VerbenaPlaceJewelry

Handmade Artisan Argentium Silver & Fine Gold Jewelry

Yucca Valley, California | 7646 Sales

VerbenaPlaceJewelry

Handmade Artisan Argentium Silver & Fine Gold Jewelry

Yucca Valley, California 7646 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1479)

Announcement   Artisan jewelry, entirely handmade and designed by David Worcester using Argentium 960 high purity silver, 14k yellow gold, and precious and semi-precious gemstones. All items shown on our site are in stock and ready to ship. We ship within the U.S. only via Priority Mail. Please allow for shipping time of 2 to 6 days. We DO NOT offer overnight shipping.

Sorry, we are not able to take on custom work.

Hi! I'm David, here with my wife, Helen.

Welcome to our home at Etsy.


After selling our karat gold and precious gem pieces to retailers across the United States and internationally for over thirty years, we're pleased to now offer them directly along with new creations in Argentium Silver, recently verified as the most tarnish resistant silver made.

We use no commercial settings to hold gemstones. In fact, most of our pieces have no heads at all, but secure the stones through tension setting, using a spring action designed into the piece itself. 

I love to tinker and develop innovative, fun, and interesting ways to set stones to show off their beauty, and now to be able to share my pendant and earring designs with you.



Argentium Silver is of 100% recycled silver, and the specific alloy that we use is the whitest, brightest, highest purity on the market, having about half the non-silver content of traditional sterling. In addition, it can be treated to be harder and more durable than the normal, lower purity material. Though a bit more difficult to come by, we think that it's well worth the extra trouble to obtain this beautiful, newly introduced metal.

Members of the Rhode Island School of Design team RISDteam

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Photos on Flikr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hworcester/

Want a piece that has sold? Contact us, we can most likely make one for you!

Interested in having one of our silver pieces done in gold? Contact us for a current price. And be sure to check our sold items for additional pieces that can be made up for you.

Happy browsing!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 18, 2018

Artisan jewelry, entirely handmade and designed by David Worcester using Argentium 960 high purity silver, 14k yellow gold, and precious and semi-precious gemstones. All items shown on our site are in stock and ready to ship. We ship within the U.S. only via Priority Mail. Please allow for shipping time of 2 to 6 days. We DO NOT offer overnight shipping.

Sorry, we are not able to take on custom work.

Hi! I'm David, here with my wife, Helen.

Welcome to our home at Etsy.


After selling our karat gold and precious gem pieces to retailers across the United States and internationally for over thirty years, we're pleased to now offer them directly along with new creations in Argentium Silver, recently verified as the most tarnish resistant silver made.

We use no commercial settings to hold gemstones. In fact, most of our pieces have no heads at all, but secure the stones through tension setting, using a spring action designed into the piece itself. 

I love to tinker and develop innovative, fun, and interesting ways to set stones to show off their beauty, and now to be able to share my pendant and earring designs with you.



Argentium Silver is of 100% recycled silver, and the specific alloy that we use is the whitest, brightest, highest purity on the market, having about half the non-silver content of traditional sterling. In addition, it can be treated to be harder and more durable than the normal, lower purity material. Though a bit more difficult to come by, we think that it's well worth the extra trouble to obtain this beautiful, newly introduced metal.

Members of the Rhode Island School of Design team RISDteam

Become a Facebook Fan to find out about special promotions and updates.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/VerbenaPlace/143874462306562

Photos on Flikr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hworcester/

Want a piece that has sold? Contact us, we can most likely make one for you!

Interested in having one of our silver pieces done in gold? Contact us for a current price. And be sure to check our sold items for additional pieces that can be made up for you.

Happy browsing!

David and Helen Worcester

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David and Helen Worcester

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About

Verbena Place Jewelry - Designer Jewelry in Argentium Silver, Gold, and Gemstones

Hello and welcome to our Etsy shop!

As you can see from our photo, we have been making jewelry for a long time:) David is the designer, manufacturer and photographer. Helen is the stone buyer, contact person, and all the rest. We found out about Etsy several years ago from a friend and former employee of ours. She has a very successful Etsy shop and encouraged us to give Etsy a try since we were looking for an online presence. We have been very happy that we did!

We got our start working for Helen’s grandmother in her jewelry store. With David’s background in sculpture (bachelor of fine arts in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design), jewelry design was a good fit and we went on to open our own retail store. Eight years later David won a design competition which awarded him a booth space in New York city at a major international jewelry show. Since then, we have been selling David’s designs to jewelry stores throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Helen obtained the colored stone certificate from the Gemological Institute of America, while David obtained their diamond certificate. Helen does the stone buying and the stones are a great inspiration to David’s designing.

We produce most of our work through the method called lost wax casting, where wax patterns, embedded in a mold, are melted out and replaced with molten metal. The patterns used for this process are created by injecting hot wax into vulcanized rubber molds that David has made of his original, carefully crafted designs.

We use no commercial settings to hold gemstones. In fact, most of our pieces have no heads at all, but secure the stones through tension setting, using a spring action designed into the piece itself.



Argentium Silver is of 100% recycled silver, and the specific alloy that we use is the whitest, brightest, highest purity on the market, having about half the non-silver content of traditional sterling. In addition, it can be treated to be harder and more durable than the normal, lower purity material. Though a bit more difficult to come by, we think that it's well worth the extra trouble to obtain this beautiful, newly introduced metal.

In the last few years we have been downsizing our business and now sell almost exclusively on Etsy. Every piece you see for sale in our Etsy shop is designed and made, from start to finish, by David.

Like so many disciplines, jewelry making offers a lot to explore, always keeping both designing and production interesting. Our ideas feed off one another, or spin off spontaneous observations that catch our eye and imagination.


For more information about Argentium silver:
http://www.argentiumsilver.com/

return to Shop Home: http://www.etsy.com/shop/VerbenaPlace

Shop members

  • David and Helen Worcester

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on February 17, 2018
All of our pieces are of our own, original design. Most work is made through a lost wax casting process, using molds that David makes of his original design masters. He takes no short cuts, and even adds extra hand, mechanical, and heating steps, to produce the finest, most satisfying work that he possibly can. For more information about us please see our about page - http://www.etsy.com/shop/VerbenaPlaceJewelry/about/

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 gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We try to photograph and describe our pieces as accurately as possible, however, things look different on every computer screen, so if you are at all unsatisfied, we accept returns. Depending on the situation, a 10% restocking fee may be charged. Please contact us within 2 to 3 weeks of receipt of your order if you are unhappy.

We want you to be delighted with your purchase! We welcome any comments, suggestions, complaints, and compliments :-)
Payment
We accept Credit Card payments and PayPal only. California residents will be charged sales tax.
Shipping
We do our very best to ship within 24 hours of payment clearing. If it is going be longer than 24 hours, we will let you know. Our items are gift wrapped and shipped via Priority Mail which normally takes 2 to 6 days depending on your location.
Please note that the delivery date given by the USPS is an estimate only. We cannot guarantee a delivery date. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.

U.S. shipments only.
Additional policies and FAQs
Because of time restraints and liability issues, we cannot accept any custom work.

We hate to disappoint and we really appreciate it when we are asked, but we have learned through experience that we really have to stick to this policy. We hope you will understand.

If you have any questions at all about a specific piece, or any questions about our work in general, please contact us. We will be delighted to respond.