John Shipp

     Hi, welcome to my website.  White Rhino Silver is a collection of designer hand fabricated jewelry that is creative, affordable and, above all else, wearable.   My name is John Shipp and I am lapidary artist, a silversmith, and a jewelry designer. Though I make pendants, bracelets and rings, I specialize in earrings. I use Australian Opals, Larimar, Turquoise, Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper and a wide variety of precious and semi precious stones.

     If you’ve purchased jewelry from me at one of the gem shows or art festivals, then you understand the quality of my jewelry.  I hope that this website will give you a way to order my jewelry in between shows.  If you would like to see my jewelry in person, please see my show schedule section for a show near you.  I will also be posting my jewelry on Etsy soon.

     Many of my pieces incorporate stones whose unique patterns make them impossible to reproduce exactly.  If a particular piece sells before you have had a chance to purchase it, please watch my Newly Posted section for similar replacements.  Be sure to also see my “Coming Soon” section for items in production.  My “Clearance” section contains some real bargains. Please take some time to get to know about “The Stones” and “how to care for your jewelry”

       In designing this site, I looked at a lot of jewelry sites and found many to be depersonalized fortresses, full of confusing links and distractions. Some sites featured beautiful jewelry that was either already sold or available only by special order.  In my site I will be generous with information and service. My art will be featured clearly and without distractions.  If you like what you see let me know.  If there is something you would like to see, I am always open to suggestions and constructive criticism and welcome your input.

    During construction, this site will serve as a gallery and a source of information.  By early summer I should be able to have an actual online store up and running.  Thank you for your patience and interest.

White Rhino Silver

P. O. Box 1767

Boulder Creek, CA 95006

To contact us

Phone: (831)338-7655      

Toll Free (800) 558-9497    


White Rhino Silver

Quality Hand-Crafted Gemstone Jewelry in Sterling Silver

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