Hi there! I’m Virginia and I started Virginia Ann Designs in April of 2018. As a wife and mother of three beautiful children, I wanted to create a business that I was both passionate about and could work within my sometimes-chaotic life. VAD has become my fourth child and I am so blessed to be able to work with so many wonderful clients every day.
After earning my Graduate Gemologist certificate from GIA (Gemological Institute of America), I worked for many years as a goldsmith, custom jewelry designer, jewelry salesperson, and jewelry marketer. Getting to work in multiple different sides of the jewelry industry taught me that creating one-of-a-kind pieces of custom jewelry is my true passion. I love working one-on-one with you to design and build beautiful, well-made pieces of jewelry that can withstand all your epic adventures.
By choosing to work out of a small studio and workshop, I decided to utilize virtual appointments and online communication to work with my clients. This model gives me the ability to give my clients both a convenient and enjoyable jewelry buying experience.
Feel free to contact me at any time or schedule a free virtual consultation with any questions or ideas you have. I would love to meet you!
“I’ve got a theory: if you love your workspace, you’ll love your work a little more.”
A goldsmith’s bench is her haven. I have taken years to build up my workbench and workshop to be able to expertly craft the pieces of custom jewelry you are going to wear every day. By utilizing precision-oriented equipment such as: CAD software, a laser engraver, laser welder, and high-powered microscopes, I can build each piece of jewelry with a focus on beauty, integrity, and durability.
If you’re curious about my workspace or the tools used on your pieces of jewelry, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to answer any of your questions!
HOW IT WORKS
Book Your Initial FREE Consultation
Take a moment to schedule a free video or phone consultation. This is a great opportunity to talk about what you are looking for and answer any questions you have about custom jewelry or jewelry in general.
Pay A Deposit
Once you have made the decision to move forward with a custom jewelry project, you will pay a $300 deposit to get the ball rolling. The deposit covers all additional meetings, as well as the time it takes to work up the different designs and design revisions. This deposit is non-refundable but does go towards the final cost of your piece of custom jewelry.
When the deposit has been paid, it’s time to start working on the designs. This may require another meeting to further define your vision, or we may be able to get started based off our initial consultation. In one to two weeks, one to three designs are created in a CAD program.
After the initial designs have been created, they can be sent to you via email. I also recommend another video (or in person if you’re local) meeting where we can go over each design in more detail. This is when we talk about what you like and don’t like about the designs and decide what changes you would like to see made.
Next, I make any of the requested design changes, which can be sent via email and/or we can have another meeting. This process is repeated until we have created your perfect design.
You have decided on the perfect design. Now you sit back and relax while I get to work building your custom jewelry. This can take anywhere from four to eight weeks.
Your custom jewelry is finished. Now you pay the final balance (less any deposits) and your jewelry is shipped, fully insured, right to your doorstep.