The Silver WEb
Designs by Rachel Girshick
The Silver Web is locally handcrafted heirloom quality jewelry using fine gemstones, sterling silver, and gold. The designs are timeless, elegant, and complementary to a variety of personal styles, tastes, and budgets. Rachel specializes in custom work, remounts, and repairs. Call or email the gallery for inquiries or to make an appointment with Rachel to discuss creating your signature piece.
I have been designing and producing the Silver Web jewelry collection in New England since 1972.
My specialty is in fine jewelry design and construction, utilizing Sterling Silver, 14k & 18k Gold, and gemstones.
Over the years, prestigious galleries, museums, jewelry stores, and boutiques around the country, have purchased and exhibited jewelry from the Silver Web collection.
The past 10 years, have seen the addition of arts & crafts exhibits as a part of the marketing program.
With Robert Marsh, my partner and fiance', I do extensive traveling much of the year, to many premier shows in the eastern United States.
Growing up under the guidance of my parents, both talented artist-entrepreneurs who ran a successful custom jewelry store, instilled in me an intensive and extensive love of the arts. My mother was a designer and pattern maker for Mainbocher & Castillo with Elizabeth Arden. My father was an accomplished artist, designer, metalsmith, and jeweler.
There are few facets of the arts that I have not experienced. From drawing and graphics, to sculpture, writing, music, and theatre. I have been able to synthesize the experiences of the varied disciplines through design concept, creation, and marketing of The Silver Web collection.
Throughout the school years, I was exposed to a broad range of art courses, which gave me a strong background for jewelry design. The Silvermine Art Guild of CT, and The Jewelers Institute of Rhode Island are some of the places where I received instruction. Private classes with accomplished artisans made up another aspect of my formal education, including a certificate award for a diamond grading course with a GIA trained instructor.
My work has won awards in various craft & art shows around the northeast. In 1986 Tiffany & Co. placed an order with me.
Many of the designs in The Silver Web collection are inspired by a close affinity for nature joined with an intuitive feel for form and fluidity. The various designs that make up the collection, attest to this.
I will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your personal jewelry needs, I am available for commission pieces, repairs, corporate gifts and awards.