GypsyStarsRVA

Jewelry & Accessories Made W/ ❤️ By Autistic Adults

Richmond, Virginia
32,651 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Welcome! Our etsy is truly one of a kind. All of the Gypsy Stars RVA artists including myself are autistic. We each have unique creative abilities and our etsy gives the world a chance to see our talents and while (according to my mom) raising our self-esteem through community support. Our creations are distinctive and unique in its own way. Our pieces are not only handmade by (us) the finest autistic artists in Richmond Virginia, we have truly put our hearts into the process.

We use only quality genuine precious and semi precious gemstones from all over the world. I mostly use high end 14k gold filled, 14k rose gold filled, sterling silver metal and findings made in Italy and the USA. Gold and rose gold filled jewelry (not plated) is heirloom quality with a very thick layer of gold bonded to the inner metal. It will not flake, chip or tarnish it's nickel free and is hypoallergenic.

JEWELRY ORDERS
Every jewelry piece we make is shipped ready to gift on either a Gypsy Stars RVA card or in a Gypsy Stars RVA custom jewelry pouch.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY :)
I add new items often so please favorite my shop to view the latest additions to my shop as I list them.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 14, 2020

Welcome! Our etsy is truly one of a kind. All of the Gypsy Stars RVA artists including myself are autistic. We each have unique creative abilities and our etsy gives the world a chance to see our talents and while (according to my mom) raising our self-esteem through community support. Our creations are distinctive and unique in its own way. Our pieces are not only handmade by (us) the finest autistic artists in Richmond Virginia, we have truly put our hearts into the process.

We use only quality genuine precious and semi precious gemstones from all over the world. I mostly use high end 14k gold filled, 14k rose gold filled, sterling silver metal and findings made in Italy and the USA. Gold and rose gold filled jewelry (not plated) is heirloom quality with a very thick layer of gold bonded to the inner metal. It will not flake, chip or tarnish it's nickel free and is hypoallergenic.

JEWELRY ORDERS
Every jewelry piece we make is shipped ready to gift on either a Gypsy Stars RVA card or in a Gypsy Stars RVA custom jewelry pouch.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY :)
I add new items often so please favorite my shop to view the latest additions to my shop as I list them.

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Rachel Reiner

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Rachel Reiner

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About GypsyStarsRVA

Sales 32,651
On Etsy since 2016

✦✦✦Our Artists Have Autism✦✦✦

My name is Rachel and I have high-functioning autism. In case you are not familiar with the autism spectrum. Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. There is not one singular type of autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and, in some cases, live entirely independently. (Source: Autism Speaks).

Having autism is hard because it is an invisible disorder so you cannot tell I have it looking at me. Autism makes my life very difficult and I have a lot of quirks due to my autism. These quirks helped me get fired over 40 times which made my mom worried that I would not be able to function/live on my own. So she at the suggestion of my doctor decided I should turn one of my hobbies into a business and so Gypsy Stars RVA was born. In the past several years we were able to hire several other artists on the spectrum and my dream became our dream. And my mother's fear became a distant memory. Every piece you purchase from us was designed, make and packed by one of us. We all have different abilities and all of our autism types are at different levels but with your support we are living our dreams and showing our true potential. I hope you cherish every piece because they really were made with love.

Thank you and God Bless!
Rachel

Shop members

  • Rachel

    Creator

  • Esther

    Maker

  • Hammurabi

    Maker

  • Mollie

    Maker

  • Karen

    Maker

  • Tyler

    Maker

  • Benjamin

    Maker

  • Abraham

    Maker

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jun 22, 2021
Frequently asked questions
SHIPPING

Our designs are handcrafted to order and usually ship in in 1-3 business days. Our holiday processing time may possibly be longer depending on volume of orders at a given time. All of my items are handcrafted made to order first come, first serve.

Please contact me prior to purchase if you have a time constraint. Putting a time line in a message to seller while checking out does not change the processing time. We will not cancel orders due to message to seller requests being denied.

USPS First Class Shipping:
Orders with all information included will ship in 1-4 business days. Every order ships with delivery confirmation and usually takes 3-5 business days for delivery, however it can take longer during the Holidays.

Shipping UPGRADES

USPS Priority Shipping:
Ships with delivery confirmation and usually takes 2-3 business days for delivery. Priority delivery is not guaranteed by USPS.

USPS Express Shipping:
Ships with delivery confirmation and takes 1-2 days for delivery. Express delivery is guaranteed by USPS.

USPS International Priority Shipping Price Depends on Location.
Ships with delivery confirmation and usually takes 3-6 business days for delivery. Priority delivery is not guaranteed by USPS.

One Day Rush Processing:
This changes processing times to one business day but this does not change your shipping time. Shipping upgrades are a separate purchase. For preorders, your preorder will ship within one business day of item being made.

Returns and Exchanges

For returns you must email us for authorization within 7 days of delivery and they need to arrive to us within 14 days of delivery. If your item is not returned in original condition, there will be a mandatory restocking fee of 50%. No exceptions. For our safety and yours, beaded bracelets cannot be returned due to health/hygiene reasons. We reserve the right to limit returns and refuse service due to abuse of the return system.

Contact us within 14 days for exchanges. Please get a tracking number; we are not responsible for exchanges lost in the mail. Both the return shipping to us and the redelivery fee to send your exchange back to you are your responsibility. There will be a five dollar flat rate for exchanges. No exceptions.

Message to Seller

Orders will be completed based on the specifications in the listing on the day of purchase including processing time and shipping option. Requests made in "note to seller" box will not change your order. Unless included in the actual listing, customization is only available on special request and for additional fees. Additionally, this policy still applies even if you send a message after purchase through Etsy messages. No exceptions. We will not cancel orders because additional requests were made and denied.

Jewelry Care

STORE in a clear dry place.
DO NOT expose to water, liquids, soaps or any other chemicals.
REMOVE jewelry before bathing, showering or swimming.
REMOVE jewelry before washing hands, especially with soap.
WHEN WASHING hands dry them extremely well before handling your jewelry.

Custom Orders

We love custom order so please reach out to find out how we can customize a piece for you. Custom orders are final sale and non-refundable. No exceptions. This includes but is not limited to, custom colors, custom sizing, alterations, if we have to order additional materials to complete, items for a specific date that delivery confirms arrived in time, any order given special or free upgraded services, any order with free rush or shipping, or multiples of three or more. Thank you.

Any custom order that the seller agrees is defective may only be repaired, replaced or exchanged at the seller's discretion. Custom orders are nonrefundable and final sale, no exceptions.

Promotional Policy

Promotions whether sales, coupons, bulk pricing, wholesale pricing or custom pricing cannot be combined. One promotion per order, no exceptions. If we feel you are abusing our promotions we will cancel your order and ban you from future orders. Thank you.

Choose My Colors or Customize My Bracelet Stack

If you purchase an item with an option(s), and we are unable to find a note of your choices, we will message you. If we do not receive a reply to our message within one week of processing, we will send out our best sellers. We will not accept returns for orders that are sent best sellers because we did not receive a reply to our requests for your choices.

Lifetime Warranty

We want you to enjoy your Gypsy Stars RVA Jewelry for years to come. We handcraft each piece of jewelry with durability in mind using high-quality materials to ensure they will withstand daily wear when treated with common-sense care.
► Your purchase comes with a lifetime warranty for repair/replacement, simply reach out to use your warranty.
► Any work performed by a jeweler other than Gypsy Stars RVA automatically voids the warranty.
► This warranty does not cover damage as a result of abuse, misuse, loss, or theft.
► Leaving negative feedback or opening a case without reaching out for help voids your warranty.
Always reach out with any concerns, we are happy to help. Thank you.