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Our Store Policies
Welcome to Ornate Jewels. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. Since an informed buyer is a satisfied buyer, we want to make you intimately aware of our policies. After anticipating as many of your questions as possible, based on our Nine years of experience online, we've gathered all the information you could possibly need in this detailed policy page. Purchasing one of our items means you're aware of and agree to our terms.

We gratefully receive 100's of orders and receive 100's of e-mails every day. Each and every customer is important to us. By following the easy steps outlined below, you'll help us ensure your order is processed quickly and accurately. We're committed to a serious, long-term relationship.


Payment Methods
CREDIT CARDS: We gladly accept credit cards. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. See "International Orders" below for recommended payment methods.

CHECKS: We don't accept personal checks under any circumstances. This isn't a reflection on you but, rather, the unfortunate reality of banks placing an automatic ten-business day hold on all out-of-state checks. Again, our goal is to continue to offer you the lowest possible prices and such a long lead-time on funds would definitely drive up our prices.

LATE PAYMENT OR NON-PAYMENT: Prompt payment is appreciated and benefits both of us. The faster we receive your payment, the sooner we can ship your item so you can start showing it off. Plus, it ensures your item stays reserved and is available to ship promptly once payment is received. Prompt payment also means we can continue to offer you the same outstanding selection and unbeatable prices you've come to expect.

Regardless of method, payment is on-time if received within 7 days of your order. Because our success depends on volume and fast-turnaround, we have no choice but to return your reserved item to stock if payment is not received within 7 days.


Domestic Shipping
All orders are securely shipped. We use the United States Postal Service for all shipments. High ticket orders may be shipped via Registered Mail. Most overnight packages are processed the same day when payment is received by 9 a.m. Others will ship the next business day. See International Shipping and Payment below for details on how we ship outside the U.S.

We offer UNLIMITED items, ONE shipping charge. Domestic shipping starts at $6.85. Overnight starts at $22.50. Some items may be higher. Additional insurance charges will apply to all items. See below for International shipping charges.

Domestic includes the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico, APO's, FPO's and most U.S. Possessions.

International Shipping
We offer UNLIMITED items, ONE shipping charge. International shipping starts at $9.95. Where available, Express/Overnight starts at $35.95. Additional insurance charges will apply to all items.

International packages are sent via United States Postal Service Air Mail, Global Priority or Registered Mail depending on your location and package value. Generally, most countries are 5-8 business days from the U.S. For specific shipping times, please visit

International includes anywhere outside the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico, APO's, FPO's and most U.S. Possessions.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING CUSTOMS AND DUTIES: You are responsible for any importation fees or duty your country may impose. For specific customs, duties and tariff information please contact the customs agency in your country.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING ORDERS SHIPPING TO CANADA: Canada customs strictly enforces importation regulations. All Canadian orders will be declared at their full purchase price. We have no authority to make any exceptions to this. For more information regarding this, please contact:

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
Canada Customs
General Customs Information number
Tel: 800-461-9999

Combined Shipping
Did you know you can save even more on your purchases? Just one more reason to love buying from Ornate Jewels. Combine your purchases under a single order and pay only one shipping charge!
Always and forever. Who else brings you this extended value?


Insurance is required for all packages. Our convenient checkout system automatically calculates the insurance cost for you. Package value is based on your purchase price, not the retail price tag. When shipping multiple items together, the value is based on the total purchase price for all items.

For the first $100 of package value, insurance cost is $2.20
For every additional $100 of package value, there is an additional charge of $1.00.
For example:
A package containing one item with a purchase price of $205 will have an insurance charge of $4.20.
A package containing two items with purchase prices of $305 and $158, or a total of $463, will have an insurance charge of $6.20.
This insurance covers the initial shipment from us to you against damage during shipment or non-delivery. Please save any damaged shipping containers if you intend to file a claim.


30-day Return Policy
Ornate Jewels gladly offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Thats why we personally write every ad, going to great lengths to provide accurate, fully-detailed descriptions including sizes, weights, colors, clarity, cut and precise measurements. All of our gemstones are 100% natural unless otherwise stated.

Wed much rather address any questions or concerns BEFORE you buy an item. Ornate Jewels wants you to be madly in love with your purchase so you keep coming back. And tell your family. And all your friends. Maybe even complete strangers. If you have questions about your purchase, please contact us.

We realize that, despite our elaborate efforts to help you make the best possible selection, there may be times when you will not be 100% satisfied with your purchase for whatever reason. If that should happen, simply send us an e-mail within 30 days of receiving the item and tell us youd like to return it. Well promptly issue you a Return Authorization (RA) number. Well also issue you a FULL refund. Shipping fees are not reimbursable. An RA number is required for all returns.

In the unfortunate event you receive an item with a defect, or the wrong item, well be happy to repair it, replace it or refund your money. Simply notify us by e-mail immediately and follow the same return process as outlined in the above paragraph except, all shipping charges would be our responsibility since it was our mistake. As with all returns, an RA number will be required.


Your Privacy
Integrity and security are core values at Ornate Jewels. Under no circumstances will we share or sell your personal information with anyone outside of our company for any reason without your written permission.

Navigational information is only used to better serve you and continually improve your online shopping experience with Ornate Jewels. Transactional information such as account or credit card numbers, billing and ship-to address are used only to process and deliver your orders. Rest assured that this information resides on secure, private servers safe from would-be information thieves.

While we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may be required by law to disclose personal information to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process. Under no other circumstances will we share your information.

We continually analyze information such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, and number of clicks to generally track user movement, analyze trends and gather broad demographic information. This information is used in aggregate to make sure you continue to find everything you're looking for at Ornate This information is not linked to personally identifiable users.

With your permission, we periodically send out notifications of new items or special promotions to our valued customers. In full compliance with all Can-Spam Act requirements, all communications clearly identify Ornate Jewels as the sender and specify what we are promoting. Every communication also includes the ability to simply click on an unsubscribe link to opt-out of our mailing lists. It is not our intent or desire to send e-mail specials to anyone who does not wish to receive them.

Your personal information is protected offline, within our offices, as well as online. All Gem Affair employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.

Protecting your privacy is a key priority at Ornate Jewels. We may periodically make changes of this privacy policy to meet new or changing requirements and improve security measures. Please feel free to check back frequently and learn of any updates to this policy.
Last Updated: 18 May 2008 19:32:52 PDT home  |  about  |  terms  |  contact
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