Sterling Silver Jewelry Designs from my Bench

Cincinnati, Ohio · 243 Sales


Sterling Silver Jewelry Designs from my Bench

Cincinnati, Ohio 243 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
Tracy Hammond

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Tracy Hammond

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

6kitties on May 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous piece. I made a special request and it was realized to perfection. Many thanks for the outstanding service and lovely pendant.

Kathleen Tuttle

Kathleen Tuttle on Apr 27, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This pendant is absolutely beautiful- it expresses how I have been feeling ( brokenhearted) but with a rainbow of light still inside to keep me going a hope of healing. It is beautifully made-the perfect weight and size I am so glad I ordered it. Nice communication with Tracy.A++++++++++


angelarene75 on Mar 12, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love this chain. Artist was great to work with. This chain is thicker and stronger than what I normally purchase. And I am hard on chains. This one is holding up great. Feels great on my skin. Highly recommend this artist.


angelarene75 on Mar 12, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This was an amazing purchase. Being an adoptee, my birthday is not a happy day for me. Then I learned about this artist and pendant. For the first time in 20 years, I bought myself a birthday gift. I am in the process of searching for my birth family and I will wear this until I get the answers I do. If my birth mother is still alive, I will gift it to her on the day that I meet her. This is so well made, designed and crafted. Artist was easy to work with and this is a great value. Such a good purchase.

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The Adoption loss Pendant- back story

I have been touched by the many stories shared about what the adoption pendant means to so many. It went from the conceptual statement about adoption including heart ache and loss verses a slick corporate TV spot showing an unrealistic adoption and excluding the biological parents who are grieving. The pendant represents empowerment by accepting our cracks, dents, and scratches. Adoption has changed us, but we still shine.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Adoption Loss Pendants is donated to Saving Our Sisters (SOS), a grassroots organization to help mothers in need, who are at risk of loosing a child to adoption. The SOS network is there to help mothers by supplying the resources they need to parent successfully. SOS is part of CUB (Concerned United Birthparents).

Podcast interview
With Haley Radke from AdopteesOn podcast. We talk about the adoption pendant and how creativity can help in healing.

The adoption loss pendant is featured in "Flip the Script" available on Amazon

Articles about the Adoption Pendant

Interview with the LA times from 2013 about Veronica Brown

Other articles

First and foremost I am a Silversmith, but view the silver as a platform to display gemstones. I strive to obtain high quality gemstones, and I have a lot of gemstones in varying shapes and sizes. Some gemstones I have in-stock include: Rubies, Sapphires, Aquamarine, Demantoid Garnet, Tsavorite Garnet, Spessartite Garnet, Rhodolite Garnet, Star Sapphire, Prenite, Chalcedony, Zircon, natural Topaz, Quartz, Ametrine, Flourite, Diamonds, Moonstone, Agate, Chrome Diopside, Lapis, Labradorite, Spectralite, Sunstone, Andesine, Chrysoprase, Iolite, Tiger Eye, Tourmaline, Apatite, Jasper, Moonstone, Morganite, Quartz & more.

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  • Tracy Hammond


    My love of gemstones started at 16 with a green diamond ring from a great-aunt. For the last 28 years have taken a keen interest in learning about gemstones & making jewelry. My silversmith education started in HS &has continued through today

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    Supervising Cat, Cheif Of Scratching On Workshop Door

    Spooky CEO supervising cat of photo shoots at Tracy's Gem Shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 14, 2015
Welcome to my Etsy shop. I work as a part-time Silversmith out of my home workshop. Thank you for stopping by to look at my work.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Full refund within 7 days of receipt of you do not like your item, Item must be returned to seller in condition it was received in for refund to be applied to customer (does not apply to custom orders). Refund applied after item is received.

Custom order items are not subject to refund, unless damaged or incorrect item is shipped. Custom ordered gemstones are photographed and image sent to customer for approval, once custom ordered gemstones are approved and set, they cannot be returned unless damaged during shipping, or incorrect item is sent.

Custom orders- Photos during production process will be sent to buyer during the custom order process for approval, once buyer approves the item it will be shipped, custom orders are not subject to refund unless damaged, or incorrect item is shipped.

Policy on Gemstone images for custom orders & custom gemstone orders, I will make every effort to photograph custom orders & custom gemstone orders so they show true to life, however gemstones/jewelry can appear differently than due to lighting, environment, etc. . Customer will be able to review the images, If buyer does not like image of custom ordered gemstones, they can be returned to supplier for a new stone, but this must take place within 3 days of sending the image to the buyer for approval. My suppliers only allow a few days to initiate a gemstone return or exchange, so that time frame must be met in order to exchange.

Items not received, each order has tracking, if item is not delivered by the USPS, i will initiate a claim with USPS and ship another order to the customer.
Payment through Etsy accepted, also by check through the mail- If you wish to pay by check please contact me for address.
Some items are made to order, 1-2 week processing time on some made to order items. Please see listings for shipping time frames.

All items sent first class
Additional policies and FAQs
A chart of birthstones can be viewed here