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John Bank known as Old Guy Silversmithing has been designing and fabricating Western & Southwestern Contemporary sterling silver jewelry for over 14 years. I craft each piece by hand cutting the stones and, doing all of the metal work, and finish polishing in my home shop. Each piece is signed, ( J. Bank ) The Old Guy and Sterling where sterling is the major metal used and space allows.
The Old Guy had attended lapidary and silversmithing classes at night school for several years in the late 70's with my Dad.
The years that followed were consumed with business and raising a family, until the year 2000 when My Dad passed away, and left me with the equipment and supplies he had acquired while I was busy with other business.
My wife and I…

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  • Male
  • Born on April 25
  • Joined January 12, 2011

Favorite materials

Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Malachite, Amethyst, Agate, Tourmaline, Precious Opal, Tiger Eye, Labradorite, Coral, Jasper Ocean Jasper, Lapis Lazuli

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About

Welcome

Thank you for visiting my Etsy Store

John Bank known as Old Guy Silversmithing has been designing and fabricating Western & Southwestern Contemporary sterling silver jewelry for over 14 years. I craft each piece by hand cutting the stones and, doing all of the metal work, and finish polishing in my home shop. Each piece is signed, ( J. Bank ) The Old Guy and Sterling where sterling is the major metal used and space allows.
The Old Guy had attended lapidary and silversmithing classes at night school for several years in the late 70's with my Dad.
The years that followed were consumed with business and raising a family, until the year 2000 when My Dad passed away, and left me with the equipment and supplies he had acquired while I was busy with other business.
My wife and I relocated to Tehachapi California where life was a slower pace and provided opportunity to pursue what has become a fond hobby / business.
The years have passed so quickly it is hard to imagine how we got to this era of our lives, my wife Sharon and best friend will have been married 50 years in July of 2014, I am amazed as the song says.

Payment

We currently accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Direct check out and PayPal. I require payment within 48 hours of purchase. If payment is not received within that time, I reserve the right to cancel the order. If you need more time, please contact me at oldguysilversmithing [!at] gmail.com and let me know what your request is, and we will work out a positive solution.
California residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax on the purchase price at check out.

Shipping

We ship the next business day after payment has been received, and funds have cleared. If the purchase is made on a weekend or holiday it will be shipped the following business day.We package each piece in a plain white gift box, for best protection. The gift box is then placed in a corrugated shipping box with packing material, and then shipped by US Postal First Class Mail. We also provide USPS Tracking and delivery confirmation. I also offer expedited shipping for an additional cost of $6.00 for priority Mail . If you would like this service, please write a note in the (Message to Seller} when you check out. I will send you an updated invoice from PayPal or Direct Check out for the additional service.”
Please let me know if you need an order by a certain date and I will do my best to accommodate you.

International buyers will be responsible for any additional postage and taxes or customs charges that may be due your country.

Refunds and Exchanges

Exchanges are available for most items that are listed as more than 1 in stock. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, I will do everything I can to resolve the situation. If it can't be resolved please send the piece back unworn and in its original packaging, and I will issue a 100% refund (Minus the original shipping charges)

Additional Policies and FAQs

I am more than happy to help anyone with custom orders. If you see something you like but want a different size or shape, convo. with me and we can make it happen for you.

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