SilverDesignsbyGitte

Silver and Stones - Handmade Jewelry

Sherman, Connecticut · 581 Sales

Announcement   Welcome to Silver Designs by Gitte.
I love working with fine and sterling silver and especially Nature's beautiful stone creations. Everything you see is designed and handcrafted by me personally.
You can find out more in the Shop Info under "About".

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Last updated on Aug 10, 2018

Welcome to Silver Designs by Gitte.
I love working with fine and sterling silver and especially Nature's beautiful stone creations. Everything you see is designed and handcrafted by me personally.
You can find out more in the Shop Info under "About".

Brigitte Banach

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Brigitte Banach

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About

From Nature to Art

Ever since I can remember I have enjoyed drawing and sketching. When I was 16, my parents, who wanted to support my artistic creativity, enrolled me into the “Zeichen-Akademie” in Hanau/Germany. The Academy is an all day school where you learn the trade of becoming a certified jeweler. For seven semesters (3.5 years), I studied drawing, design, metalworking and learned to make jewelry. I graduated with the degree of certified goldsmith.

However, I only worked for a few months in my profession.

I returned to art years later, after moving to the United States. I initially started by drawing and painting. Then I discovered PMC (Precious Metal Clay), took a course and started to create pendants and necklaces. Eventually, this led me to discover all the pretty stones Nature produces - I have been hooked ever since I tried for the first time to capture their beauty in silver.

Since 1989 my American husband and I have been living in beautiful Connecticut.

My other loves/hobbies are my animals, gardening and being outdoors whenever possible. At the moment we live with two dogs, two cats and a parrot.

Shop members

  • Gitte Banach

    Owner, Creator

    A certified jeweler by trade, I love to capture the beauty of stones in silver.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy shop. I make all my jewelry at home at my studio in Sherman, CT. Please contact me with any questions you may have.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I try to describe and photograph my items as accurate as possible.
If for some reason you are not satisfied with the item you purchased from me, please let me know within 3 days of receiving the item. I accept a return within 15 days of receipt. The item has to be shipped back with tracking and full insurance. I will refund the purchase price, but not shipping and handling costs to Direct Checkout once I have received the item. Convo me so I know when to expect the return.
Please also note that items that were altered on your request cannot be returned.
Payment
I accept Direct Checkout and PayPal. Your order will be shipped once payment has posted.
Shipping
Shipping is via United States Post Office, first class mail with tracking and insurance (takes 2-4 days). You will receive a shipping notice via Etsy once your item has shipped. All items are shipped within 1-3 business days.

For international orders, buyers are responsible for any duty or import taxes. International orders are also insured up to $400, but tracking is not always available.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not accept custom orders or payment plans at this time.