ForgeFountainJewelry

Handcrafted Heirloom Jewelry and Custom Wedding Rings

Berkeley, California | 376 Sales

ForgeFountainJewelry

Handcrafted Heirloom Jewelry and Custom Wedding Rings

Berkeley, California 376 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (93)

Announcement   Welcome to our studio! We also specialize in beautiful wedding and engagement rings, and offer custom design services for bespoke jewelry. Visit our website to shop our wedding collections: https://forgeandfountain.com/

We also exhibit our work at a number of local events in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find where to see us and try on our jewelry in person here: https://forgeandfountain.com/pages/events

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 5, 2018

Welcome to our studio! We also specialize in beautiful wedding and engagement rings, and offer custom design services for bespoke jewelry. Visit our website to shop our wedding collections: https://forgeandfountain.com/

We also exhibit our work at a number of local events in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find where to see us and try on our jewelry in person here: https://forgeandfountain.com/pages/events

Holly and Joshua

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Our new Sweetheart necklace, making its debut at the Del Mar Harvest Festival.

About

A Tale of Two Artists...

At Forge & Fountain our use of ancient and modern techniques as well as the highest quality materials sets our work—and your jewelry—apart. We seek excellence in every piece with our combined experience of over 30 years in fine art and jewelry design. Each piece is sketched, shaped and styled by hand, leaving no two pieces exactly the same.

We fabricate every element of our handmade jewelry. This includes pouring our own ingots, forging out wire and sheet, fusing delicate accents together, and setting stones. We also incorporate our own finely carved and cast elements into select rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. The joining of these elements creates an alchemical marriage of esthetics our pieces are known for.

It is our mission to provide the most sustainably designed heirloom jewelry for our conscientious customers, from concept to materials to the finest customer service possible. Together with our commitment to sustainability, we believe kindness, equity, and justice are principles to live—and work—by. Our work as Forge & Fountain is an expression of empathy and inclusion, honoring people’s differences and celebrating their bonds. We welcome the opportunity to work with people of all backgrounds, relationships, and beliefs.

Shop members

  • The Forge | Joshua Haiman

    Owner, Studio Maestro

    Joshua is an accomplished jeweler and blacksmith from a diverse family of Berkeley artisans and innovators. His love of the forge led him to silversmithing and fine jewelry design; he also teaches Jewelry & Metalsmithing in Kentfield, CA.

  • The Fountain | Holly DeFount

    Owner, Design Maestra

    A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Holly is our prolific jewelry designer, fine artist, and writer. Hers is the hand that sketches, carves, and fine-tunes many of our custom rings and statement pieces.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 16, 2017
Hello and welcome to our shop and studio! We are a husband and wife team making exquisite custom & wedding jewelry designed and handcrafted with fine art distinction. Every line, curve and facet of Forge & Fountain jewelry embodies the same loving intention with which it will be given and worn.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
We offer an exchange or store credit for sales up to 7 days after delivery. Please return your item to us safely packaged, with postal tracking and insured for the full price of purchase. When received, we will issue you a store credit which will be valid for 3 months from your original date of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return and reshipping costs.

We regret that we cannot offer refunds.

FOR RINGS: We strongly suggest purchasing a ring sizer from us BEFORE ordering a custom ring. If you do, we will cover return and re-shipping costs for one size adjustment after purchase. If you do not get a ring sizer from us prior to ordering a custom ring, you will be responsible for return and re-shipping costs for the ring when it is resized. Purchase your sizer here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/548419757/
We offer an exchange or store credit for sales up to 7 days after delivery. Please return your item to us safely packaged, with postal tracking and insured for the full price of purchase. When received, we will issue you a store credit which will be valid for 3 months from your original date of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return and reshipping costs.

We regret that we cannot offer refunds.

FOR RINGS: We strongly suggest purchasing a ring sizer from us BEFORE ordering a custom ring. If you do, we will cover return and re-shipping costs for one size adjustment after purchase. If you do not get a ring sizer from us prior to ordering a custom ring, you will be responsible for return and re-shipping costs for the ring when it is resized. Purchase your sizer here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/548419757/
Payment
We happily accept payment from Paypal and Etsy's Direct Checkout. We will consider cancellation of sales within 24 hours of payment, but we regret we cannot cancel a sale after 24 hours, as we may have purchased materials or begun work on your item at that time. We will be happy to change your paid order for another item of equal or greater value, or issue you a store credit for the amount of the purchase to be used within 3 months.
We happily accept payment from Paypal and Etsy's Direct Checkout. We will consider cancellation of sales within 24 hours of payment, but we regret we cannot cancel a sale after 24 hours, as we may have purchased materials or begun work on your item at that time. We will be happy to change your paid order for another item of equal or greater value, or issue you a store credit for the amount of the purchase to be used within 3 months.
Shipping
We ship all purchases, domestic and international via USPS Priority Mail within 7-10 business days of payment. We require a signature for delivery of all domestic packages we ship with a value over $200, as we cannot risk the chance of theft upon delivery of your jewelry. For domestic sales over $200, we will include insurance on your shipment at our expense. International sales are subject to the customs policies of the buyer's country, therefore we regret that we cannot insure international packages beyond the US Postal service's standard Priority Mail service.

For exchanges due to size, we re-ship most items via USPS First Class Mail unless other arrangements have been requested. We regret that we can only exchange rings once for size changes.
We ship all purchases, domestic and international via USPS Priority Mail within 7-10 business days of payment. We require a signature for delivery of all domestic packages we ship with a value over $200, as we cannot risk the chance of theft upon delivery of your jewelry. For domestic sales over $200, we will include insurance on your shipment at our expense. International sales are subject to the customs policies of the buyer's country, therefore we regret that we cannot insure international packages beyond the US Postal service's standard Priority Mail service.

For exchanges due to size, we re-ship most items via USPS First Class Mail unless other arrangements have been requested. We regret that we can only exchange rings once for size changes.
Additional policies and FAQs
BESPOKE (CUSTOM) ORDERS

Please convo us directly to inquire about placing a custom jewelry order! Here is some basic information on placing custom jewelry orders with us.

All custom jewelry projects necessitate a $1000 minimum charge.
BESPOKE (CUSTOM) ORDERS

Please convo us directly to inquire about placing a custom jewelry order! Here is some basic information on placing custom jewelry orders with us.

All custom jewelry projects necessitate a $1000 minimum charge.

The first step in our collaboration will be scheduling a consultation via phone, Facetime, or in person to discuss what you are looking for in your custom jewelry. Once we have an idea of what your project will encompass, we ask you to agree to our terms of service in our Custom Design contract. Once signed, a deposit of $500 (or half the expected budget of the project) will be due. A minimum of $500 of this deposit is non-refundable to cover our time, research, and design services.

We will then present three design sketches to you for feedback and/or approval. You choose which of the sketches to proceed with and let us know any changes you’d like to see, and we will incorporate these revisions into your final design. Further changes to design or direction after the first round of revisions may require an additional fee.

Once the final design sketch is approved, we determine a timeline for production and finishing, purchase the raw materials and begin fabrication of your piece.

Balance will be due upon completion and delivery of your custom jewelry.