Announcement Handmade silver jewelry - gold filled, copper and sterling earrings, pendants, gemstone rings and more. We are JET members. Thanks for visiting!
Handmade silver jewelry - gold filled, copper and sterling earrings, pendants, gemstone rings and more. We are JET members. Thanks for visiting!
About Art Jeweler NYC
I'm Bob, one of the owner / designers at Art Jeweler NYC. Terry and I have sold jewelry in many places. We began selling our jewelry online in 1998, but for years before that we had consignment deals in stores, sold in permanent locations of our own, and in large flea markets / street fairs here in NY.
In 2007 we found Etsy, and liked the handmade / artisan community aspect of the site. Since that time we have become active on several Etsy Teams, and I (Bob) am a Team Leader on three of them - the Jewelry on Etsy Team (JET), the Jewelry and Gemstones team and the Bronx Artisans, my local Team. I am also Captain of the Helpful Relevancy Team, helping fellow Etsy sellers understand how to use simple SEO methods to improve their shops and listing pages. The community here is very supportive, people are generally friendly and helpful. I enjoy being active on Etsy!
Our jewelry is traditional, but it has a personality. Every piece is handmade, and even if we make two pieces they rarely match exactly. This is a good thing, because it sets our jewelry apart from the crowd. We do a lot of custom work. When we make something for a customer, we understand that jewelry is a personal item - people can bond with a piece, and wear it their entire lives. So we do our best to make our jewelry comfortable, easy to wear, fashionable and durable.
Most of our items are completely handmade from wire, sheet or silver tube. We do use components that are made by or sold by jewelry supply companies here in the United States - things like silver beads, clasps,ear wires, bulk uncut chain, and an occasional fancy ring shank - in combination with a handmade bezel setting. We don't work with casting services or send items out to be manufactured - we make what we sell.
Custom sizing made to order items in extra small or plus sizes is never a problem here. We can oxidize just about any silver item on request. If you want something personalized, we can engrave flat or slightly curved items, from dog tags to ID bracelets. We can also engrave inside rings, like our handcrafted wedding bands. We love working with people to make just what they want ... custom length bracelets, chains, gemstone rings with just about any stone on request, etched silver items with your artwork ... send us a convo and if it is possible, we'll make it happen ...
Bob and Terry
Hi, and welcome to our shop's About Page! I'm the Bob half of Bob and Terry. We're very creative people who love making jewelry. We've been doing it for a long time, and try to make very wearable, durable and affordable items!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Owner, Maker, Designer
Our items are made by hand. We take pride in the quality of our work. We use only the best quality components in our jewelry. All gemstones are guaranteed to be as stated in the description of the item. The metal parts in our items are made of sterling silver, fine silver, genuine copper, 14/20 gold filled or karat gold.
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
If you need your item quickly, please send us a convo. We offer a FULL RANGE of shipping options for domestic shipping. We offer Priority Mail for $7.00 and Express Mail 1 - 2 Day shipping from the USPS for $20.00.
UPS Ground, 3 Day Select, 2nd Day Air and Next Day Air shipping fees are calculated point to point during checkout through our website. All UPS shipments are fully trackable online. Please convo us for details BEFORE you check out.
Unfortunately, due to changes in Postal Prohibitions and Restrictions, combined with the new higher international shipping rates we are not currently shipping outside the United States.
Refunds and Exchanges
Earrings for pierced ears may not be returned. In NY it is a health violation to accept earrings for pierced ears or body jewelry for return.
Jewelry damaged during wear may not be returned. In-stock items must be in NEW condition - not worn or used when they are returned.
Custom made or custom sized items are not returnable for a refund. In most cases we will accept a custom sized item for an exchange.
Personalized items are not returnable.
We understand that shopping for a personal item like jewelry can be difficult online - you can't actually see or feel the item. For this reason any eligible in stock item may be returned for any reason within 15 days at your expense.
Insure your return; if it is lost or damaged in transit on the way here, it is not our responsibility. Insuring your return protects you from loss or damage, and the USPS will pay you a settlement if you buy insurance.
You may request a refund, exchange or store credit. Refunds will be issued promptly upon receipt and inspection of your return. Your return shipping fee is not refundable.
Please contact us prior to returning any item for return instructions. The address returns are mailed to is not the same as the address on your receipt. There is no restocking fee; the refund is for the purchase price of the item.
Every item we ship is insured against damage or loss in transit. If your item was damaged in transit you must return the entire package including the container - the crushed or torn shipping box or Express Mail envelope. If it was taped up by the USPS and then delivered it must include their sticker to prove the damage or loss happened while the item was in their care. If possible please obtain the letter carrier's name and route number, date and any information you can at the time of delivery. The damaged packaging is required to obtain an insurance settlement.
Additional policies and FAQs
We feel our transaction isn't over until we have a happy customer. If you feel you didn't get exactly what was described in our Etsy listing please send us an email or a convo before leaving feedback and we will do our best to address your issue.
If you ARE happy with your purchase, please let us know by posting feedback.
Please feel free to send us a convo anytime if you have a special request. We do a lot of custom work through our website, and are now providing the same personal service to Etsy shoppers.
Most of our jewelry can be custom sized for you - or we can custom make jewelry to fit. Many items - rings, pendants etc - can be custom made with virtually any gemstone.
Definitions that may help you:
Sterling Silver: A mixture or alloy of Silver and (usually) Copper in a closely controlled proportion consisting of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper by weight.
Fine Silver: This is silver that is 99.9% pure. A small amount - traces - of other metals remain in the metal. It would cost too much to remove the impurities.
14 / 20 GF - This is 14 karat gold filled metal. The 20 means 1 / 20 or 5% of the metal weight is gold. Gold filled jewelry wears just like solid gold jewelry. The gold coating is applied to base metal, usually brass with heat and pressure, bonding the two metals together. Gold filled jewelry has an outside layer that is over 100 times thicker than gold plated jewelry. It can be engraved, and if cared for properly gold filled jewelry can be worn for several generations without wearing through.
Silver Filled metal is made the same way. There are two grades:
1/10 Silver Filled - One tenth of the metal weight is silver.
1/5 Silver Filled - One fifth of the metal weight is silver.
Natural Gemstones usually come from a mine or riverbed. Natural gemstones may be treated or enhanced to improve their color or make the color permanent. This can be done with heat treatment; for instance most natural sapphires are heat treated. Some stones change completely. Natural "Green Amethyst" or Prasiolite is extremely rare; virtually all of it is light colored violet quartz that is heat treated, creating the green color.
Blue Topaz is almost always irradiated then heat treated.
Many gemstones are dyed. We avoid using stones treated this way.
Synthetic, Lab Grown, Created - All terms that indicate a jewel is not a natural gemstone, but is a man made or manufactured "gem". These are chemically and physically pretty much the same as natural, but are usually much more affordable. These include Cultured Pearls and Lab Grown Sapphires or Rubies.
Simulated "Gems": These are used in place of expensive gemstones because they "look like" the real thing. Most simulants replace Diamonds, and they are usually Cubic Zirconia. There are simulated jewels in every color used as birthstones.
We are members of MJSA, the Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America. As members, we believe in disclosure - we inform our customers about the metals and gemstones used to make our jewelry.
We can make custom etched jewelry from YOUR artwork or ours! Fancy text, your Etsy shop logo, just about anything ... can be etched into silver jewelry. Bracelets, barrettes, pendants, name necklaces, key rings, pet tags ... can all be custom etched!
Please don't ask us to etch licensed characters, rock band logos, sport team logos etc.
We can make custom stamped items with alphabet stamps and we also have engraving equipment - we can make engraved ID bracelets, tags etc. We can also engrave inside rings - inscriptions inside wedding bands etc. Please convo us with your custom request, and we'll work it out ...
Jewelry is made with small parts, and many pieces are small enough for a child to swallow. Jewelry - or parts of it - can be a choking hazard. Some pieces contain Swarovski Crystal, which can be as high as 22% lead content. Lead makes crystal sparkle; without lead, it would just be glass. Please remember that our jewelry is intended for adults - not for use or wear by children.
We sell unique items at wholesale prices to Museum Gift Shops, and can offer our items to other venues as well. Upscale boutiques, gift shops or other retail establishments are welcome to inquire. Wholesale discounts for quantity purchases to retail locations; we do not work on a consignment basis. Please feel free to send us an inquiry.
Thank you for your interest in our jewelry!