Balticsmith

Northern European Iron Age jewelry reproductions

Silver Spring, Maryland · 759 Sales

Balticsmith

Northern European Iron Age jewelry reproductions

Silver Spring, Maryland 759 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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(151)

Announcement   Baltic, Finnic, Nordic, Slavic? Reproductions from the Viking Age and beyond plus original work in silver and bronze. Continuing to honor the old gods and spirits today. Handmade in U.S.A. Books and media to support your reenactment and spiritual needs. Custom work welcome!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 20, 2017

Baltic, Finnic, Nordic, Slavic? Reproductions from the Viking Age and beyond plus original work in silver and bronze. Continuing to honor the old gods and spirits today. Handmade in U.S.A. Books and media to support your reenactment and spiritual needs. Custom work welcome!

Andris Rūtiņš

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Andris Rūtiņš

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Vida Norris

Vida Norris on May 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

My pendant turned out absolutely beautiful. Andris from Balticsmith worked with me to recreate a pendant with an ancient sun symbol found in Lithuania. His skill, attention to detail and knowledge of his craft is really amazing. He kept me updated throughout the whole process and I enjoyed seeing it develop. I highly recommend this shop!

Philip Grennan

Philip Grennan on May 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Received this beautiful ring today. It fits perfectly and I am beyond thrilled. Even the package presentation is done with great care. Beautifully done! Thank you Andris! Philip Grennan

djqrandom

djqrandom on May 1, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing piece of artwork! I wanted something traditional and authentic to wear with my Iron Age design pendant. The craftsmanship is evident as the chain is a tedious design and it is the exact pattern I've seen in museums in Europe. I can't say enough good things about the quality, very reasonable cost, and exceptional service from Andris at Balticsmith. Thank you!

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About

2nd career craftsman returns to the passion of his youth to celebrate and share his history

Thanks to smithing teachers J. Kļaviņš, L. Spure, O. Kutcers, A. Pāriņš, Ā. Alsiņš, K. Grencions,
colleagues D. Kalniņš, V. Straupe, U. Drava, M. Braže, M. Schwartz, archaeologists G. Zemītis, A. Radiņš, J. Ciglis, R. Ritums, A. Tomsons, I. Žeiere!

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Shop members

  • Andris Rūtiņš

    Owner, Metalsmith, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on March 9, 2018
If I am away from my studio teaching or merchanting, I may not be able to ship orders until my return. See "Shipping Policy" for details.

Purchases are shipped with a complementary gift pouch, polishing cloth if appropriate, and an unlimited lifetime warranty for work made by my hand. If you buy it from me, and you have a problem with it later, I'll take care of you. See "Additional Information" below for details.

I am very happy to take on custom work! Contact me, and let's talk about it!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 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)
I have made every effort to accurately describe my merchandise, including detailed photographs and approximate measurements. I make my work by hand, so sizes may occasionally vary by as much as ±10%. If a product turns out not to be what you expected, you may return it in as-new condition with all accessories within 14 days of receipt for full refund of the item price. Insured shipping in both directions will remain your responsibility. No claims for uninsured and lost or damaged return shipments will be considered. If have inadvertently misrepresented an item, I will reimburse the cost of shipping in both directions.
Payment
All orders shipped to addresses in the State of Maryland will be assessed a 6% sales tax. Customers residing outside Maryland and receiving purchases by mail are themselves responsible for any applicable taxes. In-person sales will be subject to all applicable state and local taxes.

Exclusive commissions will be charged a non-refundable 50% deposit when the order is placed and the balance prior to shipping. Commissions in 18K gold will also require a 50% deposit, but only 20% of the total price will be non-refundable.
Shipping
Despite my efforts to ship within a day of your order and to keep my inventory up-to-date on Etsy, an item may be mistakenly listed as in stock when it has been sold in person. In the event of such an oversight, I will notify you immediately and offer you the choice of waiting until I can make or procure more, alternative products, or immediate refund. If an item is not available to be shipped immediately, I will make it for you, which may delay it one or two weeks. If rapid shipping is essential for you, please contact me via convo or e-mail at Andris[at]balticsmith.com prior to placing your order to get an estimated shipping date. I don't want to disappoint you!

All domestic (U.S.) orders are shipped insured for their full value. International orders are insured for their full value up to the limit (currently USD 200, I believe). While this slightly increases shipping costs, you are assured that if a shipments fails to reach your door intact, you will receive full compensation. This is important; I once lost several hundred dollars when a seller promised to insure a shipment but failed to do so. To make a long story short, I was left with neither the merchandise nor the money. I will not subject you to that risk.

I ship to U.S. addresses via your choice of USPS first class, priority, or express mail, and media mail when applicable. I will ship to destinations abroad using the most practical means available. I add a modest handling fee of $2 to cover insurance and shipping supplies. Overcharges for multiple items shipped together will be refunded promptly; If you don't see the refund within a few days, please ask.

Buyer will be responsible for all brokerage and customs fees for international shipments. Some countries have been known to charge customs duty of as much as 100% of merchandise value. If you reside outside the U.S., please familiarize yourself with your local customs policies prior to placing your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
I would love to do custom research, design, and smithing for your special project! If you allow me to add duplicates of your custom product to my line, and I choose to do so, I will charge you only the regular retail price, as if it had already been in my store before I made it for you. Exclusive custom orders as well as those that would not be appropriate to my product line will incur research, development, and prototyping charges. Custom orders may take as little as two weeks or long as several months. I will estimate a completion date upon agreeing to take on the project, and I will commit to firm deadlines such as weddings.

I warrant all items made by my own hand to be free of structural defects for as long as I am in business and able to repair or replace them. They should never break under normal use. Please contact me if you have any problem with a product at any time. I will repair or replace any defective item free of charge.

Determining "normal use" shall be at my sole discretion. I will quote a reasonable charge for re-sizing finger rings more than 14 days after purchase and for repairs of damage due to daily wear or accident. Minor sub-surface casting defects (typically small cavities) that were not apparent when sold, but which have become visible due to wear are considered merely cosmetic defects and will be repaired for a modest fee. An example of a fully warranted structural defect would be a bubble within a ring shank or pendant bail that causes the shank or bail to break open.

Chains, beads, and findings not manufactured by me are subject to limited warranty at my discretion. You simply can't expect to buy everlasting chains and mechanical findings (clasps, etc.) for a few dollars.

If you meet me at a fair or show, I do not have the merchandise you want on hand, and you pay in advance, I will ship as soon as possible at no charge.

Please contact me via convo or Andris[at]balticsmith.com to discuss wholesale or consignment prices and terms.