SilverAuk

Handmade Argentium 960 silver jewellery

Haverfordwest, United Kingdom · 154 Sales

SilverAuk

Handmade Argentium 960 silver jewellery

Haverfordwest, United Kingdom 154 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Note from shop owner My Etsy shop is closed until further notice due to a family crisis. I will still be able to receive and respond to messages. Sorry for any inconvenience.
https://silverauk.etsy.com - mainly silver work
https://ajdalampwork.etsy.com - mainly lampwork glass

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 20, 2016

My Etsy shop is closed until further notice due to a family crisis. I will still be able to receive and respond to messages. Sorry for any inconvenience.
https://silverauk.etsy.com - mainly silver work
https://ajdalampwork.etsy.com - mainly lampwork glass

A J Davies

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A J Davies

About

A creative journey

I've always loved making things with hand and brain, but getting to where I am now took me a while. I studied Indian Philosophy, full and part time, at Durham University for 5 or 6 years, then spent the next 15 or so as a teacher of English - in UK and Kenya schools, also in a small residential business school, and for a short while in a prison - before putting my hands to work with glass and precious metals.

Money doesn't motivate me much. I need to make enough to keep my head above water - and Etsy is one of several means to that end - but I'm more interested in the journey of exploration, discovery and development and in striving for perfection.

The main materials I work with at present are:
- Argentium 960 silver, a low-tarnish, high-purity silver with special properties, a patented British innovation;
- High carat golds - 24ct for accents or small elements in combination with silver; and 18ct for elements of jewellery where hardness and strength are needed and for different colours;
- Borosilicate glass, mostly from the USA, developed and produced by a few small companies at the cutting edge of the art glass world.

Without being fanatical, I do care about environmental and social responsibility. All Argentium silver is "responsible silver" and I also choose to pay a little more for responsibly sourced "eco" gold.

A few people who inspire me:

Karel Werner - my Indian Philosophy tutor, the wisest man I know
Cesar Millan - "the Dog Whisperer"
Soham Harrison - a silversmith on YouTube
Salif Keita - the golden voice of Africa

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  • A J Davies

    Owner, Creator

    Born in Kenya, now living in a corner of the UK known as Little-England-Beyond-Wales, I am self-taught and self-supporting. I have several propane-oxygen torches, several kilns and a very messy creative workspace.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2016
All the items I sell are made by me from top quality materials. If you have any questions about the materials, equipment or processes involved, please just ask.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment through the Etsy checkout system can be by credit/debit card or by PayPal. If you would prefer to pay by other means, such as a personal cheque, please contact me.
Shipping
In my shop you pay shipping only on the first item, so any additional items ordered at the same time go free of charge. Items can be combined for postage from any of these shops:
https://silverauk.etsy.com
https://ajdalampwork.etsy.com
https://doriwallace.etsy.com
Because of the way Etsy works, you have to order and pay separately in each shop, but we can package items together and refund any extra postage paid.

I always post as soon as possible after receiving payment, using First Class post within the UK and Airmail for all international destinations. Delivery times to different countries may vary, with target times of 3-5 days for Europe and 5-14 days for the rest of the world.

POST TO THE USA has been affected in recent years by increased screening demanded by the US Dept for Homeland Security. Most items do arrive within the expected time of 5-14 days, but delivery times to the USA are unpredictable.
Refunds and Exchanges
I offer a simple, unconditional guarantee. If you are unhappy with a purchase for any reason, simply let me know and then return it, in its original condition, for a full refund excluding postage. I check all my items carefully, but in case of a mistake on my part I would also refund postage.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOMS: I am required to attach a customs declaration form to any package sent outside the EU - please check your own country's policy on import duty and taxes.

I am not VAT registered, so there is no VAT on prices.