What's in a name?

Tshatshke is a jewelry store and workshop in the heart of Port Richmond, Philadelphia.

Tshatshke is a jeweler-owned full service jewelry store, workshop and gallery that brings expert jewelry services and handmade, small batch jewelry in a friendly and approachable environment to Port Richmond and the larger Philadelphia area.


Our workshop is home to our full line of jewelry and our owner who makes it all, Maddy Hirsch. 

What's in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet?

tshatshke (n.) /ˈCHäCHkə/ - a small object that is decorative rather than strictly functional; a trinket.

Tshatshke is the English spelling of the Yiddish origin of the word tchotchke. We chose tshatshke to honor our Jewish heritage and a long-standing tradition of Jewish people in the jewelry industry.



Tshatshke’s mission is to bring well crafted small batch jewelry and expert jewelry services to Port Richmond in an approachable and friendly environment.


Tshatshke’s vision for an enriched community of jewelry makers and lovers will be accomplished by creating a platform for small jewelry artists who align with one or more of our core values and by providing expert jewelry services and excellent customer service to our patrons.

Core Values:

Holistic sustainability as it relates to ecology, social issues, the economy, craftsmanship, transparency and community.


Owner/In house jeweler:

Maddy Hirsch

Maddy is a deeply enthusiastic jewelry nerd and the craftsperson behind our jewelry line. She found the medium in art school, and after just one course, dropped out of school to pursue her career. Five years, and many jobs in the industry later, she is very excited to welcome you into her own storefront. For Maddy, working alongside other jewelers has been the most enriching part of her experience. She hopes to create a space that supports community between the customers at Tshatshke and the artists we work with. 

Her own work is a direct reflection of the styles and techniques she’s picked up working in various shops over the years. Her subject matter deals with the physical elements of her environment and the ways that she and her community interact with them. Maddy's work is a playful exploration of the tools and materials we use to build our environment and our lives within it.