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We take pride in delivering world-class service to all of our customers. Read what some of our satisfied Customers have said about us.


Walt Rush is the Jewelry Whisperer! He has worked on a number of projects for me (both custom designs and repairs), and I've been highly impressed each time. He has a master's touch. I highly recommend his skill and talent. I'll be back soon :) 


The pictures of the opal do not do it justice! Very vibrant always and jump out even more when the light hits it. The shop owner is very attentive and answers all questions very quickly. He has been a pleasure to work with and my fiance could not be happier with his ring :) Very very very happy with every aspect of this transaction :) Thank you, Walt! 


It was a pleasure ordering from Walt. He has made 7  beautiful hummingbird pin / pendants  for me and my family. They arrived promptly and are simply lovely. I would definitely recommend Walt and his jewelry to anyone. 




What a unique & detailed octopus pendant! It has a special appearance that adds to the perfect image it represents. There's something extra that draws you to its great features. It's adorable yet graceful. I know I will enjoy this fun & attractive pendant. The seller is personable & easy to work with. His attention to my purchase was prompt. The jewelry arrived carefully prepared & I'm a very happy customer! 


Experience really counts with this beauty! The design of this Cypress tree pendant is magnificent & exceptional. Looking at it makes you feel you're experiencing the wind that made it sway that certain direction. The high quality of this pendant says alot about this talented artisan. It's just an elegant gorgeous treasure that will be a lovely keepsake forever! The outstanding customer service just adds to the overall 5* Etsy experience! 


My earrings are just perfect and exactly what I asked Walt to make for me! Walt is great to work with, the quality and workmanship are wonderful and they were here in record time!! Thanks so much!!                                                                                                                       Nonna


Shipped to Norway. Beautifully made pendant, wearable size, embodies perfectly my belief in how our strenght is both tried and built in times of trials. Great customer service; Mr Rush was personally engaged all the way - even in shipping options and state of item at arrival - and was professional, polite and service minded. It was a great experience, and I will not for a second, hesitate to recommend his services. Will definitely return as customer. 



This is such a beautiful ring!! The craftsmanship and quality are superior. I love this addition to my ring collection and would recommend this artist to anyone searching for a nice piece of jewelry. Thank you Walt. 


"An amazing artist...Walt Rush.  Rush Studio is my go to place when looking for a beautiful, unique gift for my wife.   I have always been dealt with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.   His creativity and workmanship are unique.  I have been purchasing jewelry from Rush Studio for the past ten years without disappointment.  His creativeness and crafting are also reflected in his repair and reconstruction work.  He did a wonderful job in reconstruction of my families worn, broken and dented silver tea set...."

  HWB...San Rafael, CA



Walt, I feel I know you because of the interaction we have had doing this necklace, Kay & I both are very happy with our pieces and hope to buy more very soon. Thank you so much. 


PERFECT ! Walt....As I said before.....Your work is Amazing. It is very obvious to me, that you love what you do for a living, and it definitely shows in your Jewelry. I love the ring ! I switched two middle rings, so now yours fits perfectly on my right hand, instead of my left hand. Thank you for your EXCELLENT Customer Service & Your incredible Jewelry Art Work. Stay tuned for my next request that has to do with a Whale Tail Ring. Thanks again Walt For Everything !!! Rock On !!!

Very Respectfully,

  PEACE Jeff 

To be able to wear a custom made piece of jewlery is something really special to me. Walt is a truly talented artist, and in the process of making this beautiful piece, was very appreciative and receptive to the way I had envisioned the details of the earring. In doing so, the outcome exceeded my expectations! So for anyone out there looking for some very special custom made pieces of jewlery, I highly recommend him. In ancient times, jewlery had a profoundly sacred meaning in relationship to the "medicines" or the protective spirits that every human being was gifted with. This is how I relate to anything I wear. Walt was able to "capture" some lightning "medicine" in the spark of this beautiful earring. You can feel there is sacredness in the way he works! Enjoy ! 


   Talk about customer service!  At the last minute I wanted to order a birthday present for my wife.  Not only was Walt very helpful but most accommodating.  With no time to spare he sized a ring she had her eye on and went out of his way to ensure I got it in time.  She was quite surprised and absolutely loves the ring.  Thanks Walt for making my day!


  A Satisfied Customer



I am speechless. . . .  both involuntarily and deliberately!  I got the package in a lull at school late this afternoon. . .and closed the office door . . .and opened things. . . one. . .by. . .one!! Read your letter...  If I tried to say how heartstoppinly beautiful and unique, meaningful and transformed everything is. . . I would fail.

So, I just decided to be quiet for now...and absorb everything more and write you after I have HOURS to pore over each piece, in the sunlight of at home!

Bur, I am already wearing the little silver ring as a toering after all ...and the pave silver ring...and the cz ring...and the big cuff bracelet (will that one be my favorite?!!...or the gold ring?...or the sweep of silver across the pale flate green stone that looks like animals and bodies dancing against the wind...?!?!)

I will write you more soon...with more refelctions and any q's, of course.

Walt, I have loved being part of your creating and recreating, and thank YOU for being part of my birthday!

  Julie Byrne



I have known Walter and his family for over thirty years.  He is a skilled Silversmith/Goldsmith.  He has the ability to create the very pieces very carefully and lovingly restores!

His word is his bond.  He is honest. trustworthy, loyal ---- a skilled artisan of his trade -- a man of high integrity!

'Old Sheffield Plate' has always been my love! The Great Estates of this area had many of these wonderful antique pieces but some needed minor or major repairs to preserve for posterity.  Walter could and can always accept the challenge and restore the pieces with pride to their original condition.

When his store closes in Akron, Ohio a part of Akron will be gone forever no more Arizona Mining Company but the respect for him and his family for their dedication and commitment to the community will never be forgotten by his firends and/or customers.  To know him is to love him!

  M.L. Griffith

  Asher House Antiques



I collect inkwells and antique writing instruments.  I met Walt Ruch about 20 years ago at his jewelry store here in Akron, Ohio (Arizona Mining Company) asking if he may be able to fix some broken hinges on a couple of my inkwells.  Presto--superbly repaired!

That was the beginning of a long history of repair and restoration I've enjoyed while working with Walt.  As my collecting hopy expanded to include selling antiques (inkwells being a main focus, but including a large variety of metal items) at antique malls in Medina and Ravenna, Ohio, my trips to Walt became more frequent.

And my complete satisfaction and delight with his workmanship expanded with each new challenge.  Most of the metal pieces  I brought to him had broken or missing parts.  Each time I would come to pick up the repaired pieces, I couldn't wait to see the transformations!  Little hands, feet, antlers, or minute details restored to return the pieces to their  original glory, or even better.  He can do the impossible!

Selfishly, I'm sad to see Walt leave,  You can be sure I'll still be mailing items to Calinfornia for repair, but I'll miss the personal interaction.

It's rare to find someone so skilled and so pleasant.  I'm sure and future cliences will enjoy the best results.

  Robert McCormick




Having  been in the antique business for the better part of the last 60 years.  It is with ease that I highly recommend the repair work of Walter Rush.  I have been fortunate to use his expertise skills for the past 25 years.  Walter is skilled at repairing many antique items, from sterling and silverplated teapots, flateware and strving pieces to jewelry and most anything in the metal area.  He has also done an excellet job in restringing necklaces such as pearls and beads and is very qualified to convert earrings.

As Walter moves out of State, I am happy for him and his family in the next phase of their lives.  However, we plan on sending items his way for contined repair work.

  Leo G Walter, Jr., Owner

  Stagecoach Antiques



​It is my pleasure to be able to be of service to my customers to make there wishes come true. I strive for excelence in all that I do and I feel it shows in my work as you can see from these testimonia

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