Handcrafted silver jewelry & Mother Nature's minerals

Gloucester, Massachusetts | 6097 Sales


Handcrafted silver jewelry & Mother Nature's minerals

Gloucester, Massachusetts 6097 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (1946)

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When you look back at an old cabochon photo from 3 years ago and you realized most of these stones have been set and are now rings that have just been listed on our page! heart_eyesrainbow Happy Friyay!
We've been busy bee's moving our office this past week to a new bigger one! We cannot wait to add 100+ stone rings to our collection so we've been sneaking listings in between! These rings are soon to come & some have just been added to our shop homepage!


Unique stone jewelry inspired by mother nature, set in one-of-a-kind handmade sterling silver settings.

Village Silversmith is a family owned business that started in the historic seaside village of Rockport, MA. The life long interest of minerals, fossils, stone cutting, and silversmithing ran through the Bajoras family and lead to the opening of their first retail shop on the North Shore.

Within fifteen years of opening their doors in Rockport, Village Silversmith has opened six additional locations. Now, Village Silversmith has another Rockport store location, equipped with workshop, a location on Main Street in Gloucester, Massachusetts, our largest store at the Northshore Mall in Peabody, Massachusetts, our seasonal store right on the boulevard in Hampton Beach, NH, dream locations in historical ports, Portsmouth, NH and Newburyport, MA, as well as our newest location in mystical Salem, MA. Each one of our retail locations has varying specialties and their own distinct feel created by our store design and knowledgeable staff.

Village Silversmith also sells at over twenty trade shows and festivals a year. We provide a large wholesale and retail inventory with an incomparable selection of our famous quality stone cabochons and beads.

Our specialty at Village Silversmith is our enormous collection of handmade stone jewelry set in sterling silver. We believe in celebrating the unique, natural beauty of the earth’s most incredible stones, and mounting them in fine, one-of-a-kind handmade settings for our customers to wear and enjoy for many years.

We use the highest quality colored hard stones, including rarities such as unusual agates and jaspers, all selected for their exceptional patterns and colors. We offer extensive selections of fossilized stones (such as sand dollars, coral, and dinosaur bone), Russian stones (such as deep red eudialite, shimmering purple charoite, and chatoyant greens of seraphinite), and a beautiful array of multi-colored moonstones. We have also become known for our work with traditional stones such as amber, turquoise, malachite, and lapis lazuli.

We hope you enjoy browsing through the hundreds of beautiful pieces on Etsy, and ask you to feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Shop members

  • John Bajoras


    John is the driving force behind the growth of Village Silversmith, a collection of retail stores throughout MA & NH that feature jewelry, minerals, & fossils. He travels all over the globe to find the highest quality stones for setting & selling.

  • Katy Marques


    With experience at Village Silversmith for over a decade, Katy has been a part of the business' expansion from a couple retail stores to eight locations & an ever growing online presence. Her love of unique jewelry & stones is the fuel to her fire!

  • Sarah Harker

    Customer Service, Curator

    Sarah's background in communications & marketing has led her to becoming Village Silversmith's Web Content Manager & Curator of our Etsy Store. Sarah's love of nature including rocks & minerals influence her style and the natural look of our shop.

  • G. McKenna

    Designer, Maker

    With twenty-seven years of experience in the jewelry industry, G.'s specialties include hand engraving, stone and gem settings, custom fabrication while working in all metals from platinum to sterling silver.

  • Emily Natti

    Assistant, Photographer

    Emily has been working on our team since she was in high school! Now, she manages one of our retail store locations in Gloucester, MA and is a huge help in uploading all of Village Silversmith's unique items in our shop!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 14, 2017
Village Silversmith prides itself on its unique and hand-crafted jewelry. This is why anything VS makes, or the artisans we represent, is guaranteed against defects in materials or craftsmanship. Should an item fail at any time due to a defect in its construction or metal, we will repair or replace it at no charge. If it cannot be repaired or replaced, store credit may be given. The amount of this credit is chosen on a case-by-case basis.

Although well-made jewelry can last for years without incident, precious metals do abrade over time. Our guarantee does not protect against excessive wear, abuse or loss. If an item requires repair due to excessive wear or damages caused by the customer, a repair fee will be charged. Repair costs are determined on a case-by-case basis by one of our silversmiths; and before anything is repaired, the customer will be made aware of the repair cost. It will then be up to the customer to accept the fee and allow the item to be fixed.

Jewelry is not maintenance-free. If able, we strongly encourage you to bring in your jewelry once a year for a complimentary cleaning and inspection. At that time, we can assess the condition of your jewelry and recommend any repairs before further damage or loss occurs. At your time of purchase, all items will be inspected to ensure perfect quality.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Sterling Silver returns may be made within 30 days, accompanied by a receipt, with no signs of wear, for an exchange or refund.Fashion jewelry returns may be made within 7 days, accompanied by a receipt, with no signs of wear, for an exchange or refund. No returns/exchanges after 7 days. Rock, mineral & fossil returns may be made within 7 days, accompanied by a receipt, without any damage, for an exchange or refund. No returns/exchanges after 7 days. Sterling silver returns may be made after 30 days, accompanied by a receipt, with no signs of wear, for store credit only. ALL Returned items must be accompanied by the original packaging. Custom designed merchandise and/or any merchandise altered in any way cannot be returned. Returns of cash purchases over $200, will receive a check by mail within seven (7) days of the return date. All other refunds will be issued in the original tender of the purchase. Please communicate with us via direct message or email so that we can help facilitate your return!

Holiday gift returns may be made until January 24th of the following year. You must ship the item back to us (Village Silversmith will provide a USPS label via e-mail to cover return shipping costs) for inspection. Upon arrival we will inspect the item(s) and decide if a refund is issued or if the item will be returned to you. Rings that have been re-sized are final sale.
If you cannot purchase an item on spot, please send a message to hold and we will hold the item for 24 hours. After the 24 hours, the item will be taken off hold and made available for sale, unless a layaway deposit of 20% is made on the item. To make the initial deposit you must call us at 978-559-7684 and ask for Sarah. After the initial deposit is made, we ask that layaway payments can be made by phone 978-559-7684.

Layaways must total $100 or more and require 20% down. Monthly payments must be made to keep the layaway active. After 6 months of inactivity, the amount paid will be forfeited. Cancellation of a layaway will result in store credit for the existing deposit(s) only. There will be no cash back. Payments may be made in any VS store, via credit card over the phone or on our website. No more than one item can be placed on layaway, per customer.
Village Silversmith ships USPS Priority Mail from 1-3 days within the date of purchase. Village Silversmith ships international packages USPS First Class Package International Service. Priority Mail includes $50 insurance on all packages and free tracking. For full insurance, signature required with delivery, Priority Mail Express, and/or any other shipping requests, please contact Village Silversmith prior to or in "Notes" with order and we will contact you with a private listing for applicable shipping up-charges. Please allow extended shipping time for ring sizing orders, as stated in ring sizing listing.

More information

Last updated on Oct 19, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Here is all of the info you should need for Village Silversmith ring sizing:

To have a ring sized through Village Silversmith, please add the “Ring Sizing” product to your cart, along with the ring that needs to be sized.

In the notes section of the order please indicate:
-The name of the ring that needs to be size, if there is more than one ring being ordered.
-What size the ring is currently and what size you would like it to be size to.
-Place the order.

We will contact you (via Etsy convo) once your ring is placed in the hands of the silversmith to let you know approximately when you can expect the ring. SIZED RINGS ARE FINAL SALE.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each jewelry order is placed in an anti-tarnish pouch and a silver foil box with our logo on it. The box will have a silver elastic bow holding it shut. We have complimentary gift wrapping in addition to this available.

If you are interested in the gift wrap too just make a note on your order and we would be happy to add it!

Care instructions

We recommend using a silver cream or anti-tarnish polish to remove oxidation from silver. The brand that we have found to be one of the best is Wright’s. For traveling or quick polishing we recommend a silver polishing cloth. The brand we like best is Sunshine Polishing Cloths.

The majority of stones will not be harmed by Wright’s silver cream because it is mild. However, one should avoid prolonged exposure of any organic stones to harsh chemicals. Also, stones should not be left to prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.

The following organic stones should be cleaned with a mild soap and water: Turquoise, Coral, Pearls, & Amber.

All metals should be kept away from chlorine and bleach; this includes swimming pools.