minusOne

just old fashioned jewelry

Ithaca, New York
| 24,291 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Why minusOne? “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.” -- COCO CHANEL.

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Last updated on May 2, 2022

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Why minusOne? “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.” -- COCO CHANEL.

Stay and buy yourself something nice.

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Jen Wofford

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Jen Wofford

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About minusOne

Sales 24,291
On Etsy since 2009

just old fashioned jewelry

I love how jewelry so simply declares your sense of fashion. Old-fashioned appeals to me, and if you like my shop, it appeals to you too!

I use vintage findings as often as possible because of their history and uniqueness. If I can't find pendants or pieces that are actually vintage ("unused old stock" usually from defunct jewelry warehouses in New England), then I am always glad to discover new findings with a sense of history, whether it be art deco, art nouveau, or pieces with large statement mid century flair, many times stamped here in the USA.

With designs where I've used vintage findings, I use chains, clasps and ear wires that are new, so the pieces you'll receive have never been worn.

Any new chains and findings, especially ear wires, are nickel-free and lead-free. Sterling silver and 14K gold fill ear wires are considered hypoallergenic, but I also offer stainless steel and niobium ear wires for people with the most highly sensitive ears.

I offer only lightweight earrings, and most are available as either French loops or lever backs, and any brass pendant design arrives with a small sample polishing cloth and instructions for care and safe-keeping.

Finally, I'm glad that I've been able to provide consistently excellent customer service since I first opened in 2009. If you have any questions, concerns, or want to make a return, please don't hesitate to let me know. I'm always happy to hear from you, but I don't always respond to reviews. So if you want to give kudos or express dissatisfaction - I'm here! I love it when people reach out to me directly.

I hope you find something you like. Come back soon!

Shop members

  • Jen Wofford

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I live in a rural village with a thriving Main Street outside of Ithaca, NY, where I make jewelry and write popular romance. I've been a part of the etsy community since 2007, when I opened my first shop. Welcome!

Production partners

  • Findings supplier

    United States

    Supplier

  • manufacturer of minusone designs

    Jaipur, India

    Hand tooled casting.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 18, 2022
WELCOME!
Hello, and welcome to minusOne! Thanks for stopping by. I do my best to ensure all items arrive at their destination safely and quickly. All jewelry is made to order.

PACKAGING AND GIFT TAGS
All jewelry items come with in a branded coin envelope. Gift box upgrades include a gift box, a tag, and a small zipper baggie for storage. When appropriate, I include instructions for care and safe-keeping and a small sample polishing cloth.

Handmade gift cards will be included with a message upon request. Just use message to seller during checkout.

Packages will never include receipts or any other details of payment.

MULTIPLE ITEM ORDERS
Multiple items can be added to your cart, and shipping charges will be automatically reduced. In the US, each item after the first is free to ship. Each item arrives in its own branded envelope packaging. Multiple-item orders can only ship to a single address.

SPECIAL AND CUSTOM ORDERS
Orders that require "special order" supplies or custom stamping are non-returnable.

MATERIALS AND FINDINGS
The composition of the findings I use to make each piece varies. I rely as much as possible on close-outs from factories on vintage findings (pendants and beads) from the 1960s-90s. Many of my vintage-style designs are made from new brass pendants both stamped and professionally finished in the USA. With the exception of vintage findings where origins may be unknown, all items including ear wires are lead- and nickel- free.

For silver pieces, I use .925 sterling silver chain, ear wires and findings (jump rings and clasp), and silvered raw brass. Item descriptions include the materials for each component.

For gold-tone pieces, I rely either on raw brass (a metal that oxidizes like sterling) or 14K gold fill (GF). I like the hue of raw brass; it's not too bright or garish. Gold fill has a higher gold content than gold plated findings and will not wear off or tarnish in normal circumstances. If you would like 14K GF findings or chain on any piece where it is not now used, convo me for a reserve listing.

Please feel free to contact me about the material of any of the pieces in my shop.

TRADES
Yes! I'd be glad to consider offers to trade with other Etsy sellers.

WHOLESALE ORDERS
Yes! I love to work with retailers. minusOne jewelry can be found on Abound. Convo me for an invite.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
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)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS & EXCHANGES

Don't love it? Returns will be accepted. Please convo or email me to request a refund within 3 days of receipt of purchase. I will provide you with my mailing address. Returns must be mailed within 7 business days of receipt. Once I receive the returned item in its original packaging (box, baggie, polishing cloth, etc), I will refund your paypal account or credit card the purchase price of the item. Shipping costs are non-refundable.

Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.

RETURNS & EXCHANGES

Not what you expected? No need to be disappointed. Please consider contacting me directly before leaving negative or even neutral feedback. I accept returns.

Simply reach out within a few days of receipt, and you can return your order for a full refund of the item price, provided it's unworn and in the original packaging (no plain envelopes please) and postmarked returned within seven days. Can't make this window? Just reach out.

• Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Returned Items sent with free shipping will be refunded in full, minus $4.25 for shipping.

• Exchange shipping on standard orders is $4.25.

• Orders that require "special order" supplies or custom stamping are non-returnable.

DISSATISFIED WITH YOUR PURCHASE? CONTACT ME.

Please contact me if you have concerns with your order. The quality of anything from my shop is important to me, and I will work with you to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase.

Remember that word of mouth is very important in the Etsy community before leaving neutral or negative feedback. Just reach out to request an adjustment, exchange or to make a return.
Payment
I accept paypal, Etsy direct checkout (which includes all major credit cards), and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
U.S. SHIPPING TIMES

I ship jewelry orders within stated time frame (based on the item) to the address you supply Etsy upon checkout after payment clears. (This does not include date of purchase.) Please see my shop announcement for any shipping delays due to vacation or postal holidays.

My US domestic shipping rates are a discounted rate of US post office retail rates calculated based on your location.

I ship all items within the US using USPS First Class with tracking. If you need something sooner, PRIORITY SHIPPING is available. Priority costs are calculated during checkout, so you must first add your items to your cart.

Tracking is provided with every purchase. You will receive an email notification once your order is ready to ship. If a tracked package is marked delivered but has not been received, it is the buyer's responsibility to file a claim with their local post office.

I take great care to ensure your purchase will arrive safely and quickly. Please let me know if you have not received your package within these expected time frames. A US-shipped package may be considered lost if still marked undelivered three weeks after the last tracked date.

After an order has been delivered to the correct shipping address, I cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen packages.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

Shipping OPEN to Canada, Australian, New Zealand, the UK, and select locations in Europe.

Please note that all taxes, DUTIES and/or CUSTOMS FEES associated with international shipping are the responsibility of the buyer. These fees vary depending on the country where an item is being shipped (not where the item is shipped from) and the value of the item you purchase. Please inquire with your local postal service to determine whether or not there will be customs fees or duties associated with your purchase. I am required by law to mark customs forms as "merchandise" and to declare the full value of your purchase.

Etsy collects and pays UK VAT from buyers but does not collect all other country's fees. Canadian postal fees, for example, are not collected by Etsy, and buyers will be responsible for them before a package will be delivered. Sometimes I can estimate duties and fees, so please don't hesitate to reach out to inquire.

International buyers will receive a refund of the item's purchase price should the package be lost and not marked as delivered after six weeks. International postal fees paid by the buyer are not refunded for returned or for refused packages once the package has left the United States. If the package has left the US, international shipping charges for lost packages are the responsibility of the buyer. Shipping charges will not be refunded once the item has left the US.

Postal fees for packages lost within the United States are refundable. A package is considered lost in the United States after three weeks have passed since the last tracking update.

I ship internationally with USPS first class, which includes a US customs number for tracking. Customs numbers are provided to all international buyers. My international shipping rates are a discounted rate of US post office retail rates for USPS first class international. International ship times vary from 1 - 6 weeks.

After an order has been delivered to the correct shipping address, I cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen packages.

I take great care to ensure your purchase will arrive safely and quickly. Please let me know if you have not received your package within these expected time frames.

PRIORITY SHIPPING / EXPEDITED SHIPPING

Priority 2-3 day shipping is available within the U.S. Shipping upgrades cover postage, not expedited ship times. Priority shipping should be expected to be shipped within standard shipping times unless otherwise discussed. Priority shipping times vary based on distance between origin and endpoint, and is determined by the US postal service.

Priority shipping fees are nonrefundable. The US Post Office does not guarantee priority ship times. Should a package not arrive within standard priority ship times, the post office will not refund priority shipping charges.

Please message me if you need expedited production and shipping, and I will do my best to meet your event deadline.
Additional policies and FAQs

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Yes! Check me out on the wholesale Abound online marketplace - https://helloabound.com/invite/minusone

Do I offer an option for non-pierced ears?

I offer gold- and silver-plated screw-back earrings for non-pierced ears upon request for $4 more than the price of French loops. Just convo me for a custom listing request.

Can I order larger quantities than shown?

Yes! In most cases, larger quantities for weddings, bridal parties, reunions, etc are available. Just convo me to set up a custom listing or increase the inventory, but it may take me a few more days to fill your order.