Announcement All of our jewelry is handmade by Dan, a master goldsmith and gemsetter, from recycled metals and conflict-free stones. We specialize in hand forged and handcrafted wedding bands of platinum, palladium, 14k, 18k, 21k and 22k yellow gold, white gold and rose gold. Thank you for visiting our shop!
All of our jewelry is handmade by Dan, a master goldsmith and gemsetter, from recycled metals and conflict-free stones. We specialize in hand forged and handcrafted wedding bands of platinum, palladium, 14k, 18k, 21k and 22k yellow gold, white gold and rose gold. Thank you for visiting our shop!
yellow gold wedding band -- 4mm half round dome ring -- hammered with satin finish -- comfort fit
men's wedding band -- rustic rose gold wedding ring -- 6mm wide, organic & rugged, hand hammered low dome band
14k gold wedding band set with knife edge and faceted bands -- wedding rings in yellow gold, white gold or rose gold
man's recycled 18k gold 5mm hammered band / men's wedding ring with steep polished bevels, satin finish
2mm 21k gold hand forged hammered wedding band / stacking ring with beveled edges, comfort fit
4mm gold wedding ring / flat band -- matte wedding band with polished beveled edges -- comfort fit
textured wedding band -- men's gold band -- hammered white gold wedding ring, 7mm wide, comfort fit mens band
3mm platinum wedding ring with unique hammered waterfall finish -- comfort wedding band for men or for women
18k white gold hand forged hammered band / wedding ring, satin finish, comfort fit, granite
4mm classic 14k gold half round wedding band, comfort fit, in yellow gold, rose gold or white gold
knife edge platinum wedding band with 24k gold liner and hammered edges -- handmade men's 8mm band
14k gold ring -- 6mm half round hammered domed band, comfort fit, satin finish wedding band
Alyssa on Jul 7, 20225 out of 5 stars
This is the most beautiful ring ever!!!!!:) I can’t wait to put it on his finger! But it’s soooo beautiful I want it for myself now 😂😂😂 also the folks at Raven were super super nice and sweet and super accommodating to all my requests!! I will def be raving to everyone about them! Thank you so much!!!:) ❤️❤️
S on Apr 19, 20225 out of 5 stars
I first reached out to the shop 7(!) years ago and finally recently purchased a men’s wedding ring and a custom matching women’s ring. Both are more perfect than I could have ever hoped for. Dan’s work is impeccable, and Laura was an absolute joy to correspond with — she responds promptly and was so patient and helpful (over multiple years!). Both of them helped make my vision a reality, which I didn’t think was possible — and the process was so much faster and easier than I ever expected. My fianceé and I love that our rings are one-of-a-kind and of the highest quality, and we can tell how much attention and care Dan spends on the details. Both rings were also very reasonably priced and shipped quickly! I can’t recommend this shop enough — we couldn’t have found better rings (products or service) anywhere else.
Holly on Feb 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
Fantastic to work with. The ring was absolutely beautiful and such high quality craftsmanship. Thank you so much!
Elizabeth on Nov 12, 20215 out of 5 stars
I love my rings, better than expected, amazing quality and this is the best customer service you can have.
Pol on Nov 1, 20215 out of 5 stars
Very happy with my purchase from Ravens Refuge. It was great dealing with Laura and Dan and communication was never a problem and responses were always timely. I would have no hesitation recommending this seller. I was very happy with the ring I purchased and it's quality. Love it!
kristinborn on Aug 31, 20215 out of 5 stars
Laura and Dan went above and beyond to make sure my fiancé and I had the ring of our dreams for our wedding. We purchased a men’s migraine and hammered handmade ring and it was exquisite.
rjpilot on Jun 13, 20215 out of 5 stars
Outstanding quality. true craftsmanship and excellent customer service. Thank you very much,
Kyle on Jun 10, 20215 out of 5 stars
I went to countless stores in person searching for a wedding band before realizing that I wasnt going to find what I wanted in a store - they all stock similar mass produced rings with no personality. After sorting through hundreds of listings, I finally stumbled upon Ravens Refuge (three weeks before my wedding). I immediately reached out to see what my options were and was pleasantly surprised by Laura saying that Dan could get it done in time. What arrived in the mail two and half weeks later was nothing short of a masterpiece. The ring is stunning. Knowing that it was made by an artisan, and not machine, is what makes this ring even more special to me. If you're in a similar situation as I was, do yourself a favor - ditch the stores and support Ravens Refuge, you will not be disappointed!
amyne21 on Jun 5, 20215 out of 5 stars
RavensRefuge made a custom wedding ring for my wife and it came out perfectly. My wife has small hands and they adjusted a few measurements (not just ring size) to make it work wonderfully for her. I appreciated their suggestions and thoughtfulness. Thank you!
Dan is one of those rare people who always knew exactly what he wanted to do: become a master goldsmith. As a young boy, he had a penchant for skipping school so that he could flatten pennies on the railroad tracks of Wyoming. His attendance was better in high school, where he could take welding for credit -- and he became the state welding champion. When Dan finished high school, he hopped on a bus to Portland, where he knew he could find an apprenticeship with a jeweler, and he never looked back.
Now having worked with metals and gems for over 30 years, Dan is a master goldsmith, platinumsmith and gemsetter, and a perfectionist of the highest order. It is difficult to pull Dan away from his bench -- it's where he's happiest... and his idea of the perfect vacation? Digging for diamonds in Arkansas!
We welcome custom inquiries, but please know that we currently have a limited amount of time that can be devoted to more intricate custom work such as engagement rings. You can view a few of Dan's prior custom projects at www.flickr.com/photos/ravensrefuge/ (or on facebook under "ravens refuge"). He also does a fantastic job with organic casting.
More information and a compilation of our hammering styles, as well as a gallery of a small portion of Dan's prior work, is available at our website: www.ravensrefuge.com.
We purchase our precious metals from a local refinery that deals entirely in recycled metals. We purchase our gems only from suppliers that pledge to sell conflict free stones.
We alloy all of our gold in our shop and we handmill all of our own stock.
Our business philosophy is simple: provide an excellent product with personal attention at a reasonable price.
My name is Laura. I'm promoting Dan's art on Etsy and busy being the mother of our two wonderful children. I answer our inquiries as soon as possible, take all of our photos, and help Dan out at the studio whenever I get the chance.
We are always adding new items to our little nook of Etsy -- so please check back with us to see more of Dan's wonderful creations.
We hope that we will be able to provide you with jewelry that will be treasured for generations. Thank you for visiting our shop.
Dan & Laura
Please note that we will be camping with sporadic Internet access until March 28th. If you write or order during this time period, please know that we'll get back to you as soon as possible!
We strive to create pieces that the owner will treasure, and we welcome custom orders.
Generally: It has come to our attention that we are not receiving all of our messages. If you do not hear from us within 24 hours, please contact us at ravensrefuge [at] gmail.com.
PLEASE NOTE: Our queue is based on the order in which deposits / payments are made. We are happy to take installments on any of our items in whatever increments work for you. A deposit will get your order into our queue.
Our ability to accommodate rush orders may be dependent upon whether we happen to have stock on hand that already is rolled out in the requested dimensions. This isn't a frequent occurrence, as we roll out our stock to order.
If we don't have stock on hand, our ability to accommodate rush orders will depend on whether Dan is able to work longer hours at the studio so that orders in our day-to-day queue will not be delayed. In these circumstances, we charge a rush fee.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Returns and exchange details
For listed items, exchanges or full refunds may be made if the item is returned in original, unworn condition within 7 days of delivery. Exchanges & full refunds will be given even if dimensions have been customized & are different from the dimensions in the listed items. Shipping costs will not be refunded.
Special orders may be returned within 7 days of delivery for store credit only. (“Special orders” do not include wedding bands ordered in dimensions other than those listed. Such wedding bands are returnable for full refunds, as specified above.) “Special orders” include items that are designed specifically for the customer in a personalized manner. Examples of special orders include contoured wedding bands (made to accommodate an engagement ring setting); jewelry with birthstones or specific colored stones; items made with materials that we generally do not use (for example, 90/10 platinum/iridium or 10k gold); and custom engagement rings not pictured on this site. Engraved rings are considered special orders and returnable for store credit only. A labor charge for the special ordered ring will be deducted from the store credit. This charge for returned special orders will be 10% of the price for items over $1000 in price; or $100 for items less than $1000 in price.
Rush orders that we are able to accommodate will be returnable for store credit only. A labor charge for the rush ordered ring will be deducted from the store credit, as will the rush fee.
If we consider the sale to be final, we will notify you prior to setting up your deposit listing. Shipping costs will not be refunded.
If two rings are ordered with the clear intent of returning one and keeping the other, there will be a labor fee of $100 for the ring returned. Our return policy is meant to alleviate the concerns that arise when ordering jewelry sight unseen over the Internet. (Dan makes all of our rings specifically for the person ordering. We lose labor time when rings are ordered, for example, simply for the purpose of trying on with engagement rings.)
All jewelry must be paid for within one year of the initial deposit. In the event that an item is ordered and payment is completed six months or later from the time of the initial deposit, any requested refund will incur either a 10% restocking fee for items over $1000 in price or a $100 restocking fee for items less than $1000 in price. Shipping costs will not be refunded.
QUALITY OF WORKMANSHIP IS GUARANTEED. Though we hope it will not be necessary, if your piece needs to be repaired due to faulty workmanship, we certainly will repair it free of charge. In the event that your piece requires repair due to normal wear, we will repair it at minimal cost in addition to shipping costs.
We guarantee against loss of diamonds and gemstones due to normal wear and tear for one year post receipt. We highly recommend that all stones be checked at least once each year to ensure that they are not loose.
Any and all warranties related to workmanship and resizing will be void if another jeweler has worked on our jewelry. (Setting checks are fine as long as the jeweler has not worked on the ring.)
For special orders, we typically require a 50% deposit up front, with the balance due upon completion (prior to shipping). We are happy to take installments for any of our items, as well, with whatever increments work for you. A deposit will get your order into our queue.
If you would like to change your order after Dan has started working on it (or after you've received it), there will be a labor charge dependent on time spent.
If you would like to pay with a personal check, please contact us prior to purchasing. In the event that we agree to payment with a personal check, the check will be held for two weeks prior to shipment of the item.
All domestic orders will ship via USPS Priority Mail. This generally takes two to three days for delivery, but there is no guarantee on a delivery date. If you are concerned about timing, please ask us for a quote on expedited delivery. Shipping costs vary from $6 to $50 for domestic shipping via Priority Mail, depending on price of the item purchased. This includes shipping, insurance and tracking.
International orders will ship for between $40 and $120, depending on cost of the item purchased. International orders generally are shipped via USPS Express or UPS International.
**International customers, please note that it is not permissible to mail jewelry via US mail to all countries. For some countries, we may need to resort to a FedEx or UPS shipping service & these services generally cost between $75 & $150. Insurance and tracking is included.
**International customers, please remember that you will be responsible for customs charges! This shop is not registered to collect VAT/GST in any country; therefore, VAT/GST is NOT included in our pricing. Customers are responsible for any VAT/GST and/or Customs charges levied by their country on overseas purchases.
Items will be gift-boxed and sent in a priority box or padded mailer.
Additional policies and FAQs
We purchase our metals from a local refinery that deals entirely in recycled metals. We purchase our gems only from suppliers who pledge to sell conflict-free stones. We alloy all of our metal in our shop and we hand-mill all of our own stock.
Please visit www.ravensrefuge.com to find more information and a photo compilation of our hammering styles, as well as to view a gallery of Dan's past work. You are also welcome to contact us directly at ravensrefuge [!at] gmail.com.
We do not work with our customers' materials.
Dan uses only precious metals in his work. Due to fluctuations in the metal markets, our prices are subject to change without notice.
1. Information I Collect
To fulfill your order, we need certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to us), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide us with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.
2. Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It
We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
-- as needed to provide our services, such as when we use your information to fulfill your order, to provide customer support, or if necessary, to settle disputes;
-- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time;
-- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
3. Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about our customers is important to our business. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Service providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our shop, such as delivery companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Compliance with laws. we may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.
4. Data Retention
5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
We may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, we may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If we are deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.
6. Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to our processing of some of your information based on our legitimate interests. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, we are the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at ravensrefuge (at) gmail.com. Alternately, you may mail us at:
Dan Palmer, 2442 SE 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97214