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We source & use genuine high quality gemstones, minerals & crystals; metals like pure copper, brass, sterling silver, gold plated / filled nickel-free metals; driftwood; glass; ethically sourced or found bones, antlers & horns; shells; naturally molted sanitized feathers and terracotta clay, polymers & resins. Most of the unique materials are usually sourced from our hikes & walks into the forest / mountains; our travels around the world or from little vintage / antique shops. We are also avid rock hunters! Rimi has a Master's Degree in Geology & Earth Material Science & loves finding rocks, gems & minerals. She then cleans, cuts, tumbles & polishes them with the help of a rock tumbler machine & her wonderful partner Michael!
All pieces are 100% handmade in our little studio with care & attention using a variety of sculpting tools & techniques, free hand sculpting, handmade artisan molds & objects; wire wrapping, wood burning torches, carving tools as well as a variety of aging techniques.
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N i k a
I design, create & source all the pieces you see here.
R i m i
My sister assists me with management + inventory and her partner is responsible for the gorgeous listing photographs.
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Frequently asked questions
ACCURACY OF PHOTOGRAPHS, COLORS & ITEM DESCRIPTIONS :.
Listing photographs are taken in natural light. Many of the pictures are taken in macro shot or a close-up. Please see the description for the actual sizing. The colors may appear subtly different due to lighting & monitor settings. Due to the nature of natural gemstones, driftwood, feathers etc., no two are alike and they may display subtle imperfections. But that’s what makes them to special! I try my best to accurately display & describe the creations so please contact me with any questions before purchasing.
HOW WILL MY ORDER SHIP?
Your order will be mindfully packaged using Eco-friendly materials in my ongoing effort to support sustainability. This means the materials I use are either: recyclable, reusable or biodegradable; although I try to my best to first use packaging that is already recycled or upcycled. Most of my printing is done with non-toxic vegetable based inks on recycled paper. All orders are shipped within 2 business days (except customs or made to order items).
Domestic CANADIAN orders:.
Shipped as a ‘Regular Parcel’ & includes a unique tracking code for reliability.
US & all INTERNATIONAL orders:.
Shipped as a ‘Small Packet Air’ & does not include tracking.
ITEMS LOST IN TRANSIT :.
This is a rare occurrence as Canada Post is usually very reliable. If your country's mail service is unreliable, please contact me to set up postage with a private carrier like Fedex, Purolator or DHL. However, I cannot be held responsible for items being lost in transit as this is beyond my control. I recommend upgrading to tracking with insurance. However, if you purchased tracking + insurance and the item is proved not delivered / lost, I will offer you a full refund.
ISSUES WITH ORDER :.
I want you to be completely happy with your purchase! Please contact me as soon as possible if you have a problem with your items in any way & we will work together to resolve the issue. Please contact me FIRST so we can work things out, BEFORE leaving a negative review.
Note :. Refunds will only be provided once I receive the items back in the studio; minus the the original shipping costs of course.
THE GYPSY MOON STORE © 2014-17
Any information provided (like the benefits, features, symbolism, use & descriptions) on the materials I use (herbs, stones, minerals, fossils etc.) or the special methods used in production (crystal cleansing, lunar charging, herbal smudging etc.) are to be used as a guide for recreational and personal reference purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases and are definitely not intended to be a substitute for professional care.