TERMS & CONDITIONS


Commissions

Once the design and cost has been agreed between The Rock Hound and the commissioning party a proforma invoice for the 50% non-refundable deposit will be issued.

When your bespoke piece is completed you will be issued with your final invoice and payment must be received in full before The Rock Hound will post your commission.

Delivery

If an item is in stock we will send it out within the next 3 business days. However if an item isn’t in stock, since all the pieces are handmade, it will take us between 5 to 14 business days. If you would like to know if a certain item is in stock or an estimated delivery time please give us a call.

Fairtrade

We are certified through the Fairtrade Foundation as a licensee for Fairtrade gold. For more information as to why we choose to use Fairtrade gold please click here

Hallmarking

All our pieces are assayed (tested for purity) at the London Assay Office and are hallmarked to verify this. They are also struck with our makers mark to validate origin. All Fairtrade gold items are struck with the Fairtrade gold logo to verify authenticity.  

Mailing list

If you would like to be on our mailing list please complete the form on our contact page and we will keep you updated with the occasional email if there is an upcoming show or inviting you to a sale. We will never give your details to a third party.

Online Dispute Resolution

All businesses which trade online must provide a link to the Online Dispute Resolution. This allows consumers to file disputes (including disputes where the trader and consumer are in different countries within the EU) online.

Packaging

The matte black presentation boxes we use for our GoldRush range are made using 100% recycled card.  The paper covering is made from trees planted within sustainable forests; as trees are felled, they are replaced with seedlings that eventually grow into mature trees. Great care is taken to ensure the safety of wildlife and to preserve the natural environment. 

We also have an exotic leather range of packaging. To create this material, we work with an Icelandic tannery who are the leading manufacturers in leather from fishskin. The fish leather we use is environmentally friendly in two different ways: it is a bi-product of the fishing industry in Lake Victoria, Tanzania, utilising raw materials that would not otherwise be used; and the production process makes use of renewable hydro and geothermal energy.

Payment

Payment through our website is facilitated by Stripe who are certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1 which is the most stringent level of certification meaning all your details are kept safe. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Maestro or Solo.

Once payment has been received by The Rock Hound, we will send you a confirmation email which indicates a legally binding purchase and sales agreement between yourself and The Rock Hound.

The Rock Hound reserves the right to cancel or reverse an order.

Personalising

We are more than happy to arrange for the engraving or personalising of your item, for prices please feel free to contact us. 

Photographs

All photos are copyrighted to Susi Smither unless mentioned.

Postage & Shipping

A nominal postage charge of £5 is added to all orders below £100. For orders over £100 postage is free. All other countries the shipping costs will be calculated when your order is received.

For orders that are delivered outside the European Union, delays may be incurred as items go through your country’s Customs & Excise. You will be liable for any local customs duty, import taxes or costs due on your purchase. These are decided on a case by case basis by your own government at the point of entry to your country and are outside our control.

Pricing

All prices are quoted in GBP (£ sterling) and are inclusive of VAT. The Rock Hound reserves the right to change the prices without further notice. The GoldRush collection price structure is based on the current Fairtrade gold price and will be reviewed quarterly and adjusted to reflect any fluctuations. 

Repairs

We can repair other jewellery as well as our own. Please email or call to talk through what you need and we will give you a quote.

Returns

Returns for online purchases are accepted if returned within 7 days unworn and in the original packaging. If you would like to return your item please get in contact with your original order number and you will be advised of our returns procedure. Postage charges will not be refunded.

VAT

VAT is included in all prices quoted here at 20%. This will be deducted from all purchases outside the EU. Our VAT registration is 217 527706.