Personalized hand stamped sterling silver name jewelry

Each letter and image is stamped into the metal one by one, using professional marking tools
My in-home studio
My happy place, indeed.
Guitar pick necklaces to be gifted at the Official gift lounge of the 2012 CMA Awards
Finishing some metal under my benchtop dust collector using my trusty flex shaft.

Hand Stamped, Handmade Jewelry and Gifts with Heirloom Potential

So honored to have been featured by Etsy in the "Quit Your Day Job" series. I've learned so much from the amazing artisans featured in the past. It is my pleasure and such an incredible honor to be able to return the favor.

The jewelry creations of River Valley Designs reflect a minimalist aesthetic but just as strongly they speak to the heart. Whether it’s a Mom necklace for her or a monogrammed tie tack for him, clean lines and classic forms with a lighthearted touch define owner-designer Danielle Watt’s bespoke line. But look closely and see painstakingly applied, hand-stamped sentiments that express something singular about the wearer. Watt meticulously handcrafts her designs from sterling silver using a range of metalworking techniques. Her joy is capturing the wearer’s unique story with her hand-stamping tools to create a piece of heirloom quality jewelry that will be worn today and treasured tomorrow.

In addition to catering to private customers, River Valley Designs jewelry is a popular choice for inclusion in celebrity swag bags and has been gifted to, among others, Amanda Seyfried, Mila Kunis and singer Jordin Sparks, who was photographed in September 2012 wearing a River Valley Designs bracelet as she received her Power of Youth Award. Also in 2012, the company’s custom-designed sterling silver guitar pick pendants, which sport the adage, “Where Words Fail, Music Speaks,” were part of the official gift bag/lounge for the 46th annual CMA Awards.

Each River Valley Designs piece is custom made to client specifications. Customers can learn about the company, check out available designs and place orders at

Danielle Watt is a resident of Shadyside, Ohio and has been creating jewelry since 2009. When not busy at the jeweler’s bench, Danielle enjoys spending time with her son. As a Registered Veterinary Technician she also donates time to Animal Balance, a non-profit organization that conducts large volume spay and neuter clinics in remote areas of the world.

•The Artisan Group (

•Etsy Quit Your Day Job (upcoming in 2012)
•Featured in Huffington Post – Valentine’s Gifts For Him (Feb 2012)
•I Want Her Job™ “Leading Lady,” September 18, 2012

“I feel so amazingly blessed to be following my dream. And to be able to volunteer in the meantime… it’s just amazing. I have never been happier! I wake up each day having to pinch myself!”
~ Danielle Watt
owner, maker, designer, curator, Unofficial Product Photographer, Packaging and Shipping Guru, and Everything Else In Between

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