Order Processing, Shipping + Returns
When placing your order, please take into consideration that many orders are custom cast and made to order.
Many products can be customized as noted on the product page. The product’s description page will show you how many letters can be accommodated by the product. The font of the product is basic block letters; your piece will be handmade with the sizing that works best with your piece. Because all products are handmade, the text will not be perfect and will not look like machine cutting or stamping; this is the nature of our handcrafted aesthetic.
When we receive your order, we will email you with an estimated delivery date. Your order will not go into production without full advance payment. Given the handmade nature of our products, most orders will be processed in 3-6 weeks from payment of your order. If we have the product you ordered in stock, your order will be processed in 2-5 business days. We will email you when your order ships. Note that we do not ship on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.
We accept payment by credit card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, JCB or Diners Club) or PayPal. We do not accept cash, checks or CODs.
Gus + Al products are shipped by FedEx both domestically and internationally. Shipping charges to your location will be calculated at checkout.
Once an order is shipped, it can take 1-7 business days to arrive (depending on where in the country you are located).
All orders shipped to destinations within New York are subject to sales tax.
For all orders shipping outside of the U.S. the ship-to recipient will be responsible for any taxes or customs duties incurred. Please note we are unable to estimate the total amount of taxes or duties that may be due at time of delivery. For questions regarding customs fees we suggest contacting your local government.
All international orders are considered FINAL SALE once shipped and are therefore ineligible for refund or exchange.
All purchases must be paid for in U.S. dollars at the prices shown on our website.
Once an order is submitted, it begins processing as quickly as possible. Therefore, orders cannot be changed once they are submitted.
If you received your order for a non-custom product and aren’t totally in love with it, you are welcome to return it to us within 30 days of the ship date for a refund less shipping (if applicable), in the form of store credit. However, all custom orders are final sale and no returns of custom pieces will be accepted. All returned merchandise must be unworn, in its original packaging and include the original invoice. We’ll send you an email as soon as your return has been received and processed.
Shipping on all items is non-refundable. All sales are final after 30 days from receipt.
We do not provide pre-paid shipping labels for returns, so you may return any order through a carrier of your choice. We recommend using a trackable/insured shipping method to guarantee successful delivery of your return. You can send items back to us at the address below:
601 West 29th Street
New York City, NY 10001
If you received a non-customized gift purchased from our website, you may return it to us. A gusandal.com credit code will be emailed to you in the amount of the items.
Product Care Instructions
We recommend following these steps to ensure your GUS+AL jewelry lasts a lifetime.
Silver Jewelry will naturally tarnish over time. We recommend removing jewelry when you shower or bathe and particularly when on the beach, in the sea and in chlorinated water. Also remove when doing household chores or using abrasive cleaners.
Avoid applying beauty products, spraying perfume or applying creams directly onto your jewelry. Keep away from extreme temperatures, humidity and sunlight, and avoid wearing your jewelry when using bleach.
To protect your jewelry, we recommend pieces be individually placed in your GUS+AL box or within a soft lined pouch to stop them being scratched or tangled. Ideally store your jewelry in a dark, cool and dry place. Make sure your jewelry is completely dry before storing.
Using a soft, lint free cloth is an effective way to keep silver and 14K yellow gold jewelry looking shiny and lustrous. A silver cleaner can also be used to clean sterling silver pieces. Ideally, store silver pieces in an airtight bag to help reduce tarnishing. Do not use tissue paper or paper towels to clean metal as they can cause scratching.
Cleaning Precious Gemstones
Since many gemstones are quite delicate, hot water, harsh chemicals and cleaners should be avoided at all times. We advise cleaning your precious stones with a clean, soft, damp cloth after wearing. Use a soft toothbrush to clean gemstones if necessary. Do not use tissue paper or paper towels to clean gemstones as they can cause scratching.
This website is owned and operated by Gus + Al Creative LLC (“Gus + Al”). Throughout the website, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Gus + Al. Gus + Al offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this website to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.
By visiting our website and / or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the website, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and / or contributors of content.
Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.
Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.
Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
1. ONLINE STORE TERMS
By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent and warrant that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this website.
Gus + Al, our licensors or other third-party providers are the sole and exclusive owners of: (1) all of the content of our website, including, without limitation the text, pictures, graphics and software, as well as the selection and arrangement thereof and all intellectual property rights therein; (2) all trademarks, service marks, logos and slogans included in the website; and (3) the intellectual property rights embodied in the products offered through our Service.
Provided that you are in compliance with these Terms of Service, Gus + Al grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the website for personal, non-commercial use. All rights not expressly granted to you by these Terms of Service are expressly reserved and retained by Gus + Al, our licensors or other third-party content providers.
When using the Service, you agree not to:
- use the Services or our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws;
- reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission from us;
- transmit any worms, viruses malware or any code of a destructive nature; or
- upload any confidential content (except where we expressly ask for such information), offensive content, content that promotes criminal activity, content that you know is false or misleading, advertisements, solicitations, or spam.
A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.
2. GENERAL CONDITIONS
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.
The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.
3. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
In using the Services, you are communicating with Gus + Al electronically. You consent to receiving electronic communications from us related to your use of the Services. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures or other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirements that all communications must be in writing.
4. ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION
We are not responsible if information made available on this website is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this website is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or timelier sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this website is at your own risk.
This website may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this website at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our website. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our website.
5. MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES
Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.
We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
6. PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.
We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any color will be accurate. All total carat weight provided is estimated and can be within .05 carats of the stated weight. Carat weight for standard size rings is based on a US size 7.
We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this website is void where prohibited.
We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.
7. ACCURACY OF BIlLING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION
We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address, in the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.
You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.
For more detail, please review our Returns Policy.
8. RISK OF LOSS
This risk of loss and title to any products you order pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.
9. OPTIONAL TOOLS
We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input.
You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such took “as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.
Any use by you of optional tools offered through the website is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).
We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.
10. THIRD-PARTY LINKS
Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.
Third-party links on this website may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.
We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third party.
11. USER content
We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You represent and warrant that: (1) your content will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right; (2) your content will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other rnalware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website; and (3) your content is accurate.
You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.
12. PERSONAL INFORMATION
13. Claims of copyright infringement
Gus + Al takes claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that complies with applicable law. If you believe any materials on our Service infringes your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from the Services, by submitting written notification to our copyright agent (designated below). In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the written notice (“DMCA Notice”) must include:
- your physical or electronic signature;
- identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works on our website, a representative list of such works;
- identification of the material you believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material;
- adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address;.
- a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;
- a statement that the information in the written notice is accurate; and
- a statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
Gus + Al’s agent to receive DMCA notices is:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By mail: Gus + Al
Re: Copyright Agent
601 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.
14. ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS
Occasionally there may be information on our website or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate of any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.
15. PROHIBITED USES
In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the website or its content: (1) for any unlawful purpose; (2) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (3) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (4) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (5) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (6) to submit false or misleading information; (7) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (8) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (9) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (10) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.
16. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.
We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable.
You agree that from time to time we may remove the Service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the Service at any time, without notice to you.
You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The Service and all products and services delivered to you through the Service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms of Service or as required by applicable law, Gus + Al makes no representations, warranties or covenants and offers no other conditions, express or implied, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.
In no case shall Gus + Al, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. In no event shall Gus + Al’s liability related to your use of the site or related to any of our products exceed the purchase price of your product. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
You and Gus + Al agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Services must commence within one year after the cause of action accrues or the cause of action is permanently barred.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Gus + Al and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.
18. FORCE MAJEURE
If the performance of the Services is prevented, restricted or interfered with by reason of earthquake, fire, flood or other casualty or due to strikes, embargoes, riot, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, terrorism, or a similar occurrence or condition beyond the reasonable control of Gus + Al, we will be excused from such performance during such prevention, restriction or interference, and any failure or delay resulting therefrom shall not be considered a breach of these Terms of Service.
In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.
These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our website.
If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).
21. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this website or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.
22. GOVERNING LAW and disputes
These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall he governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of law provisions that would result in the application of a law of another jurisdiction. For any disputes related to the Services, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in New York County, New York.
23. CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE
You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.
24. CONTACT INFORMATION
Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at email@example.com
1. WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?
When you use the Services, we may obtain personal information about you. Personal information includes, but is not limited to, your name, address, email address, payment information, demographic information, shopping behavior and preferences, information about the devices you use to access the Services, and other details you may submit to us or that may be included in the information provided to us by third parties.
We use your personal information to:
- process, deliver and track your purchases and maintain a record of all the purchases you make using our Services;
- provide customer support;
- operate and improve the Services;
- comply with applicable legal requirements; and
- with your permission, communicate with you about our products, events and promotions.
How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing us at:
Gus + Al
601 West 29th Street New York New York US 10001
We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.
Our store is hosted by Shopify Inc. They provide Gus + Al with the online a-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
Gus + Al direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.comllegollterrns) or
5. THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase- related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites and encourage you f read their privacy statements.
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. Please note that although we take precautions to protection your personal information, we cannot guarantee these precautions will never be compromised or will always be effective.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.
_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the lost visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Sores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.
8. AGE OF CONSENT
By using this website, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this website.
If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.
QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at info gusandal.com or by mail at
Gus + Al
Re: Privacy Compliance Officer
601 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001