    This baffles me – and yes, frustrates me.

    The bridal jewelry though… this stuff isn’t even low cost/cheap – that’s why I think it is such a travesty.

    There is a target audience on Etsy who have lots of disposable income and buy artisan jewelry on a regular basis- thank goodness. Hopefully enough med to high end shops will stick around and not just give up and go to juried market places. Etsy has a such a great assortment of genuinely unique and quality hand crafted goods – it’s fun – most people are great -the traffic is abundant.

  20. oneangrybird April 5, 2011 at 6:34 am #

    so…. is that Etsy legal? former has found the site that sells the components nyjolejewelry uses?

    Because she takes off one part of a component it is altered and thus Etsy legal?

    I don’t even think this can be deemed assembly – they should make a new name/category for this crap imo

  21. em April 5, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    it is misleading, and very much so… because they are NOT priced around what assembled jewelry would be. Simple assembled jewelry has always been a part of my shop (among the stuff that I’m actually proud of), but I would never price over $16 or so (unless it’s sterling).

    I know, I know – to each her own, but if I were to pay almost $100 for some earrings, I’d expect them to be damn nice and not some crap mass produced component with some dangles.

  22. Megan April 5, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    The huge price hike is what makes it comes very close to being a scam, Etsy legal or not.

  23. Trudy April 5, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    Look at this treasury full of jewelry resellers.

    All of the items can be found off of this Chinese trade site AliExpress

    The curator makes a subtle reference to this site, knows they are all resellers and is calling out. Most of the comments make subtle reference to the fact they know all of these are resellers.

    I have flagged the shops a few days ago and here they all still sit. It’s laughable really, but the items are so cheap from China and everybody is making so much money from them, it’s tempting sometimes….

  24. stinkypants April 5, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Rob Kalin retweeted this – ” Only in America do we honor the past Presidents of our country by getting cheap crap from China on sale at WalMart.”

    Of course, this is also the guy who tweeted this back in November – ” Finally made it on Jeopardy. As part of a $2000 answer, no less. ”

    Finally made Jeopardy.

  25. Marketviewer April 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    So true, there are a lot of Etsy sellers using the same components and this kind of thing happens a lot. It’s not the best thing to do as you can easily get into a pricing war. It really is better to make your own components. This look is all over the place:

  26. PussDaddy April 13, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    The way I look at is this: they might have some stuff they created a dangle and hung it off of. But their shop may have some other stuff they did not touch whatsever to change in anyway. In which case they are still a fricking reseller to me.

  27. BCareybun. May 7, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    This is just another lame call out, come on guys be fair. Etsy allows this altered jewelry and there are so many similar components that are used throughout Etsy. It’s just like buying a popular supplies and adding your own embellishments onto them. As long as it’s altered. It’s allowable in the TOU’s.

    I think this post is clutching at straws.

    oneangrybird needs to know the facts and get off her dramatic soapbox, or either go to anger management at least.

    Consensus of these comments posted here are these are allowable, so these are not resellers. Lets try to target the real resellers. I just emailed a whole shop to Etsy admin. Etsy closed them down within 12 hours.
    Lets be real and stop grasping, call out the shops that are violating the TOU’s.

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