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Intellectual Property Rights
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Shop Returns & Refunds
As your purchase will have been made through the distance selling regulations you are entitled by law to cancel the order within 14 working days. We must receive the item back within 14 days for you to qualify for a refund.
If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase we will give you a full refund (exclusive of shipping charges) and you must notify us by email or telephone of an intent to return goods within 14 days after you have received the item.
Items must be returned fully insured for the price paid, in the same condition as dispatched, in the original packaging, without any alterations, tampering, unauthorised testing or damage. Please also include a copy of your sales receipt.
Returns or credits will be processed within 14 days of receipt and inspection of item(s). We will confirm receipt of the returned item(s) and completion of the refund by email.
Return postage will be paid by the buyer.
International returns will need to be clearly marked as Antique Return. Failure to do so will result in an import duty charge, which will be deducted from any refund amount.
In the unlikely event of an item going missing in the post, we will not be able to refund the item until 40 days after the date that it was first posted.
Unless otherwise stated, any sizing and colour assessments attributed to diamonds and coloured gemstones are necessarily determined without disturbing the integrity of the piece; therefore, assessments represent close approximations, due to limitations imposed by the mount.
We will not consider the opinion of any other 3rd party.
Should you feel that your item has been misrepresented then please return the item within 14 days and we will pay for an independent assessment to be carried out.
Any unauthorised testing will result in no refunds being made under any circumstances.
If the item has been proven to be misrepresented you will receive a full refund and your shipping costs refunded.
You can contact us using our contact page
"I'm holding you entirely responsible for my walking into lamposts as I will be too busy admiring my beautiful new ring!! Thank you - I absolutely love it. I am over the moon it all worked out and feel like the luckiest lady in the land."
"Clare, I wanted to thank you for all your great work in commissioning Peter's signet ring. I really appreciated the time you took to ensure that we got the correct crest and your advice and expertise on the style, size and fit was really very much appreciated. And all done in secret squirrel fashion so that it was a surprise for his birthday! As you know he's really delighted with the result. Thanks again."
"Clare is one of the most highly regarded and best known faces in the jewellery profession in Scotland. We've benefited from her expert advice over the years when acquiring key pieces - advice delivered with the utmost discretion and knowledge of the market. It's always a pleasure to work with Clare and enjoy her good humour, passion for jewellery and artistic flair."
"We were introduced to Clare after a lecture she gave in which her expert knowledge and enthusiasm for her subject was evident. We were so impressed by her we sought her assistance in sourcing a large, emerald cut diamond and suggested a budget. She took an appropriate amount of time and found exactly what we were after. This was the first of a variety of auction purchases Clare has assisted with, from £1,000 to several hundred thousand pounds. Clare's advice on quality, price and resale desirability has been exemplary."
"Clare recently came to the Royal Scots Club to do a talk on Famous Women Jewellery Collectors as part of our annual Afternoon Tea event. I had some wonderful feedback from the members who said how interesting the talk was and how much they enjoyed looking at all the dazzling images. Clare’s lecture was well thought out, she kept our members entertained and she was a pleasure to work with."
"I approached Clare to help with an old ring I had sitting in a box which had been damaged and rarely worn to enquire about the possibility of either repairing or selling it on. Clare was fantastic throughout the process and kept me fully informed via email. After I decided the best option was to sell it Clare put me in touch with an auction house in London where she knew we would get the best auction price and we certainly weren’t disappointed. I would definitely recommend Clare for any jewellery sales and hope to be back to her as a buying customer one day."
"I just wanted to write you a note to say how very much I adore the pendant and chain, it has really beaten all my expectations on how beautiful it could be. It was wasted as a ring! You’ve been an absolute pleasure to work with, and thank you for putting up with my tardy email replies and delayed phone calls. Thank you very much again."