SwankMetalsmithing

Swank Fine Jewelry

Oregon, United States · 2186 Sales

SwankMetalsmithing

Swank Fine Jewelry

Oregon, United States 2186 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(604)

Announcement   Welcome to SwankMetalsmithing -
We are a family owned and operated business based out of downtown Portland, OR. I, Chelsea, work with my dad, Gary Swank, he started his business in 1973! Our store front in Portland is called Gary Swank Jewelers. My mom also works here part time, her name is Karen. We are focused on creating really interesting and unique pieces of jewelry that are heirloom quality.

We work in Silver, Gold and Platinum. Just a few of the styles we work with are Steampunk, Edwardian, Etruscan, Art Deco and Art Nouveau. You can see an additional portfolio of our work at www.garyswank.com

You are welcome to come check out our shop, we are open 10:30-5:30 Wednesday thru Saturday.

Gary Swank Jewelers
1309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
503 223-8940

You can find me on Instagram @ chelsea_swankmetalsmithing
You can see sneak peeks of our newest stuff as well as process photos.


For more information about us check out our profile - https://www.etsy.com/people/SwankMetalsmithing?ref=owner_profile_leftnav

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 13, 2016

Welcome to SwankMetalsmithing -
We are a family owned and operated business based out of downtown Portland, OR. I, Chelsea, work with my dad, Gary Swank, he started his business in 1973! Our store front in Portland is called Gary Swank Jewelers. My mom also works here part time, her name is Karen. We are focused on creating really interesting and unique pieces of jewelry that are heirloom quality.

We work in Silver, Gold and Platinum. Just a few of the styles we work with are Steampunk, Edwardian, Etruscan, Art Deco and Art Nouveau. You can see an additional portfolio of our work at www.garyswank.com

You are welcome to come check out our shop, we are open 10:30-5:30 Wednesday thru Saturday.

Gary Swank Jewelers
1309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
503 223-8940

You can find me on Instagram @ chelsea_swankmetalsmithing
You can see sneak peeks of our newest stuff as well as process photos.


For more information about us check out our profile - https://www.etsy.com/people/SwankMetalsmithing?ref=owner_profile_leftnav

Chelsea Swank

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A on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Chelsea was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her communication was always super fast. I absolutely love my new ring! It is so sparkly and exactly as I hoped. Thank you so much! I am looking forward to purchasing more jewelry from Swank Metalsmithing! I would highly recommend this store. Thank you for a wonderful ring and buying experience!

channa vance

channa vance on Aug 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

love it so much. i get so many compliments on it already.

Erica Navarro

Erica Navarro on Aug 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fast delivery. Love their stuff and bought this so I know what size i am when I finally order!!!!

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Updates

Oregon Ponderosa Sunstone & Champagne Diamond Moon Ring in 14k Yellow Gold.
Modern Art Deco Engagement Ring Set. Now in our shop, can also be made in Rose and Palladium White gold. heart_eyes
Alchemy Element symbol sterling silver ring with marquise turquoise.
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About

SwankMetalsmithing

My father opened his jewelery store in 1973 in Downtown Portland it was called The Silver Hammer. Over the years he has had a few different store fronts and over time the name changed to Gary Swank Jewelers. We are now in our permanent location at 1309 SW Broadway.

In 2011 I started hanging around the shop and quickly became enamored. I decided to go full time here and apprentice my father to learn the jewelry trade. Shortly after I started here my younger brother, Grayam, decided to come on board as well. We all do our own CAD designs and have our own unique aesthetics.

All of the work is done here in our shop, from the idea to the wax, casting, metalwork and stone setting and polishing and finishing.

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  • Chelsea Swank

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am the lead on our little Etsy shop here. Most of the designs you see here are mine. I do the whole process from design, to casting to metalwork, packaging and shipping. I have been a jeweler for about 6 years now.

  • Gary Swank

    Maker, Designer, Creator

    Gary Swank is the owner of Gary Swank Jewelers. He opened his first jewelry shop at the age of 18, in 1973. He fancies himself the head cheese.

  • Karen Swank

    Worker Bee 🐝

    Karen does a lot of our metal work. She comes up with design ideas, helps with shipping and maintaining the shop. She also does ceramics, and has her own Etsy shop called WoobieLove. And she's my Saturday morning farmers market buddy!

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Last updated on Jul 19, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each piece of jewelry comes in a tan box with the leather top. We also include a polishing cloth.
I will be happy to gift wrap you jewelry for you upon request.

Sizing details

I have a ring sizer I can send you in the mail for free to help you determine your ring size.
Please convo me with your mailing address if you would like me to send you a ring sizer.

Payment Plans

I am happy to work out a payment plan with you. I generally ask for a deposit of $250 to get started. After that the amount and frequency of installments is up to you, I do ask that they are a minimum of $100. When the piece is paid off it will ship.

Processing Times

Made to order items take about 4 weeks for us to make. If you need something sooner please contact me to see if we can accommodate you.

Why do you use Palladium White Gold?

Most of the white gold that you see in America has nickel as the alloy. 14k gold is about 56% pure gold, the rest is alloy. Nickel based alloys can be problematic because approximately 15% of the population is or will become allergic to nickel over their lifetime. The Palladium white gold we use is nickel free. Palladium which comes from the platinum family of metals replaces the nickel in the alloy, making it hypoallergenic. Palladium white gold has a gorgeous gray color and we do not plate any of our metals so there is no upkeep required.
Palladium white gold is just as durable as commercial white gold.