Indeed orders shipped to the United Kingdom are charged with VAT (20%) and duties (maximum of 5%). To make it easier for you we charge this amount in your order, so you will not experience the hassle of being charged by customs when your order is shipped. This means that usually your order will be delivered to you within two business days after it is shipped by DiamondsByMe.
It is understandable that you have questions about how safely your parcel with this beautiful, handcrafted piece of jewellery will be shipped. At DiamondsByMe, we do everything we can to ensure that the shipping of your handmade jewellery runs smoothly from the time of the purchase to its delivery.
Jewellery at DiamondsByMe is sent discreetly by registered mail and is insured. This is also applies to the free delivery services offered with our jewellery. Discreet shipping means that there is no logo or reference to DiamondsByMe on the shipping box. The only thing that will be on the shipping label is: DBM BV. Not citing a company name is not possible, as it is mandatory to provide a return address for each shipment. Our experts work discreetly on every piece of jewellery and its appropriate packaging. So you can be sure that your gift will also truly remain a gift.
Would you like to change the delivery address? Then we recommend that you do this by e-mail or telephone. Shipping Methods DiamondsByMe works with several efficient carriers such as PostNL, DHL Express and DPD to deliver the parcel as safely as possible. Each carrier requires a signature when the parcel is delivered. This way the parcel will not be left at the wrong address.
During the month of December, please take into account delays by the various transport companies. Of course, we will do our utmost to deliver your order in time for Christmas, but we also depend on the delivery services.
DiamondsByMe works with several efficient carriers such as PostNL, DHL and DPD to deliver the parcel as safely as possible. Each carrier requires a signature when the parcel is delivered. This way the parcel will not be left at the wrong address.
The DHL Express shipping method is carried out by the international parcel service DHL and is available for an additional charge of €15. The estimated delivery time for DHL Express is the fastest but varies by region (see table below). When shipping with DHL Express, On Demand Delivery (ODD) gives recipients greater flexibility in delivery options.
We recommend DHL Express for rush orders due to shorter delivery times.
Are you not at home when your parcel is being delivered?
Then check the new delivery options for your parcel in the DHL Express app, and select the option that suits you best. These options can be picking up your parcel at a DHL Express service point, delivery at your neighbours, front desk or security or another delivery time. If you do not choose a new delivery option, then the parcel will once more be offered at your home address on another date. If at the second attempt, the parcel can not be delivered, then DHL Express will contact you to discuss the possibilities of delivering your parcel.
The DPD Home shipping method is carried out by the DPDgroup, originally Deutscher Paket Dienst (German Parcel Service), for private individuals at home. The shipping method is free for countries within Europe, but differs in the estimated delivery time.
Are you not at home when your parcel is being delivered?
Then DPD will attempt to deliver your parcel on another date. If there is no one present to receive the parcel on the second attempt, then you can pick up your parcel within a week, at the DPD location where your parcel has been delivered. You will receive a notification in your mailbox informing you where your parcel is located. If your parcel is not picked up in time, then it will be returned to the sender.
Depending on the country to which the parcel shall be sent, the following shipping methods are available. The following table lists the shipping methods available, the estimated delivery time and any applicable shipping charges.
|Country / Region||Shipping fee||Shipment method||Approximate delivery period|
|The Netherlands||Free||PostNL||+/- 1 day|
|Europe||Free||DPD Home||+/- 2 days|
|Europe||£10,- tot £15,-||DHL Express||day|
|United Kingdom||£15,-||DHL Express||+/- 1 day|
|United States, Canada, Mexico, Aruba, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Moldova, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Emirates, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia||£15,- to £20,-||DHL Express||+/- 2 days|
|Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Iceland, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Turkey, Ukraine, Switzerland**||£17,-||DHL Express||+/- 2 days|
|Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Guyana and Georgia, Guatamala, Guyana, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Suriname, Tajikistan, Uruguay, Venezuela||£34,-||DHL Express||+/- 3 days|
*Can't find a specific country on this list? Then do not hesitate to contact us regarding prices and shipping methods as we ship internationally and will be happy to help you.
** For shipping jewellery to Switzerland, DHL Express charges a surcharge when handing over the parcel. These are 19 CHF handling fee, 50 CHF precious metal surcharge and 3 CHF payment fee. So a total of CHF 72 per order. In addition, Swiss VAT must be paid.
Each piece of jewellery that you can order from our website will be shipped using the shipping method you selected during the checkout process. If the delivery address is in a non-EU country, your jewellery is exclusive of any value added tax. You pay all local taxes and/or import taxes before receiving your parcel.
The United Kingdom is one of our largest markets. For that reason, we ship our products DDP to the United Kingdom, which means that tax and duties are included in the shown price.
Would you like to know what the potential import fees are?
We have detailed a reference in this document regarding the amount of local taxes for most countries outside the EU. Is your country not listed? Then e-mail us to [email protected], and we will send you all potential import fees as soon as possible.