Blackstone River Workshop

Providence, Rhode Island

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About habilisjewelry

Sales 112
On Etsy since 2011

Paving The Road

My items are mostly handmade by myself, but some items are restored vintage, or even restored historical items.

I keep a strong focus on buying materials from US suppliers unless I require something that we do not produce domestically, or I cannot find a reasonable price.

This means that nearly all of the silver on my shop is cast, milled, and recycled and sold in the USA.

I also prefer using natural gemstones over synthetic, dyed, or treated gems. You won't find very much other than natural earth-mined stones in my shop. :)

Methods include hammering, sawing, melting, welding and soldering silver, carving my own unique settings, high shine polishing or textured surfaces, and various methods of including gemstones in my pieces.

My retired parents are often a big part of Habilis Jewelry, as they have decades of professional creative experience to bring to the table. I'm delighted that it gives us a chance to work together.

Take a look at my shop, add me to your favorite shops if you like what you see.

Thanks for participating in this adventure with me.

Shop members

  • David Miles

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, I Run The Whole Show!

    Born in Rhode Island, USA, I'm the son of two creative professionals, I was perhaps fated to start Habilis Jewelry. It's my primary occupation, and I couldn't pick a better job. I hope my feelings show up in my work.

Production partners

  • Denis@ShugaSTL

    Zaporizhzhya Oblast, Ukraine

    Denis designed the 3d printer file, ensuring his national symbol is entirely correct.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Welcome to Habilis Jewelry's Etsy Shop!

All items are handmade, either by myself personally in my workshop or in vintage to ancient times. Methods used include hand-setting stones in cast silver settings, hammer-forging and hand carving sterling silver wire and stock, or by soldering (a process akin to welding) silver and/or gold together from pieces. Many pieces will combine two or more of these processes. Once completed these items may also be tarnished or oxidized purposely in order to gain a specific darkness or coloration.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Any item which is shown to have a major flaw at the time of purchase can be returned and refunded, buyer will pay only shipping fees.

Some items are trial designs and will be repaired at the expense of Habilis Jewelry within reasonable limitations determined by Habilis Jewelry. Buyers will generally pay only shipping fees.

If upon the return of the product to the Habilis workshop it is apparent that the damage to or flaw in the item is the fault of Habilis Jewelry, shipping fees will also be refunded to the buyer at request.

However it is becomes apparent that the item was damaged in the possession of the buyer and returned in bad faith, shipping fee refunds and overall refunds may be denied

Habilis Jewelry requires all buyers to have reached the age of majority in their nation or country, or have the express consent of a parent or guardian before ordering, and therefore assume all risk involved in wearing jewelry provided by Habilis Jewelry