SwankMetalsmithing

Swank Fine Jewelry

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Hi, we are on VACATION until 4/14, messages will be returned at that time, thanks!

Hi, please find us on IG @chelsea_swankmetalsmithing Welcome to SwankMetalsmithing please see our FAQ section here - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SwankMetalsmithing?ref=si_shop#more-section

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 sterling silver, 14k yellow, 14k rose gold and 14k Palladium white gold.

Gary Swank Jewelers
1309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201

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 Apr 3, 2021

Hi, we are on VACATION until 4/14, messages will be returned at that time, thanks!

Hi, please find us on IG @chelsea_swankmetalsmithing Welcome to SwankMetalsmithing please see our FAQ section here - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SwankMetalsmithing?ref=si_shop#more-section

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 sterling silver, 14k yellow, 14k rose gold and 14k Palladium white gold.

Gary Swank Jewelers
1309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201

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

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About SwankMetalsmithing

Sales 5,787
On Etsy since 2011

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, he was here until about 2015. 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.

Shop members

  • 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!

Shop policies

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Last updated on Feb 23, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Ring Sizing

Unsure of your ring size? Please select the smallest size when checking out and I will send you a ring sizer in the mail after purchase to confirm your size.

I highly recommend getting a ring sizer from me. Ring sizing starts at $50 and goes up depending on how far they need to go.
Rings with a continuous pattern like the gear rings CANNOT be sized down and will have to remade, my remake fee starts at $100. Most bands with a continuous pattern can only be sized up 1/2-3/4 of a size.
The discounted remake is a one time courtesy for sizing issues only. You will need to contact me within 2 weeks of delivery to have this option and as it is a courtesy it will be at my discretion.

Payment Plans

We are not able to offer payment plans at this time.

Processing Times & Order Updates/Progress Pictures/ Emails

Made to order items take 4-6 weeks to make. If you need something sooner please contact me to see if we can accommodate you. Rush orders are non-refundable.

We are unable to provide individual photos or updates on your order as it is being made, we do however have general progress pictures on our IG - @chelsea_swankmetalsmithing
I cannot predict exact shipping or arrival dates.

What materials do you work in? What is Palladium White Gold?

We work in sterling silver, 14k rose gold, 14k yellow gold 14k Palladium white gold, 18k rose gold and 18k yellow gold. All of our materials are nickel free.

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. 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.

Care instructions

We include a polishing cloth with every order. For at home cleanings I recommend using a soft tooth brush and some warm soapy water. I recommend a mild and natural soap like a Dr. Bronners or a Mrs. Meyers. If your ring has stones you want to be sure to clean behind them as well to help them stay extra sparkly.
If you have a high shine silver ring that you want to stay as shiny as possible store it in an air tight container when not wearing it to avoid oxidization.

Packaging

Every piece is shipped in a tan jewelry box with a Vegan leather top. We also include a polishing cloth with every order.

Shipping & Customs

Domestic orders are shipped via USPS Priority mail, we use the small flat rate boxes that should fit in every mailbox. Signature confirmations are added at my discretion. Priority mail takes approximately 2-3 business days to arrive. Tracking info is sent to the email on file with your Etsy account.

International orders are shipped via USPS Priority mail. Arrival time varies greatly by country.

Items not retrieved from the post office or customs will be subject to a 50% restocking fee.

International Buyers Please Note-
You may be assessed Import Duties/VAT/ Customs fees, those fees are assessed by your Government and will be your responsibility to pay. We do mark the full value of the item on the customs paperwork.

Custom and personalized orders

I do not take on much custom work. However if you are just wanting to change the stones or do a minor alteration we may be able to do that. Please contact me directly with what you would like to change.

If you have a custom project you would like me to consider please send me a clear, comprehensive message with:
-Design idea
-Materials
-Budget

I cannot consider a project without this information. Sketches and visual aids are always helpful. I will choose projects that stem from a design in my shop, and are within my design aesthetic.

-We cannot set customer gems.

-We do not sell unfinished jewelry or semi mounts.

-We cannot alter our rings to fit with a ring you have from another vendor.

Do you have a shop I can visit?

Our shop is currently closed to the public due to COVID -19.

We are located in downtown Portland Oregon. Our address is -
Gary Swank Jewelers
1309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201

Are the diamonds you use conflict free? Are your metals recycled? Do you offer Engraving?

All of the diamonds we use and sell are certified conflict free. The metals we used are recycled.

We are not able to offer engraving service at this time.