VerbenaPlaceJewelry

Handmade Artisan Argentium Silver & Fine Gold Jewelry

California, United States · 5313 Sales

VerbenaPlaceJewelry

Handmade Artisan Argentium Silver & Fine Gold Jewelry

California, United States 5313 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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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.

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 Apr 11, 2016

Artisan jewelry, entirely handmade and designed by David Worcester using Argentium 960 high purity silver, 14k yellow gold, and precious and semi-precious gemstones.

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

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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 - http://www.etsy.com/shop/VerbenaPlaceJewelry/about/

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept Credit Card payments and PayPal only. California residents will be charged sales tax.
Shipping
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.
** 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.

Many Thanks!
Helen
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.