40 Industrial Drive, Bellows Falls, Vt.
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Silver Forest creates handcrafted earrings and jewelry, or “wearable art,” made with quality materials, and designed to be as timeless unique as you are – all at a consumer-friendly price. Silver Forest was founded in 1983 by owner Ben Madow, and their designs are handcrafted in Bellows Falls, Vt. The pieces are “enchanting, playful, and full of color and texture.” Silver Forest believes that their earrings aren’t just about accessorizing, “they’re about feeling beautiful, uplifted, and confident. They’re about expressing your true self.”
The ear wire of each earring is made with surgical steel or surgical steel with an 18-karat gold overlay. “This is a significant benefit to our metal sensitive customers who can buy our earrings with confidence.” Raw brass and copper are some other metals used in creating and designing each piece, which “is cut and rolled out with propriety textures.” All jewelry is then soldered together, never glued.
Genuine semi-precious stones, glass beads, natural materials, and genuine Austrian Crystals are all materials used to create unique designs and colors in each piece. Three distinct color processes are then used in the metal finishing process. The ceramic color process is a heat-baked method that creates depth and opaque colors. The second is a hand-painted color wash with an acrylic and lacquer formula, which creates a very durable translucent finish and reveals the texture of the metals. The third and final color process is epoxy, which gives the metal a glossy sheen. “There will be slight color variations in the jewelry due to the different textures on the metal, and how each process adheres to a particular piece of metal,” but this makes each piece more unique!
They offer repair and replacement services on your jewelry, and also offer a Customer Loyalty program.
Silver Forest jewelry pieces are found in local retail stores, including Tina’s Hallmark in Springfield, The Vermont Country Store in Weston and in Rockingham, The Weston Village Store, Halladay’s Florist & Harvest Barn in Bellows Falls, The Woodstock Inn & Resort, The Manchester Wood Craft, and many other locations. Contact Forest Silver to carry their products in your shop!