Home > Pearl Info + Care Guide > Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for visiting the WendyMignot.com eBoutique. We are passionate about pearls, passionate about people and passionate about ensuring that our collectors are enchanted with every WendyMignot.com eBoutique purchase.

May we be of assistance?
Should you ever have a question or need assistance, Customer Care Associates are available by telephone and email.
Toll Free: 1-855-732-5117 or email: support@wendymignot.com


Question:
Is it possible to exchange my necklace, bracelet, earrings, anklet? May I have a refund?
Answer:
Given the nature of our product, we do not offer refunds. In most cases, it is possible to exchange your design for the same design of a different size based on the standard size/length or you may exchange for an different design, of equal or greater value. The customer will be contacted to make payment arrangements should there be a price difference. Exchange exceptions apply to one of a kind, one size only designs (such as Boz Gold Filled Accent Jewelry), limited edition designs (because only one or a very limited number exists). In such an event, we are happy to offer an exchange of equal or greater value. At your request, we can also issue an eBoutique store credit for future use at WendyMignot.com only. WendyMignot.com is not responsible for items that are in your care that you wish to exchange or while in transport. It is strongly recommended to secure insurance and tracking for your exchange package. Exchanges are received weekly and processing time is typically 2-4 weeks. You will not receive exchange notification. Once your item for exchange is received, your alternate size will be shipped back to you via standard ground, 3-5 business days, Monday-Friday. Note: International orders are not eligible for size exchange. Please complete the Exchange form and follow the instructions provided. Exchange Instructions and Form

Question:
May I change or cancel my order after it has been placed?
Answer:
We pride ourselves in providing expeditious order fulfillment. In fact, the moment an order is placed a rapid, integrated order processing system begins. Therefore it is not possible to cancel, stop, or change an order once the order has been placed. Please carefully review the item(s) and size(s) selected in your shopping cart and the delivery address, shipping method and email address provided before completing your order.

Question:
Is this the same jewelry by Wendy Mignot that is available at La Vie Est Belle in Seaside, Florida?
Answer:
Yes! It is exactly the same Fine Pearls + Leather® Jewelry by Designers Wendy Mignot and Jean-Noel Mignot found at the original flagship store, La Vie Est Belle in Seaside, Florida and 30A. However, La Vie Est Belle and WendyMignot.com are two separate companies and operate independently. Many Fine Pearls + Leather® Jewelry designs are offered at both locations but there are exceptions. Please also refer to the full list of Fine Retailers in the United States and International locations where Wendy Mignot, Fine Pearls + Leather® Jewelry may also be found.

Question:
I just placed an overnight order. Is it guaranteed the next day? When will my order arrive? Where is my tracking information?
Answer:
Once your order has been placed, you will receive an automatic order confirmation and shipping notification to the email address that you provided during checkout. Please ensure that you have provided an accurate email address and be sure to check your SPAM/junk folder in the event you did not receive your order or shipping notifications. Orders may be placed with overnight or expedited shipping; a physical mailing address is required, PO boxes will be non-deliverable per shipping policy/regulations. Normally all orders placed before 11:30 am Eastern Standard Time (Monday through Friday) will process the same day. Orders placed after 11:30 am and orders placed on Saturday & Sunday regardless of shipping method selected will be processed the next business day. Saturday and Sunday delivery is not available, regardless of shipping method selected. The warehouse is closed on the holidays below. Orders placed on these specific days will process the next business day.
• New Year’s Day (January 1)
• Memorial Day
• Independence Day
• Thanksgiving
• Labor Day
• Day before Christmas (December 24)
• Christmas Day (December 25)
International orders: please see answer information pertaining to shipping to international destinations.

Question:
I received my selected design but there are some marks and/or dents on the pearls and the color is different from what I expected. Is there something wrong with the pearls? Are these real pearls?
Answer:
As Wendy says, “Each piece is perfectly imperfect and thereby unique”. Yes! They are real pearls. As a member of the Cultured Pearl Association of America and the American Gem Trade Association, Wendy Mignot hand-selects only genuine Freshwater, Black Tahitian, South Sea White, South Sea Gold cultured pearls. The pearls are never dyed which is why there will be color variation. The pearls are not made uniformly in a factory setting nor are they fabricated from artificial materials. The marks are not “flaws” or “defects” and indeed should be expected, in fact, these unique attributes provides desired character to the naturally occurring, hand-made designs. Product photos displayed provide a general view for reference and likeness to a design. The photos shown are reflective of a given design but is not intended to represent the actual product you will receive. Variation in attributes such as pearl shape, color, size should be expected. To learn more about the natural formation a pearl and pearl attributes: Origin of the Pearl

Question:
I require assistance to determine the correct size for my jewelry selection. How is the jewelry measured and sized?
Answer:
Wendy Mignot, Fine Pearls + Leather® Jewelry is handmade. Due to the nature of hand fabrication, all sizes/lengths should be considered approximate. As general reference and for a visual image for styling, see Pearl Info + Care Guide>Necklace & Bracelet Size Reference Guide. Regarding measurement, designs are measured from the knot at the loop closure to the finished end of the closure pearl. The designs are NOT measured linearly, end-to-end. Generally for bracelets, size selection should be ¼ to ½ inch greater than the actual wrist measurement. Another factor to consider is the millimeter pearl size and the number of pearls on a given design as this will impact the overall circumference and available wrist space, therefore, allowance for a longer length should be factored in due to this variable. The larger the pearls and/or the more pearls will make the bracelet size smaller than the actual measured length. With these types of designs, we suggest increasing the bracelet size by 1/2". Note that all designs over time with wear will stretch slightly and elongate, but minimally. Ultimately, size selection is at the discretion of the individual and is a matter of personal style and comfort. If you are not happy with your size selection, please complete the Exchange form and follow the instructions provided. Exchange Instructions and Form

Question:
I received my design but the leather color is lighter than expected. Why is the leather color so light?
Answer:
The natural, hand-cut and hand-rolled leather will arrive as a natural, brown-caramel color. With time, wear and exposure to water and the sun, the leather will darken to a rich brown color. To expedite the leather darkening process, please use Shea butter often to condition the leather. Additional information: Fine Pearls + Leather® Jewelry Care Guide.
Question:
I am purchasing a gift. Do you offer special gift-wrapping options?
Answer:
While we do not offer special gift-wrapping services, the presentation of our packaging is nicely suited and very appropriate for gift giving occasions. We are not able to include gift notes at this time. Please note that a sales receipt is not included in the package, since the receipt is sent via email to the purchaser.

Question:
What comes with my purchase?
Answer:
With each WendyMignot.com eBoutique purchase the jewelry will arrive in a Wendy Mignot trademarked box along with a silver pouch. Your jewelry will be paired with a Wendy Mignot, Fine Pearls + Leather® Jewelry Certificate of Authenticity and Jewelry Care Instructions. Your order will also include a complimentary mini-tub of Nature’s Shea Butter for leather conditioning.

Question:
I am in need of more Shea butter. Is it possible to order more from WendyMignot.com?
Answer:
We are glad that you are using Shea butter to condition your Fine Pearls + Leather® Jewelry. The WendyMignot.com eBoutique does not offer Shea butter for purchase but it can be found at various retail stores such as Target, Walgreens, Sephora to name a few. There is a wide array of convenient online sources too. There are many brands of Shea butter available; we recommend 100% pure Shea butter. A brand that we especially love is L’Occitance en Provence.

Question:
Do you ship to International locations?
Answer:
Presently we offer several flat rate shipping options within the United States of America (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and to the following international locations: France, Spain, Great Britain, Japan, Canada, Mexico.
Special Information: International Orders:
USPS Priority Mail International (United States Postal Service) is the official mail carrier for international orders. Tracking information is provided by USPS and will be sent via email. Delivery time to the customs office is typically 6-10 business days. A telephone number is required for International orders. The customer is responsible for paying all duties and taxes on their shipment prior to delivery. Once an order has shipped and tracking information has been sent via email to the customer, the order is thereby not secured by WendyMignot.com and Customer Care Associates will not be able to provide assistance with the order. It will be the sole responsibility of the purchaser to track their shipment and comply with all international import regulations. WendyMignot.com cannot guarantee delivery to final destination as this is contingent upon a given countries import rules and regulations and is at the full discretion the customs bureau. International orders are final sale and are not eligible for return &/or exchange.

Question:
I am interested in a custom piece by Designer Wendy Mignot. Is it possible to have a special design made by the WendyMignot.com eBoutique?
Answer:
Thank you for your interest in a custom design by Wendy Mignot, Fine Pearls + Leather® Jewelry. The WendyMignot.com eBoutique does not offer custom design services, however, we encourage you to contact La Vie Est Belle directly to inquire regarding custom design work. Please note that La Vie Est Belle and WendyMignot.com are separate companies and operate independently.

Question:
Is it possible to have my authentic Wendy Mignot Fine Pearls + Leather® Jewelry article repaired?
Answer:
We understand that on occasion repairs may be necessary. The need for a repair can be due to normal wear and use over time. Damage may occur accidentally or may be due to not adhering to the recommended Fine Pearls + Leather® Jewelry Care Instructions. In most cases, a repair is due to a lack of Shea butter conditioning of the leather. Repair cost typically ranges from $25-$50 plus the cost of the return shipping. Once an article is received, a repair specialist will contact you with a complimentary repair estimate as the fee is based on the complexity of the repair required. Please complete the Repair form and follow the instructions provided. Repair Instructions and Form.

Question:
Do you offer special discounts and promotions? I just placed an order and noticed that a promotion is now being offered. Is it possible to have the special promotion applied to my order?
Answer:
The WendyMignot.com eBoutique will occasionally offer special promotions. To take advantage of these unique promotions, please be sure to stay connected by social media:
FaceBook: Wendy Mignot Fine Pearls & Leather
Instagram: @WendyPearls
If a promotion becomes available within 48 hours of order placement, please know that we will be happy to honor the promotion and will issue a credit back to your order retroactively. We must receive written notification within 48 hours of your order for a credit to be granted. No exceptions. Please contact a Customer Care Associate by telephone: Toll-Free: 1-855-732-5117 or by email: Support@WendyMignot.com to make your request.