Our Story

 Style. Stars. Storied Inspiration.

“Classic, with a modern twist” best describes the haute, handcrafted style of the RacqStar Candy® brand of jewelry and feminine accessories.

This elegant wearable art is crafted from natural semi-precious gemstones that emphasize the stones’ color and texture to suit your taste for high quality, exquisite craftsmanship. With an array of brilliant colors and styles to choose from, each piece you select also reflects your sole personality. We want RacqStar Candy® jewelry to be the finishing touch that lets your style and inner light shine during life’s celebrations, special occasions, and day-to-day moments.

Created by Racquel, the RacqStar Candy® jewelry line conveys Racquel’s personal drive, business acumen she further developed while earning her MBA, and her encouragement for others to reach for the stars. “RacqStar” itself stems from the corporate world, a moniker from co-workers who frequently spotted the high-profile corporate businesswoman in newspapers and business journals. As for the name “Candy,” well that’s easy. Just take a look at the colorful, glistening embellishments, all beautiful enough to eat!

Like many little girls, Racquel in her youth had a passion for the gemstones and baubles adorning her mother and grandmother’s fine jewelry. Their sense of style inspired Racquel to hone her artisanship by creating – and often giving to others “simply because” – jewelry, apparel, blankets, greeting cards and other precious items. Still inspired by these crafts and all things fashionable, Racquel today focuses on bracelets, earrings and necklaces as representations of her creative and artistic side, as something she enjoys sharing with you! The collection is a labor of love with each piece handcrafted by Racquel herself.

Giving back to the community is one of RacqStar Candy’s core business philosophies. The importance of living a life of service and helping everyone’s light Shine like the Stars of the Universe is part of The Great Commission. Each quarter, 10% of proceeds are donated to organizations that are personally near and dear to Racquel: The American Heart Association (due to the loss of her father in 2002), MS Society (due to the loss of her dearest sister in 2018), United Way (volunteer since college), and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (long-time supporter, and the wish for all children to live healthy, vibrant lives).