Our Victorian Elegance Jewelry includes many features that
are exclusive to our designs and allow us to provide the highest standards
in quality and customer satisfaction. Our features provide you greater
ability to creatively personalize and customize your jewelry.
We have created our necklaces so that they can be adjusted
to fit any neck or neckline. They can be made longer with extenders
and temporarily shorter when you follow the instructions below.
This makes our jewelry much more versatile and allows you to be able
to wear our jewelry with any outfit and in any season.
Why should I use a Necklace Extender?
Necklace Extenders lengthen your necklaces up to 4 inches so
they fit every outfit in any season and any size. Some of our customers
use two at a time to make a necklace up to 8 inches longer. With the
use of a necklace extender, any of our necklaces look great on turtle-neck
sweaters as well as open neck dresses. To purchase extenders, see
the Necklace Extender section in our Boutique.
How do I use a Necklace Extender?
Take the clasp of the necklace extender and attach it to the non-clasp end of the necklace. Then take the clasp of the necklace and hook it anywhere in the extender chain you want for the length you need.
We have Necklace
Extenders available in Victorian Black, Victorian Brass, Victorian
Silver, Sterling Silver and 14k Gold-Filled Medals.
If the necklace is too long, how do I make it shorter?
Most of our longer necklaces are made to be adjusted shorter. Welcome to shortening lesson 101:
- If you want to shorten it a little bit, hook the clasp of the necklace down the chain on the opposite side.
- If you want to shorten it a lot, put the necklace around your neck and pull it up to where you want to wear it. Then pinch both sides of the chain together at the back of your neck. Holding the chain where you've pinched it, bring the chain at the back around front (the pendant will go to the back). Looking in the mirror take the clasp of the necklace and first hook it into the chain on it's own side where you've pinched it; then, in addition, hook the clasp into the chain on the other side as well. Once the clasp is hooked into both sides, swing the chain around back and the pendant to the front. This makes your necklace as short as you want it and keeps the front centered. Note that this applies to our longer necklaces, not the ones that come in a length of 16" or less.
We believe in the distinction and quality of our jewelry. We hope
you enjoy the accents that we take the time to add to our jewelry.
These accents allow the jewelry to look beautiful no matter how
it moves while wearing it, and also provide you with increased quality
We put a decorative accent at the end of the chain of each necklace
so that when you shorten it you have a decoration down your back
instead of a bare chain. The accent at the back of the chain is
a surprise - it can be different on each necklace or piece of jewelry.
(see photos for examples)
On many of our Blackened, Victorian Brass, Victorian
Silver and Sterling Silver pieces, we finish the back of the pendant
as well as the front. After all, pendants turn when you wear them
and we want you looking gorgeous whatever direction your jewelry
faces. The back of our pendants is a surprise - it may be different
on each piece of jewelry. (see photos for examples)
We make the side metal accent pieces with two fronts put together so there is always a design showing when they turn, like our pendants. (see photos for examples)
We have done our best to make shopping for Victorian Elegance
Jewelry a more personalized and versatile experience. By creating
categories for shopping, we hope we have made it easy to locate
what you Want or Need from our Complete Collection to Bridal,
Evening Elegance, New & Essential, Plus Size, Teens, and Themes.
Be sure to check all the sub-categories in each section. Simply
put your mouse over each of these shopping sections on the home
page top navigation bar, and the sub-categories appear.
Austrian Crystal has been broken apart even more to make
it easy to shop by Style with the following sub-categories:
- Classic - for the classic, professional person who wants
a bit of a statement, but not a lot.
- Delicate - for those that are young at heart and like
a delicate statement.
- Dynamic - for the bold person that wants to make a statement
with their jewelry.
To start shopping in the category of your choice go to our Boutique.
We have chosen to use Austrian Crystal, glass and semi-precious stones in most of our pieces because it offers more versatility and quality than plastic.
Try this exercise for fun: When you get a new piece of Victorian
Elegance Jewelry hold it loosely in your hand with the front
facing you and gently drape it across the different clothes hanging
in your closet. We are continually amazed at how the colors in one
piece of jewelry can look so different when draped on all the different
colors of our, or our customer's, wardrobes. It's a mixing and matching
education. Have fun being creative.
Also, remember the value of extenders. They allow our shorter necklaces to be worn on turtle-necks and other sweaters as well as open necklines. Our necklaces look great on them.
We have made sure to include in our line many styles in basic black, clear and aurora borealis (rainbow) jewelry. You can easily create sets that go with everything for everyday casual, business and elegant evenings. Make sure to check the Fashion Essential area in the New & Essential section. Plus, you can sort in our Shopping Boutique by color. If you're looking for something in basic black click on Search. Type in the color you want and enter. You'll receive a list of all our items in that color to check out. When you get to the large detail photo of each item, you get a list of related items below the description. This allows you to easily find earrings to match necklaces and visa-versa. This will make it easy to create your basics that go with everything.
We know many of you like to coordinate sets for different outfits. To assist you with this we have put related items for each piece of jewelry right below the large detail photo of each individual piece of jewelry. This provides you with earrings to match necklaces, necklaces to match earrings, extenders if you need -- just one click away. Make sure you look below each of the detail photos of pieces you like so you can easily choose from our entire selection of matching items. To coordinate your newest set, go to any of our shopping categories on the top navigation bar.
Daniel Swarovski invented an automatic glass cutting machine at
the end of the 19th Century, and opened the door to a world of precision
cut crystal never available before. Swarovski has been making the
best cut crystal for jewelry ever since, for over 150 years. The
sparkle is unbeatable. We, at Victorian Elegance Jewelry, and our
customers love sparkle. So, we choose the best and use it in many
of our designs.
To see all the colors available on the site in Austrian Crystal
you can look at our Color
Chart and then search by the color you want by going to Search.
If you want to know the Austrian Crystal color that fits any particular
birthstone, go to our Birthstones
Color Chart and then search for that color by going to Search.
We have been creating jewelry for over 18 years. We are continuously
looking for ways to enhance the craftsmanship and beauty of our
Our Sterling Silver designs are hand created from start to finish.
We begin by designing vintage style molds, and each piece is hand
cast and finished. We select the finest components our suppliers
offer to craft our Antique Brass, Blackened and Silver pieces.
Jewelry shifts and turns while it is being worn. Your jewelry should
look nice from every angle and both sides. We add extra features
into our designs to make sure this happens. See examples in Distinctive
Accents above on this page.
We have created artistic styles to fit all tastes. We are confident
you will find beautiful jewelry whether you like delicate pieces
to wear everyday, classic and professional jewelry, or knock-out
elegant evening wear.
Our artists have created jewelry to fit the very important special
occasions in life, like weddings, anniversaries, proms, homecoming,
birthdays and more.
We pride ourselves in creating jewelry that ranges from simple to
evening wear, and brings out your feminine and elegant spirit. The
Victorian Era was very feminine and flowing. So we bring
that Victorian feeling into much of our jewelry. We branch
into other eras as well, and promise to include the femininity and
elegance that is characteristic of our line into the feeling of
each era we bring to you.
Victorian Elegance Jewelry has been dedicated to offering
you high quality jewelry for over 18 years.
Many of our designs incorporate metal pieces that are cast from
antique molds by suppliers we trust. These metal pieces are then
plated to our specifications, ensuring both quality and alignment
with traditional and current fashion trends.
To enhance the jewelry's sparkle, we use Swarovski Austrian Crystal,
known world wide as the leading manufacturer of high quality cut
crystal. We carefully select our pearls and semi-precious stones
to ensure color and shape uniformity.
Our designers and craftsmen are dedicated to producing beautiful
jewelry that lasts a lifetime. In house, we are constantly sharing
new ideas, refining our techniques and evaluating the workmanship
of our jewelry. Our dedication to quality ensures that Victorian
Elegance Jewelry will continue it's legacy and tradition of excellence,
quality and versatility.
Simply put, you can count on us for high quality jewelry and superb
customer service. Many of our customers have repeatedly purchased
jewelry from us over the years. Their words and actions illustrate
the lasting quality of our jewelry, their trust in us, and our dedication
to supporting our customers. Please refer to the Customer
Gallery for stories and comments from our customers.
Having a client ask us for advice and ideas is a great compliment
and shows that they value the support we offer. Whether it is finding
that exquisite piece for your magic moment, outfitting your wedding
party, or finding the special gift for a loved one, we will do our
best to support you in selecting and wearing Victorian Elegance
We believe each customer is important and we want you to be happy.
We have done our best to answer any questions you might have while
purchasing from us. We have included frequently asked questions
and their answers in the FAQ
section on our website. If you still have a question, please give
us a call or email. We believe the valuable information we have
provided will contribute to the ease of your shopping experience
and the life of your jewelry.
We want all our customers to be customers for life. Let
us know what we have done that's great and also, how we can
make Victorian Elegance better for you. Thanks for your input.