thesilverman

CHESTER ALLEN Jewelry Metal art, Science, Music themes

New Orleans, Louisiana

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Holiday 2020 Cutoff Dates

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Any items in the shop not personalized or sized can be shipped day of the order

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Launching many NEW pieces for the holidays!
Turnaround for orders will be fast with many orders going out SAME DAY!


Price fluctuation
The price of silver has gone up astronomically. It was selling for just about $12 per ounce on March 19, 2020. But, as of September 2020, the price is over $23 per ounce. That's a price increase of almost 100%in less than six months.
We will definitely work to keep our prices fair and quality top notch.
Remember, this also means that your jewelry is a source of value that will tend to increase over time.

View where you can see Chester Allen and his work
2020 VIRTUAL SHOWS

Featured Artist November
Ariodante Gallery
535 Julia St.
New Orleans, La.70130
Call to meet up with the artist
504 460-3086

Represented at
Jackson-Junge Gallery
1389 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60622
(773) 227-7900



The series UNIVERSAL GROOVE takes our cultural identity symbols and seeks common ground around the common vibe
MUSIC!

Come check out award-winning artist Chester Allen's alchemic riffs.
When I was a kid, my dad and Sun Ra stood in back of me saying, "Play it like this" to which I would reply, "I don't see THIS on the page." To which they would reply, " Son, that's cuz ya' gotta go "Off the page!"
30 Years later that's what I do called UNIVERSAL GROOVE
Please connect in person or in the ether because as Incognito plays it, To get into my mind, you gotta get into my groove!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 7, 2021

Holiday 2020 Cutoff Dates

United States Postal Service
Domestic shipments
Any items in the shop not personalized or sized can be shipped day of the order

USPS Ground:
First Class Mail:
Priority Mail:
Priority Mail Express:


Launching many NEW pieces for the holidays!
Turnaround for orders will be fast with many orders going out SAME DAY!


Price fluctuation
The price of silver has gone up astronomically. It was selling for just about $12 per ounce on March 19, 2020. But, as of September 2020, the price is over $23 per ounce. That's a price increase of almost 100%in less than six months.
We will definitely work to keep our prices fair and quality top notch.
Remember, this also means that your jewelry is a source of value that will tend to increase over time.

View where you can see Chester Allen and his work
2020 VIRTUAL SHOWS

Featured Artist November
Ariodante Gallery
535 Julia St.
New Orleans, La.70130
Call to meet up with the artist
504 460-3086

Represented at
Jackson-Junge Gallery
1389 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60622
(773) 227-7900



The series UNIVERSAL GROOVE takes our cultural identity symbols and seeks common ground around the common vibe
MUSIC!

Come check out award-winning artist Chester Allen's alchemic riffs.
When I was a kid, my dad and Sun Ra stood in back of me saying, "Play it like this" to which I would reply, "I don't see THIS on the page." To which they would reply, " Son, that's cuz ya' gotta go "Off the page!"
30 Years later that's what I do called UNIVERSAL GROOVE
Please connect in person or in the ether because as Incognito plays it, To get into my mind, you gotta get into my groove!

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About thesilverman

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Philosopher w/a ball peen hammer Metal and jewelry art with meaning.I use music, science, religion, cultural, and metaphysical symbols to express life

As far back as I can remember I have had a care and concern for others and a unique outlook on life, which started with my Dad. To my many queries my dad would respond, "It's all about life and livin' it." He would continue, that all of what happens in life is for the purpose of us to observe and to act in ways that are worthwhile, beneficial, and necessary.
These influences, stirred in with my spirituality and love of music lead to the development of the three series of work, Life & Livin' it, Pillars of Life, LOVE, SERVICE, UNITY, SOURCE, and Oasis of Energy's Universal Groove.
Life and Livin it thus became by first inspiration for recent art followed by The Pillars of Life Series: Love, Service, Unity, and The Source which began in 2011.
Three events tie in to this series, a dream, a custom order, and the development of a group.
The Dream
As part of my process as an artist, I often fast, and meditate. In that REM state, I saw us all on a bridge. The bridge started to go up with us still on it! I remember thinking if I should hold on to save myself or hold on to save others. All the while, I had the sense of the Divine's presence. The Source was aware and spoke in to me that it's o.k. and this is supposed to happen. The dream ends with a sphinx-like question. Who heals the healers?

The Custom order
I was asked to make a ring for a customer with names of her four children. These names and the children themselves represented a foundation. It got me thinking. What are the Foundations or Pillars in life?

The Development of a Group
I often think and act as a lone wolf. Pulling in and calling out the troops, mainly God and me. Thru my national tours with my work, I have had the opportunity to meet like minded individuals. The idea was born that these, "Citizens of the world" could move collectively for common purposes.
The Pillars of Life series: LOVE, SERVICE, UNITY, SOURCE 
This series is simple, and interconnected. 
LOVE is the highest frequency on the planet. When we move out of Love, everything is in Divine order!
SERVICE is a concrete manifestation of Love. We can say, "I love you" but what do we actually Do. I believe that SERVICE is how we manifest God on this earth plain.
UNITY is the understanding scientifically and spiritually that we are all one. When we act collectively in LOVE and SERVICE,  we are honoring THE SOURCE.
The SOURCE is in ALL. In acknowledgment and honoring of SOURCE thru acts of LOVE and SERVICE, we get to see that LOVE and SERVICE return, and multiply in amazing ways.
Oasis of Energy's Universal Groove was the next series. It is a continuation of the two previous series. It is an outgrowth and awareness that music both shows our individuality, and common threads.
In this series, I will mix symbolisms across cultural divides with the vibration of musical symbolism to bring harmony. 
The newest art Series is from a question that came to me when my dad was ailing and passed;What Time is it in your Soul's Expression. Answer It's half past the ancestors... now it's on you!
In Joy!

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  • Chester Allen

    Owner, Artist

Shop policies

Last updated on December 9, 2020
As customers who have come to know me over the last 30 years, the handmade jewelry and art business I run connects to my philosophies of life.
Service is love. It’s how I concretely show you how I value you.
Trust and respect are the pillars of a relationship.
Please know that I am a handmade unique shop and do not enjoy being compared to drop shippers and sweat shop manufacturers.
If price is your most important criteria, you may find other more suitable options.
However, if you like shopping your values
I use recycled materials
I generously donate to charities
And I shop smaller, local, artist shops
Enjoy my shop!
Peace In!
Chester-The philosopher with a ball peen hammer 🔨

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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
We happily accept returns on all non-custom pieces. Custom pieces include any order that has to be sized, or altered in any other way to provide the perfect piece. All returns must be made within 7 days of receipt of your order. Refunds will take up to a week to process and will be credited to your PayPal or credit card as dictated by the terms of sale. Custom pieces cannot be returned. For any questions on return policy please contact the seller directly.
Payment
We accept PayPal or any major credit card all payments.

For custom orders the total must be paid in full at the time of order.
Shipping
We ship all orders promptly and with tracking and insurance for each order. All in stock non-custom orders will be shipped within 48 hours of purchase. Custom orders will be shipped when they are completed. For any questions regarding the timetable for custom orders, please contact the seller directly through the Etsy conversations page. For international orders, no extra shipping is charged, but the items may be delayed by two to three days as international shipping takes extra time.
Additional policies and FAQs
Service to our customers is our top priority and all possible accommodations will be made so that you have the best experience possible working with us. We want to work to serve you better so please let us know if there is anything we can do to serve you better.

More information

Last updated on Sep 29, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

I can make any size you want so just make a note in your order. And give me a couple of days if I don’t have it in stock.
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Custom and personalized orders

Depending on the item, and your deadline, I will try to make a custom or personalized option.
Just ask.
Most options will be hand engraved and simple to keep cost at a minimum
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Care instructions

Most of my jewelry is Sterling silver. When you wear regularly it takes on your body chemistry.
When not wearing it, keep in a ziplock back; that keeps it from oxidizing.
Where possible, use a silver cleaning clothes to shine.
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Custom and personalized orders

We welcome custom orders. Just realize, the price may be very different from an item already in my shop. Think as when you order a tailored suit versus off the rack. Or ordering “a la cart.” I will ALWAYS be fair.
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