VirginiaWynne

Virginia Wynne Designs

Savannah, Georgia 53023 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (8999)

VirginiaWynne

Virginia Wynne Designs

Savannah, Georgia | 53023 Sales

Virginia Wynne

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Virginia Wynne

Announcement    These collections of elegant jewelry are handmade by Virginia Wynne. Virginia Wynne is a Louisiana native and graduate of the distinguished Savannah College of Art and Design. The jewelry is exemplified by the use of freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, and sterling silver. Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions regarding any of my items & thanks so much for checking out my shop!

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Last updated on Apr 22, 2019

These collections of elegant jewelry are handmade by Virginia Wynne. Virginia Wynne is a Louisiana native and graduate of the distinguished Savannah College of Art and Design. The jewelry is exemplified by the use of freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, and sterling silver. Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions regarding any of my items & thanks so much for checking out my shop!

Come Like Virginia Wynne Designs on Facebook and get exclusive offers and updates!

www.virginiawynnedesigns.com

https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaWynneDesigns

Also, Follow me on Instagram @virginia_wynne

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About VirginiaWynne

Sales 53,023
On Etsy since 2009

It All Started with a Bet

Well, it didn't actually all start with a bet. It really started when I was younger and my fascination with rocks. Both of my parents really had supported my interest in these rocks and would take me to rock and mineral shows. I even had a small collection started. I was drawn to the beautiful colors and shapes and was so intrigued that something so beautiful could come from the earth.

My love for these minerals eventually turned into beading, and that was where my love and interest for jewelry really picked up. Even at a young age, I would make earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, and sell them to family, family friends, and even people I did not even know! I found it fun and addicting.

I had been accepted to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and had every intention of going through the Metals and Jewelry program. SCAD has a school store where students, teachers, and alumni can sell their artwork called ShopSCAD and not long after arriving in Savannah, I had made a stop over at the school store and was able to sell many of my pieces that helped me get into the school, be put up for sale through the store. It was the beginning to a long and established relationship for many years after that.

I had put in my four years at SCAD, receiving my BFA in Metals and Jewelry and ready to take on the world! Well, maybe not the world, but certainly try to get me out there. I was still selling to ShopSCAD and my pieces had developed beyond the beading that had been initially sold there so long ago. I had gone back to Louisiana unsure what to do with myself and my work. I had found a job with a chandelier designer and was with them for a few months and a few odds and ends jobs here and there.

One thing about myself I have always known was that I never wanted to work for anyone but myself. I like to create my own path instead of walking the routes that everyone has already followed. After about a year or so living in Louisiana, my boyfriend, who had recently moved back to Savannah kept bugging me to come move with him. We were living apart for most of that year since he was from Massachusetts. After much convincing, he finally got me to cave and move in with him. All he wanted me to do was work on my jewelry and do the best I could do to sell it.

I was still selling to ShopSCAD but they weren't buying as much and I was trying to open up other avenues for my jewelry. I had stopped creating jewelry a few times to take on part-time jobs that ultimately left me exhausted and were taking to much time away from what I wanted to do, which was make Jewelry. So I would quit these jobs and go right back to creating.

Now, this is where things begin to get a little interesting. Griffin, my boyfriend could see that I was becoming frustrated that I was having trouble moving some of my items. A little background on him; Griffin is a Massachusetts native and graduated from SCAD with a BFA in painting. He has a wonderful eye for color and what I think is a crazy addiction to anything with motors and wheels. Most of his work was based around it. He, unfortunately, does not practice it as much as I would like him to but that another story. As a hobby, he likes to work on cars and race them from time to time, legally of course.

One thing that Griffin does really well is before starting anything, he will research everything before attempting it. We had both known about Etsy for years, purchasing items from other vendors off and on. Speaking with other local artists, and seeing Etsy success stories, Griffin knew that there had to be a way to succeed and have a profitable business that could sell on Etsy. And like anything, it took a lot of convincing that he ultimately did not win. What started it was a bet he came up with. I would have to pay for all of the initial fees for the listing and such, but he would manage it using what he had learned. All I had to do was create. And the bet was that we had to sell five item within the first three months. And if that didn't happen, then he would pay me back for all of the listings that were put up and we would be done with it or continue. But if we did make those five sales, then I would have to compete in one of his race events. Let's just say that I thought I had this in the bag, but boy was I wrong. At this point, I pretty much owe him a race car! And I am grateful for it every moment that I do this.

Shop members

  • Virginia Wynne

    Owner

    Virginia Wynne, is a Louisiana native and graduate of the distinguished Savannah College of Art and Design.The jewelry is exemplified by the use of freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, and sterling silver.

  • Griffin

    Assistant, Customer Service, Photographer

Shop policies

Last updated on April 22, 2019
These collections of elegant jewelry are handmade by Virginia Wynne. Virginia Wynne is a Louisiana native and graduate of the distinguished Savannah College of Art and Design. The jewelry is exemplified by the use of freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, and sterling silver. Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions regarding any of my items & thanks so much for checking out my shop!

Come Like Virginia Wynne Designs on Facebook and get exclusive offers and updates!

www.virginiawynnedesigns.com

https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaWynneDesigns

Also, Follow me on Instagram @virginia_wynne

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Please email with ANY concerns or questions, PRIOR to leaving feedback here on Etsy, so that I can have an opportunity to assist you and correct any issues/mistakes.

Exchanges are available on rings and bracelets in order to correct the fit on the same item. (Please note, I will only exchange for fit one time.) There are no refunds on bracelets or rings.

There are NO refunds on any items unless it is the seller's fault. I.E. refunds will not be given for skin reacting with metals, metal tarnishing, or color of metals not what buyer thought it would be, loss of earrings, etc. No Refunds or exchanges will be given on items mailed back without prior knowledge of the Seller and Buyer. Items will not be refunded unless agreed upon beforehand and. Items will not be refunded if sent back to Seller without knowledge.

I do not accept returns on any custom orders.

I am not responsible for items that are damaged or lost in the mail.
If your order is damaged in the mail please take photos to document all damages. Contact me right away if you would like me to remake or exchange the piece.

I ship all of my packages through USPS with complimentary delivery confirmation. When the status of the sent package is changed to "Delivered", it is no longer my responsibility.

There is no refund on shipping/handling charges. The buyer is responsible for all shipping costs associated exchanges. This means that the Buyer is responsible for the shipping costs to the Seller for an exchange and the Buyer is also responsible for the shipping of newly exchanged items back to them (Buyer).

No returns/refunds are to be given on items returned on international orders due to Buyer not claiming package, paying additional import duty, taxes, and/or customs charges and fees. Buyer is responsible for charges on reshipment of item.

Exchanges are accepted within 7 days of the item being shown as received according to the delivery confirmation. The item must be in ORIGINAL PACKAGING and UNUSED / UNWORN. Exchanges can only be on item(s) that are equal of the original purchase. Buyer can exchange for item(s) of greater value but must pay the difference in price. The exchange will be issued upon return of the item, less shipping. The buyer is responsible for return postage. If an exchange is requested, the buyer is responsible for the postage.

When shipping an item back, please make sure the earrings are not just put in an envelope because they will get damaged, squished, and potentially be forced out of the package due to the automated machines used for shipping. If they are not properly packaged and do get damaged, Buyer may be liable for associated charges, such as ear back replacement.

On an exchange of an item, please add a note in the box and provide a tracking number so I know when to expect your package.

Custom work is not eligible for a refund or exchange - all custom work sales are finial.
Payment
Paypal, Credit & or Debit Cards, and Gift Cards are accepted here at Virginia Wynne Designs during checkout.


Please note that payment must be made immediately when purchasing by clicking on the ‘Pay Now’ button.
Shipping
Most orders ship within 3 to 5 business days after your order is placed. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE WEEKENDS or FEDERAL HOLIDAYS. Items that take longer to ship with a transit time of about 2 to 5 days.

If you need your order by a specific date, please let me know and I will do my best to try to accommodate your request.

When you purchase more than one item from my shop, you have to pay only once for shipping.

I use the address provided when Buyer is checking out on Etsy. Please make sure you let us know if you would like us to ship to another address.

I cannot be responsible for buyers' errors, e.g. if your item is shipped to your previous Paypal address or other invalid address on file in your Paypal account. Please make sure your preferred address is up-to-date. Thanks!

Seller is not responsible for lost or stolen items but will do everything possible to accommodate the buyer.

The shipping cost does not include insurance or signature confirmation (US Domestic orders only) but can be selected during shipping type for an additional fee. Buyer is responsible for selecting options if wanted.

All orders are shipped USPS First Class. Transit time is about 2-5 days. This does NOT include production time. If you would like expedited shipping (Priority, Overnight, etc), please let me know and I will change your invoice.US orders include delivery confirmation (tracking). International orders do not include delivery confirmation, do to the carrier. To arrange other shipping options, please message me.

For international orders, Virginia Wynne's Designs does not cover customs fees and will not mark any orders as a gift. International shipments may be subject to import duties and taxes levied once the shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance are the responsibility of the recipient; we do not control these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Please contact your local customs office for more information. Occasionally packages can be substantially delayed, up to 45 days, but the usual transit time is 7-14 days.

No refunds are given for items that were shipped out on or before the correct ship date that have unusually slow transit times.

All items that are shipped out and that have been returned to sender (wrong address, did not pick up from the post office, etc.) Buyer will be responsible for the purchase of another label for the item to be resent out and is not subject to a return/refund/exchange.
Additional policies and FAQs
A note about photography-
As all items are handmade, the item in the photograph may vary slightly from the item you receive. Any earrings photographed on models were sample items - the items you receive have not been worn! All items in pictures are examples of what the item will look like. There is no guarantee that the item will look exactly as pictured as everyone's ear shape and piercing location is different. If you are concerned about how an item may fit or look while being worn, please feel free to contact me so we can possibly discuss options.

If you lose a match to your earrings I will be happy to replace the lost earring. Contact me and I will set up a custom link for you in my shop. I will charge half of the price of the full pair plus shipping. I am NOT responsible for the lost of a earring(s).

I do not except packages that are return with out notifiying me for exchanges.
I welcome custom requests and would love to work with you on your ideas, just send me a message.

Jewelry will tarnish over time. It is up to the Buyer to understand the materials and metals that they are purchasing and understand the maintenance that may be required to keep the pieces bright and shiny. To keep it looking its best use an appropriate jewelry cleaner for the piece. Be careful with certain stones and pearls so not to damage them.

More information

Last updated on Oct 9, 2017
Frequently asked questions
What Color are the different types of Metals that are used in your Shop?

Stainless Steel - Dark Silver
Titanium - Dark Gray / Gunmetal
Copper - Pink/Penny (New)
Brass - Yellow/Gold
Sterling Silver - Silver
Sterling Silver Oxidized - Black surface finish (Still solid sterling silver underneath!)
Yellow Gold Fill - Gold/Yellow
Rose Gold Fill - Pink/Penny
14k Gold - Gold/Yellow
14k Rose Gold - Pink/Penny
14k White Gold - White/Faint yellow
Platinum - Silver