DELIVERY INFORMATION DURING COVID-19 CLOSURE
Update, Mon 11th May: Scotland remains in ‘lockdown’, rightly so. Therefore, our closure and information below remains in place.
UK deliveries are currently FREE and, at this time, there are no delays that we’re aware of. (We also ship internationally but do expect some delays at this time).
We are able to do non contact drop offs at our local Post Office and arrange non contact drop offs locally. If you’re placing an order to be delivered, please remember to clean your door handle and keep the recommended safe distance from your postie. Try not to approach the delivery person if possible.
We can still be contacted and we can still process orders.
So please do get in touch!
We live next door to our shop & workshop so, after making the decison to close our shop on Saturday 21st March, we are safely able to continue working behind closed doors – sadly without our ‘wee team’ for now – and we’re also working from home. We hope to continue to receive orders during this time as a way of keeping our small, family business operating to some extent.
All of our designs can be seen on our website.
Our other collections, gifts & cards
We are very happy to send photos of our jewellery, gifts & cards by other local & Scottish makers.
More about current delivery times
If you wish to place an order with us during this time, please do contact us to check that your choice is currently available. We do sometimes make items to order and there may be delays with this due to materials suppliers and our Asssay Office operating with reduced teams. Our shop is however well stocked at the moment.
Timeframes for making jewellery to order
If you require your purchase for a specific date then please contact us before paying for your order. As we are a small business, we don’t keep a large stock and often have to make our items to order, particularly our stone set designs, cuillin range and gold items. If an item is in stock, it can be dispatched straight away but if we have to make an item to order it can take anywhere between a couple of days and 6 weeks. We will get back to you within a couple of days to give you an estimated dispatch time and will always do our best to meet your individual requirements, but unless we agree in advance to dispatch items by a particular date we cannot guarantee that your order will arrive within a certain time frame. Please note that during busy times (such as the summer season and Christmas) or in the unlikely event of our workshop having to close temporarily, dispatch times may be delayed.
UK & Worldwide delivery charges & services
A delivery charge which covers the cost of packaging, postage and insurance is applied to all orders.
Jewellery orders being delivered within the UK: All jewellery deliveries within the UK are sent with Royal Mail using Special Delivery. This is a next day service and requires a signature on delivery. Please note that Special Delivery is used so that deliveries are fully insured, this does not mean that customers will receive their item the day after placing their order. Special Delivery is charged at £8.00.
Gift items (non jewellery) within the UK: Royal Mail First Class Signed For is used for our gift items. The charge for this will vary depending on your purchase but will be clearly shown in the shopping basket before your order is finalised. £3.95 will be charged for small, light weight items and £5.00 will be charged for larger, heavier items.
Jewellery orders plus orders of gift items for delivery outwith the UK: Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed service is used for orders being sent worldwide which is charged at £12.00.
Arrange to collect orders from our shop
Do you live locally or are you planning a visit to Skye? Did you know that you can order your jewellery on our website and select the ‘collect in store’ option? That way, we can have it ready for your arrival (subject to usual time frame for made-to-order items)
If you are viewing our website from a country which is eligible for VAT free shopping, our site will automatically show you prices without VAT. – so you will not be charged VAT on your order. (However, please be aware that you may be charged import duty.) If you are planning ahead and placing an order for an item which you intend to collect from our shop while you are on holiday, the website will recalculate to include VAT when you select our ‘collect in store’ option. (We can only exclude VAT from your order if it is being sent to you.) If our customers are leaving the UK with their purchase, we are required to charge VAT on the sale. In these cases, we can give you a form which enables us to then refund the VAT amount (once you have processed the form at customs on leaving the UK and once you have mailed the form back to us). Please just let us know if you have any questions regarding VAT free shopping with us.
If you change your mind about your order please let us know as soon as possible. If you decide to return your order then you can do so within 14 days of receiving it. This returns policy does not apply to items which have been made to your specifications or made to order, for example, if you order an item in a metal which we do not keep in stock and we make it especially for you. If we need to make something to order then we will let you know by email before we start making it. Great care will be taken when making and packaging your order. However, if your item is received damaged or your item is faulty then please contact us immediately so that we can resolve the issue for you as soon as possible. If a parcel is received damaged then please keep the packaging. Please send any returns back to us in the jewellery boxes they were sent in and please pack them with care. We advise that you use an insured service to return orders to us, such as Royal Mail’s Special Delivery. Please remember to specify the value of the contents to ensure that it is fully insured. Returns will be at the customer’s expense unless the order was faulty in which case the cost of the return will be refunded.