Starzyia

vintage postage stamp jewelry, art, photography, gifts

Mandurah, Australia | 555 Sales

Starzyia

vintage postage stamp jewelry, art, photography, gifts

Mandurah, Australia 555 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Starzyia creates inspiring, bohemian gifts for women and teens, specializing in vintage postage stamp jewellery, kilt pin and shawl pin brooches, altered art and paper collage jewelry, paper cut designs, and original photography, postcards, and gift tag sets. Our unisex stamp jewellery also makes great gifts for men.
Starzyia postage stamp jewellery is presented in vintage postage boxes, perfect for gifts, with the info about the stamp origins included. All other Starzyia jewellery is packaged in handmade gift wrap envelopes that are covered in positive affirmations literally telling you how wonderful you are, I hope you choose to experience this gift soon.

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Last updated on Apr 23, 2018

Starzyia creates inspiring, bohemian gifts for women and teens, specializing in vintage postage stamp jewellery, kilt pin and shawl pin brooches, altered art and paper collage jewelry, paper cut designs, and original photography, postcards, and gift tag sets. Our unisex stamp jewellery also makes great gifts for men.
Starzyia postage stamp jewellery is presented in vintage postage boxes, perfect for gifts, with the info about the stamp origins included. All other Starzyia jewellery is packaged in handmade gift wrap envelopes that are covered in positive affirmations literally telling you how wonderful you are, I hope you choose to experience this gift soon.

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Updates

This is our new limited edition shawl pin
They might be called “small” but they are a really handy size, I fit all this into mine
Save 15% storewide until June 22 (on orders over $25 AUD)
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About

Vintage Postage stamp Jewellery - an Epic Love

I opened Starzyia in 2009 with the aim of rehabilitating myself and gaining financial independence (earning my way off my disability pension) but what makes me jump out of bed in the morning is creating and sharing meaningful jewellery to enrich your life.

Its one thing to have a favourite piece of jewellery, but when you know what it means, you can fully appreciate what it adds to your life, how it inspires you, how it heals you, and why it makes you feel the way you do when you wear or behold it. That is what I am committed to creating for you.I want you, and the people you care about to have something you can look at and hold that reminds you to be positive, think and feel great things about yourself and about life, and that is what you can find here at Starzyia, especially for you.

♥ I also love to create jewellery with vintage postage stamps, I have literally thousands of postage stamps that came on letters to my grandmother from friends and family scattered across Eastern Europe for over sixty years. The news each stamp carried is a mystery, but it was deeply personal between women. It was a friendship, and a love, and not giving up on a person even though they would never see each other again in this lifetime. They felt the need to connect, to love, to care for each other, and share the highs and lows of life. And they did it letter after letter spanning decades. Each letter was part of something I consider to be an Epic Love.

>>> Postage Stamps are proof that humans seek one another out, that we care, that we seek people to share life with, that we have something worth saying <<<<

I also operate Starzyia V on etsy for vintage finds
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/StarzyiaV

Shop members

  • Starry

    Owner, Maker, Designer, The Dreamer Who Makes Everything Happen

    My creativity is driven by the underlying meaning and energy of each piece which can be symbolic or literal, through use of words. I use my original photography, graphic design, paper cutting and paper collage, and vintage postage stamps.

Production partners

  • Professional Print Company

    Melbourne, VIC

    Starzyia gift tags and postcards are printed in Australia by this company, I receive them, examine their high quality and complete the transition into swing tags myself. I then prepare each customer's order, wrap and ship them myself.

  • Red Bubble

    Sydney, NSW

    My original photography is printed to archival standard. Greeting cards, tote bags and stationery all my items are in stock - I don't print to order or drop ship so I know the quality of each item and vouch for it.

  • Zazzle

    San Jose, CA

    I have worked with this pro print company since 2012, the quality is exceptional and reliable, with the best papers, cardstock, and print finishes chosen every time. I ship your orders personally from stock on hand.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 10, 2018
Hi thanks for considering Starzyia for your meaningful, inspiring jewellery and gifts.

The greatest of care is taken in creating and fulfilling your order, however if you receive the wrong item, a damaged or faulty good, or would like to return an item for refund or exchange, please do not hesitate to contact Starzyia to begin making arrangements.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
The greatest of care is taken in creating and fulfilling your order, however if you receive the wrong item, a damaged or faulty good, or would like to return an item for refund or exchange, please do not hesitate to contact Starzyia to begin making arrangements.
If we've made a mistake and sent you the wrong item, let us know within 7 days of delivery, we'd like to make sure that you have exactly what you wanted.

Damaged & Faulty Goods:

If an item arrives damaged - you will need to keep the packaging and a photograph of the packaging and item (or items) may be requested, in order to help us to file a claim with the postal service or carrier. Please contact Starzyia so that we can assess whether the item should be refunded in full, a new item sent as replacement or whether it is worth returning the item for repair. For items damaged on arrival please contact us within 5 days of its delivery.

If an item is faulty on arrival or within 30 days of fair use (not exposed to agents that cause tarnish including moisture, bath and beauty products; and not exposed to abrasive cleaning cloths or jewellery cleaners; and rough treatment) we would like to hear from you. When cared for correctly Starzyia jewellery should be long lasting and we want you to enjoy your jewellery and gifts.

Change of Mind, Returns Policy:

To return for refund, or exchange an item that is not quite what you hoped for, please contact Starzyia within 30 days of receiving your order to make arrangements. We can’t accept returns on earrings (for hygiene reasons) or items that were personalized to your specifications. It is essential you follow the easy instructions for returning an item:

1. Contact Starzyia to let us know you wish to return an item, we issue you with a Return Code, which you must mark on the outside of your parcel.

2. You must correctly address the parcel to Starzyia, we will confirm when you contact us for the return code where the item should be sent to.

3. Use tracking, this is for your protection so you can prove to your payment provider that you returned the item, that way you will get any refund or exchange that you are entitled to.

4. Returned items need to be received in original condition any loss in value from damage or use is subtracted from the value of your refund. However it is really easy to take good care of items you are returning and we don't anticipate you will have any trouble if you wrap and package your items similarly to how we did when we sent it to you.

5. A refund or exchange can be processed quickly after we receive your returned items - the return shipping is paid by you, but we refund your original shipping fee with the item price. We will notify you as soon as we receive your parcel the condition of the items returned, and the value of your refund (either the full original cost paid or whether any amount is deducted for earrings, or damage/wear)
Payment
We accept all payment methods available through Etsy Payments (formerly known as Direct Checkout) including Paypal.

Your payment covers the purchase of your chosen item/items and the standard shipping (unless an upgrade was chosen at checkout). If your nation/state, charges customs, import levies, VAT, or other additional costs this is not included nor will it be covered by Starzyia.
Shipping
Every effort is made to ship your parcel within 12-48 hours of receiving payment, however I am unable to ship on Tuesdays, this also effects Express Shipping. **CURRENTLY Oct 11-18th 2018 I am away from my studio attending Etsy Captain's Summit in Australia, I cannot ship items ordered at this time until Oct 19th.

****** International Shipping (orders delivered outside of Australia)
*I am not responsible for CUSTOM FEES, VAT, or import taxes, these, if they occur, are paid by the purchaser, due on arrival (the cost has not been included in your Etsy purchase payment)

>>>>> standard shipping times:
Allow up to 7-9 days business days for Australian domestic parcels that have not had Express upgrade applied. ~~~~ If your Australian domestic parcel has not arrived within 3 weeks, please notify me to arrange a refund or replacement parcel.

Orders outside of Australia take 9-21 business days and in some cases up to 8 weeks, allow for delays. ~~~~ If your International parcel has not arrived within 8 weeks, please notify me to arrange a refund or replacement parcel.

~~~~~~~~ Express Shipping for Australian delivery ~~~~~~~~
I offer an express shipping upgrade for most designs within Australia only (I cannot express ship jewellery outside of Australia)
I cannot ship express parcels between my Monday morning shipping run and my Wednesday morning shipping run, Express Shipping will still help you recover from the delay between my Monday shipping run and my Wednesday shipping run.
♥ From the date that I mark an item shipped, Express Australian delivery can take between next day to 4 day delivery depending on how far you are from me (WA) and whether you are in an urban or regional centre. Always factor in delays when buying a gift.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS
Making designs to customer specifications is no longer part of my business model, but I thank all my customers who I've previously worked with on custom orders.

WHOLESALE is available for genuine retail stockists and shop consignment when suitable, please contact me for a viewing of the wholesale catalogue and terms so you can decide if Starzyia is the right fit for you.

Now relax, and dream of pretty things!
Privacy
Your privacy is important to me. I don't personally store any of your details, I access them via Etsy to fill your order (a name and full and correct postal address to send the order to) and will communicate with you via Etsy conversations/messaging only about your current order, or in response to your request for customer service, information, or support. I never have access to your payment and financial details, Etsy only notifiy me that I have a paid order from you. Your email address, name, or telephone number are not stored in a data base by me and are not disclosed to third parties outside of Etsy.

More information

Last updated on Jul 15, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Shipping Speeds & Options

Standard shipping for Australian orders, is oversized letter for cards and gift tags, or flat rate tracked parcel for jewellery and accessories. Delivery for this is scheduled to take up to 7-10 business days (with delays up to 3 weeks on rare occasions) Please see the next FAQ if you are interested in upgrading to Express.

Standard shipping for delivery outside of Australia is untracked, (you can upgrade to tracked shipping at the checkout) and takes 9-21 business days to arrive (however, with international orders there can be delays of up to 8 weeks)

Express Delviery upgrade for Australian orders

Express Shipping is available to Australian residents for most items, by using the shipping upgrade at checkout. *Please note I am unable to ship anything on Tuesdays, this effects Express options too, which will be sent on Monday morning or Wednesday morning onwards as soon as possible. Express Shipping is via Australia Post and can take 1-3 days, allow for 4 if you live in a regional/isolated area.

** I am unable to Express ship to International addresses.

Late, Lost, and Missing Parcels

In addition to the standard estimated time for delivery, I need to allow a leeway for customs and extraordinary circumstances beyond my control.

If your Australian delivery has not arrived within 3 weeks from the date of shipping I will arrange a refund or replacement.

If your US or International delivery has not arrived within 8 weeks from the date of shipping I will arrange a refund or replacement.

VAT, GST and other Duties, and Taxes

All Starzyia item prices do not include VAT and other import fees and taxes for international orders, if these costs occur they are paid by buyers directly to the collecting agency in your region. Items that meet the VAT or tax threshold in your region will not be able to be delivered to you if you are unwilling to pay what you owe by law. Unpaid taxes and levies result in items being returned to me - in this case I refund the item value but not the shipping cost, after I have received the order back.

GST and State Taxes - Etsy have poorly worded their website "prices include GST if applicable" this is incorrect, Etsy will add GST to your order where necessary, the GST is calculated by the price of my store items and added at the checkout.

Jewellery Care Instructions

All jewellery orders have a care card included in the parcel, please save this, its great advice that will prolong the life of all your jewellery.

The essential care details are to keep all jewellery dry, and dust free. Exposure to moisture, dust, and beauty and body products including perfume, body lotions, and hairspray are the primary causes of tarnish.

Ear wires can be gently wiped with soft cotton jersey when removed at the end of the day.