Unique engagement, wedding rings, gemstone jewelry

Pliers and files and hammers, oh my.
My copper "tin-can" filled with punches.
A few of my over 400 drill bits.
These are a few of my favorite things.
Beautiful rings made with my (dirty) hands.

Unique heirloom quality jewelry handmade in NYC

In 1995 I was in a boring job and was desperate to be creative using my hands. I took myself to the local art school but the pottery class I was interested in was closed. Hmm. The only thing left was a metalsmithing class. So I hammered my heart out and have never looked back. I still have what looks like a tin-can I forged from copper sitting on my jewelry bench. It reminds me how close I came to missing out on my true calling as a jeweler. You won't find anything mass-produced here, it all comes from my own heart and hands.

I'm so thankful every day to be able to do what I love to pay my bills. I'm grateful to the Etsy community and my clients for always supporting me.

Our environment is very important to me, so I use recycled fine metals and humanely sourced gemstones in my work. I also use green practices in running my business as much as possible. I'd like to leave as small a footprint in the ecosystem as I can and hope I can be a positive example for my kids for a better future.

Jewelry is my true passion, I love creating things that bring joy to people, that represent milestones, that make people laugh. Working with people to make something that brings joy to their hearts makes it worth it to me.

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Stephanie Maslow Blackman
owner, Metalsmith, stone setter, polisher, sprue cutter, accounting, packing & shipping and all around nice lady
I've been a metalsmith since 1996 and I love making jewelry that brings some sunshine into people's lives. I'm a (happy) wife and a mom to two little boys. Everything is made in my tiny studio in NYC.
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metalicious uses 2 manufacturers.


  • Fine metal casting studio New York, NY, United States A metal casting workshop, specializing in creating raw metal castings from my handmade models. Everything they cast is certified as 100% recycled.
  • Family-run jewelry studio New York, NY, United States A small family-run studio helps me with some setting and finishing, they are local and I have hand-picked them for their attention to detail and love of the craft of making jewelry.

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