TERMS AND CONDITIONS

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

 

As all of our patterned, beaded, bevelled, grooved, milgrained and 2 colour rings are made to order we unable to accept cancellations or returns.

We offer a cooling off period on plain wedding rings only, so you can cancel your order and/or return your ring up to 7 days from the date of delivery or collection if it is not as expected. This includes any statutory cooling off period.

If you wish to cancel your order of a plain wedding ring before dispatch or return it for a refund, please contact us either by telephone or email. The purchaser will be responsible for returning the ring to The Jewellery Cottage, this must be by Royal Mail Special Delivery and it must be insured for the cost of the ring or more. The Jewellery Cottage will not be held responsible for items lost in the post without a Royal Mail Special Delivery tracking number.

Returned items must be received back in its original condition, with all original packaging. Refunds may not be authorised for rings after the 7 day cooling off period. When we do accept items back after the 7 days, they will usually be subject to administration/restocking charge. We will also not refund if it is evident that more than one ring was purchased with the express intention of choosing between them and returning one for a refund.

Refunds will be made by the original method of payment.

In some cases we may contact you regarding your purchase, prior to dispatch.

 

EXCHANGES

 

As all of our patterned, bevelled, beaded, grooved, milgrained and 2 colour rings are made to order we unable to offer an exchange.

We are willing to exchange one plain wedding ring for another item, as long as the ring is received back in its original condition and the exchange details are finalised within 7 days from when the first ring was delivered. If the new ring is more expensive the difference between the rings will need to be paid prior to dispatch. In the case where the new ring is less then we will refund the difference via the original method of payment.

The purchaser will be responsible for returning the ring to The Jewellery Cottage, this must be by Royal Mail Special Delivery and it must be insured for the cost of the ring or more. The Jewellery Cottage will not be held responsible for items lost in the post without a Royal Mail Special Delivery tracking number.

Exchanged items must be received back in its original condition, with all original packaging. Exchanges may not be authorised for rings after the 7 day cooling off period. When we do accept items back after the 7 days, they will usually be subject to administration/restocking charge.

 

LONGEVITY

 

We believe in the quality of our products and will correct any manufacturing defaults during the first 12 months. A ring will not be considered to have a manufacturing default if it shows scratches more quickly than anticipated, with no exceptions. Even the toughest metals may show wear and tear from contact with everyday objects.

We strongly advise you to insure all high-value items, especially those with diamonds. We will not replace a dislodged or lost diamond free of charge, unless it happens within the first three months of the date we dispatched the item.

 

THIRD PARTIES

 

Your guarantee and 7 days returns policy is invalidated if you allow a third party to resize or otherwise work on a piece of jewellery purchased through The Jewellery Cottage.

 

HALLMARKS

 

All of our relevant jewellery is hallmarked by an independent British Assay Office.

 

DELIVERY AND OWNERSHIP OF GOODS

 

As all our rings are made to order they will take between 7-10 days. If for any reason there is a delay we will contact you to make you aware of this.

We use the Royal Mail Special Delivery (next day) service which means that items sent by us are fully insured until delivered and signed for. After that they are the customer’s responsibility.

 

MAKE YOUR OWN

 

When booking you will need at least 8 weeks prior to your wedding to make sure that there is plenty of time to get the rings hallmarked or 10 weeks if you would like engraving or stones set.

To book a £50 non-refundable deposit is payable.

The outstanding balance must be paid in full at least 14 days before the date you have booked. Your raw materials will not be purchased until your balance has been paid, therefore, if payment is late it may mean needing to postpone your day.

In the unlikely event The Jewellery Cottage would need to rearrange your day Mark will notify you as soon as possible and rearrange it for the soonest available date to suit you.

On the day you will need to wear sensible clothing and flat closed toe shoes. Long hair must be tied back.

No children or spectators (with the exception of your partner when only one person is making the ring) are permitted  in the workshop.

The cost of your rings including any engraving, stones and setting must be paid for on the day either by cash or credit/debit card.

Your rings will need to be sent to the Assay Office after they have been made to be hallmarked, this is a legal requirement and means that you will not be able to take your rings away on the day.