Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, Artisan Jewelry

Chicago, Illinois · 4 Sales


Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, Artisan Jewelry

Chicago, Illinois 4 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 3, 2011
Thank you so much for visiting my shop, Urban Metal. Come on in and look around, mark your favorites, and please share your special finds with your friends! If you have any questions regarding any of my items, please feel free to contact me- I don't bite! Your questions are always welcome and I do check into my shop daily (someone has to keep this place clean!) And if you do make a purchase, please take some time to leave me feedback. If you are a returning buyer, let me know in the notes to seller. I really appreciate my return customers!

Please scroll down further for all the boring shipping and payment info, etc.

Info on my Fine Silver pieces is at the bottom of this page.

Wholesale info:
I am open to wholesale inquiries, however, I do not do consignment, purchase only.


**FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION on Fine Silver, special sizing, shipping, payment methods, returns, and other contact info please SEE MY SHOP POLICIES before completing your purchase.
***All orders are shipped on Mondays and Thursdays. Unless otherwise noted, each purchase from Urban Metal arrives to your door in a gift box, ready to give or keep yourself! Some items include a coordinating round gift tin, instead of a gift box, where indicated.***
***Please note: I only accept payment through Pay Pal (sorry, no money orders). Please make sure the "Ship To" address you enter matches that on your Pay Pal account. Illinois residents are required to pay sales tax equal to Cook County rates***

PLEASE ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 2 WEEKS FOR CUSTOM ORDERS TO SHIP! Payment in full must be made up front.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
Please contact me for information on returns or exchanges within 1 week of receiving your order.

Rings sizes are accurate and rechecked before listing, rings that do not fit will not be accepted for return. Please check your own ring size before purchasing.
All payments are expected to be completed at the time of purchase. I accept all major credit cards and echecks through Pay Pal. You do not need to have a Pay Pal account to purchase, although Pay Pal will require you to enter your information for record keeping and shipping purposes. Do not be concerned about entering your personal information through Pay Pal, as the only information that is transmitted to me is your shipping address, method of payment (without account numbers), and contact information in order to process your order. I do not share any of your personal information outside of what is necessary to process your order.
Shipping charges are as stated in the listings. Most items will ship domestically via First Class with Delivery Confirmation. Items over $30 may need to be shipped via Priority Mail with insurance charges, especially overseas deliveries. ALL FINE SILVER AND HILL TRIBE SILVER ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED INTERNATIONALLY VIA PRIORITY MAIL WITH INSURANCE, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. If you wish to save on shipping charges, I can send items via First Class International at your own risk. I will not be resposible, nor will any refunds be given for lost or damaged packages shipped via First Class International.

At times, I offer Free Shipping. During those times, international orders will ship First Class International (**See important notes on First Class International Shipping above!)unless buyers request Priority Mail- all charges for Priority Mail will apply!

Please contact me prior to purchasing if you have questions.
Additional policies and FAQs

~The “Green-ness” of Fine Silver

Fine Silver is one of those strange and unique compounds that amazes the mind and intrigues the senses. It is eco-friendly and has a higher silver content than that of sterling.

Fine Silver is formed from recycled and reclaimed silver from, among other sources, discarded exposed photographic film. It is broken down into microscopic particles and combined with a non-toxic cellulose-based organic binder. It can be manipulated into whatever shape the artist can imagine. And when fired in a kiln, burns away the binding agent and you are left with 99.9% pure silver. Revolutionary in its uses, unending in its capabilities, and still relatively new in the precious metals industry, Fine Silver has become a highly respected medium used by metal smiths and clay artists alike.

~Wearable Artwork

Each piece I create is completely original and one of a kind (OOAK) with all the delightful imperfections of a handmade work of art. Imperfections should not be regarded as defects and do not harm or enhance the structural integrity or durability of the piece. All my Fine Silver pieces are stamped with the .999FS mark of 99.9% Pure Fine Silver. Since Fine Silver is a higher content than that of sterling, special care must be taken to ensure the long lasting beauty of these precious metal treasures. Bending may occur when put under pressure. A natural occurrence of shrinkage is inherent during sintering. For this reason, perfect sizing is not controllable. While methods are followed to predetermine sizing, especially with rings, every piece of Fine Silver can shrink at different rates, resulting in sizes that may be slightly irregular. While I typically use only the strongest form of Fine Silver for rings, pendants, and charms, and pieces are tumbled for extra hardness, occasionally certain designs require the unique properties of other forms of this precious metal.

~All Natural

In keeping with the eco-friendly quality of Fine Silver, I use only a natural, organic method for oxidizing all of my Fine Silver pieces. 99.9% Fine Silver is safe for the earth and safe for you!

~Everlasting Beauty

It is recommended that you keep your Fine Silver pieces sealed in an airtight plastic bag while not worn. Doing this, will prevent tarnishing and the need for cleaning. Do not submerge your Fine Silver pieces in jewelry cleaning fluids as this may remove some of the oxidation intended to highlight delicate patterns and surface textures. A light cleaning with a clean, dry, soft cloth or a silver polishing cloth is recommended if tarnishing occurs.

~Uniquely Created

All designs and their images are copyrighted and may not be reproduced or exploited for any use without expressed written permission by the artist and Little Brown Bird/UrbanMetal.