Handmade Artisan Argentium Silver & Fine Gold Jewelry

California, United States · 5196 Sales


Handmade Artisan Argentium Silver & Fine Gold Jewelry

California, United States 5196 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

VerbenaPlaceJewelry is taking a short break


Note from shop owner We will be closed Thursday, July 28th and back on Friday the 29th.
Thanks! Helen and David

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 28, 2016

We will be closed Thursday, July 28th and back on Friday the 29th.
Thanks! Helen and David

David and Helen Worcester

Contact shop owner

David and Helen Worcester


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Dawnn Selock

Dawnn Selock on Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

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

5 out of 5 stars

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!

Nicole H

Nicole H on Jul 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Working with them to put a different color stone was easy and we can't wait to receive it!

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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

Shop policies

Last updated on April 6, 2016
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 -

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
We accept Credit Card payments and PayPal only. California residents will be charged sales tax.
We do our best to ship within 48 hours. We ship all packages via Priority Mail.

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.
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:

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.

Many Thanks!
Refunds and Exchanges
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 will refund your purchase. 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.

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
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.