Dawnn Selock on Jul 27, 2016
This item is beautiful It's prettier than the picture and very well made. This shop is courteous and professional. They will send your order asap. You will love this merchandise. I can't recommend them enough.
barbbq95 on Jul 24, 2016
This exquisite pendant far exceeded my expectations. I love it!! Once again, I love your designs..... Now, I have the dilemma of which pendant I want to wear, and then I select my outfit!
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:
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David and Helen Worcester
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
SHIPMENTS OUTSIDE THE USA: Are sent Priority Mail and take 2-3 weeks or longer. Please be aware that your government may impose VAT or other fees at the time of delivery. These are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
** IF YOU ARE IN THE UK **
You will likely be charged 20% VAT and £8 handling by Royal Mail upon delivery. These taxes are the buyers responsibility and are out of our control. This link will explain the delivery procedure: http://www.royalmail.com/personal/help-and-support/Ive-received-a-card-asking-for-a-payment
We put the price paid on the customs form and include an invoice in the package as is required by law."
ATTN: INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Whether you wish to proceed with an order, or cancel, we need to hear from you. We will not ship until we hear from you that you have read and accept the above information. If we do not hear from you in three days, we will cancel the order.
Refunds and Exchanges
International orders: We do not refund shipping charges on returns.
We want you to be delighted with your purchase! We welcome any comments, suggestions, complaints, and compliments :-)
Additional policies and FAQs
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.