VisaVisJewelryLA

Vis a Vis Jewelry

Tarpon Springs, Florida

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Announcement    ****FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE US****
ANCIENT HISTORICAL ARTISAN JEWELRY BY FRENCH DESIGNER VIE

Museum replica jewelry designs inspired by Greek mythology, Norse, Viking, Celts, Annunaki, Sumerian and many others.

I handcraft and sign each individual piece.
Solid yellow bronze, also called jeweler gold bronze charms and pendants.
14k gold filled chains and findings.
Bronze is a light metal which makes it perfect for jewelry as you can have a larger piece and not feel the strain of the weight.

I do not use the casting technique therefore colors and shapes may vary slightly from the pictured items. I try to match them as best as possible.

My original designs are copyrighted.

Watch my production demo in a 1 minutes video at http://www.visavisjewelry.com

**INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: YOU MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR VAT, CUSTOMS OR DUTY FEES FOR PARCELS ARRIVING IN YOUR COUNTRY. This is an import tax that is levied on buyers - We have no control over it.

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Last updated on Feb 1, 2021

****FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE US****
ANCIENT HISTORICAL ARTISAN JEWELRY BY FRENCH DESIGNER VIE

Museum replica jewelry designs inspired by Greek mythology, Norse, Viking, Celts, Annunaki, Sumerian and many others.

I handcraft and sign each individual piece.
Solid yellow bronze, also called jeweler gold bronze charms and pendants.
14k gold filled chains and findings.
Bronze is a light metal which makes it perfect for jewelry as you can have a larger piece and not feel the strain of the weight.

I do not use the casting technique therefore colors and shapes may vary slightly from the pictured items. I try to match them as best as possible.

My original designs are copyrighted.

Watch my production demo in a 1 minutes video at http://www.visavisjewelry.com

**INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: YOU MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR VAT, CUSTOMS OR DUTY FEES FOR PARCELS ARRIVING IN YOUR COUNTRY. This is an import tax that is levied on buyers - We have no control over it.

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Virginie "Vie" Blakey

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About VisaVisJewelryLA

Sales 3,405
On Etsy since 2008

Discovered the magic of jewelry making in 2005

Vis à Vis Jewelry was created by French born artist Vie in 2005.

Unable to find the type of jewelry she liked in museums shops and other stores, she decided to teach herself how to create jewelry pieces based on the ancient artifacts such as paintings, sculptures, vases and jewelry of course she saw during her travels and museums visits. Such museum replica jewelry would be inspired by the Greek mythology but also the Norse, Viking, Celts, Annunaki, Sumerian and many others. Her goal was to recreate the aesthetics of ancient times but also putting her own spin on them.

The search for the techniques and materials that would be able to duplicate her vision resulted in the combination of the timeless beauty and character of a golden bronze alloy as used in jewelry making during the Bronze Age with modern metal smithing techniques therefore achieving the organic and earthy unique look she was seeking.

Shop members

  • Vie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I have been making jewelry since 2005. I keep improving my technique and finding new ones. It is such an adventure!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 1, 2021

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
Returns and exchange details
I offer refunds on the purchased products only not the shipping within 30 days of delivery. I will refund the items only after receiving the item back.
Shipping
PREFERRED SHIPPING PROVIDER:

-- Free USPS regular Mail with tracking number for US domestic mailing.
-- Current rate for international first class mail for out of sea mailing.
-- Shipping occurs Tuesday – Friday.
-- Payment must be cleared prior to shipping. No exceptions.

US SHIPPING OPTIONS:

-- USPS First Class (free shipping) is reliable but a little inconsistent with targeted delivery day. 1 to 5 business days (mostly 2 to 3) can be expected.
-- USPS Priority Mail has greatly improved. 1 to 3 business days can be expected. It comes with a tracking # and up to $50 in insurance.
-- USPS Express Mail. Mostly overnight but could be 2 days depending on location. Comes with tracking # and up to $100 in insurance.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:

-- Regular shipping is provided with a US Custom #. This is not a tracking #. It sometimes can be tracked but is not guaranteed.

-- For tracking number and insurance up to $200 select International Priority Mail.

**** Holiday time: during the holidays the post office experiences delays in delivery due to huge inflows of parcels and winter natural disasters. Please be patient. We will try our best to track the package once noticed of an issue.

CUSTOM & IMPORT TAXES:

Customs and import taxes are not included in the total at checkout. Vis a Vis Jewelry is unable to supply estimated duties and taxes as they are determined by the customs agency within the destination country. Payment of any duties and import taxes is the responsibility of the recipient.
Vis a Vis Jewelry cannot adjust the value of your order, as we are required by law to disclose the full value of the content.

Some countries customs provide notices to the addressee in their mail boxes to come pick up their packages (UK). Please be on the look out for such notices.


PRODUCT TURNAROUND:

Products that are in stock are shipped right away (once payment is cleared).
Otherwise products take an expected 5-12 days to create. Once they are created they will be shipped out.
Rush Product Options: If you would like to receive any of my products sooner, please email me at visavisjewelry [!at] gmail.com. Rush orders cannot be guaranteed, but depending on current work load, I will see what we can accommodate.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQs:

**** Is it gold plated because it looks like gold?

No, there no gold on the pendants or charms. They are in solid yellow bronze also called jeweler gold bronze because it looks like antique old gold. The chains are in 14k gold filled.

**** Will bronze turn my skin green?

It is a possibility yes. Each person is different and has a different PH. On some people it doesn't and on some it does.
If the piece is a necklace or pendant there are less chances as it moves around a lot.
For a ring or tight bracelet it most probably will. In that case I recommend applying two layers of clear nail polish to the side touching the skin.
Bronze has no nickel so shouldn't give an allergic reaction although I know of some cases where people were even allergic to gold so there are no guarantees.

**** Will bronze change color?

Yes it will tarnish over time and give a nice patina.
If you want to keep it clean just use a polishing cloth.
It won't get damaged or peel off as it is a solid piece.

**** Can I wear my jewelry in the shower?

Brass or bronze jewely will tarnish more quickly than sterling silver, but can easily have its shine restored. We recommend that you do not wear your jewelry in the shower, hot tub, sauna, ocean or swimming pool as moisture accelerates the tarnishing of metals.

**** My piece seems very light for a solid piece of bronze. Why?

Bronze is a very light metal, it has a very light density (9g of bronze = 12 g of silver or 14 g of 14k gold) and has been used in jewelry making for centuries for this very reason. The light weight is very convenient for earrings for example as they don't weight a lot even though they might look large.

**** Are your pieces cast?

No, there are not. I make each piece individually. I carve, sculpt, use my own molds, and make my own stamps and fire all pieces in a kiln. Each piece is different and I use different techniques to achieve the finished look.
It is the reason why each piece is slightly different and has an organic look to it.

**** What does 14k gold filled means?

"14k gold filled" is a thick tube made of 14k gold which is filled with bronze.
It contains 100 times more gold than plated and does does rub off.
It is not solid gold.
There are 3 different types of 14k gold with different values. To give you an idea here is a sample retail price for a 16" long thin chain (1.4mm) in those different types.
In gold plated the price is $5.00
In gold filled it is $55.00
In solid gold it is $810.00
We at Vis a Vis Jewelry uses gold filled for the quality/price value.

**** Why is the piece I received a different color that the one on the picture?

As I make my own molds and stamps and do not use the lost wax casting technique, each piece is individually made and fired, therefore colors and shapes may vary slightly from the pictured items. I try to match them as best as possible.

CLEANING INFO:

Bronze will oxidize over time depending on the humidity and the wearer's body PH. For everyday fast cleaning you may use a jewelry polishing cloth. You may find them at Bed, bath and beyond, joann, Michael's, hardware stores,...
For deeper cleaning you may use white vinegar or a bronze cleaner. Do not use silver cleaner for bronze. It will turn it black.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Virginie Blakey, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at vie [!at] visavisjewelry.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:
Virginie Blakey, 15242 Wyandotte St., Van Nuys, CA 91405.