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TERMS OF USE & RETURN POLICY

 

1. DesignGold is located in 2/35, Dolphin Avenue, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast. This website and its content is property of and edited by DesignGold and these terms of use (“Terms of Use”) govern your use of the website.

In these Terms of Use, we use the term DesignGold, "we", "us" and "our" to refer to the office of DesignGold located in the above premises and its related entities.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the website. By using the website, you signify your agreement to these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then you are not authorised to continue use of the website.

 

2. SHIPPING REGIONS

You are currently on our Australian based store, which ships to the following regions:

Australia

 

3. ORDER PROCESSING AND DELIVERY TIMES

Orders will be processed within 24 hours of receiving your order.  When your order has been placed, a confirmation email will be sent to your nominated email address.

The order will commence once your payment has cleared into our bank account.

Once the order is commenced please allow 4 weeks for manufacture of your order. We will inform your once manufacturing is completed and the order is ready for shipment.

Sometimes we require email or written confirmation of your delivery address.

Orders are shipped Monday to Thursday. Metro deliveries will arrive within 1-2 business days from the date of shipment, regional deliveries may take an additional 2-5 days, International deliveries will take an additional 2-6 days. We use the fastest delivery method to your delivery address. HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO CURRENT COVID RESTRICTIONS AND LOCKDOWNS DELIVERY MAY TAKE LONGER AND DELAYS MAY OCCUR DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL IF WE ANTICIPATE ANY DELAYS.

 

4. RECEIVING YOUR ORDER

Once your order has been shipped a unique tracking number will be sent to your nominated email address. You can track your order by clicking on the link provided in the shipping email.

All deliveries must be signed for. Ensure that you/a person nominated by you will be available to sign for the delivery between 9 am and 5 pm. IF YOU NOMINATE A PERSON ON YOUR BEHALF TO ACCEPT THE ITEM, PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH THE DETAILS OF THAT PERSON INCLUDING IDENTIFICATION FOR SECURITY PURPOSES.

We cannot deliver to PO Box or Parcel Locker addresses. 

In the case of any changes to your delivery address notified to us after your order has been shipped you will be responsible for all costs associated with redirection of your order to the new address. In the case of international shipping, any additional duties, taxes, fees, shipping charges and any other charges incurred as a result of the redirection will be payable by you. 

 

5. DELIVERY PARTNERS

For shipping within Australia, we use Australia Post Platinum Service. 

 

6. SHIPPING PRICES

DesignGold offers free shipping for all orders shipped within Australia.

 

7. CURRENCY, DUTIES AND TAXES

All prices shown on the website are in Australian dollars.  All purchases will be made and charged in Australian dollars.  Goods and Services Tax is charged at 10% and is included in the final retail price shown on the website.

 

When you are making payment for an item on the website, your financial institution may charge you certain fees, DesignGold will not be responsible for these fees.

 

For most engagement rings on the website, the centre diamond shown is the most competitive/lowest price available.  However, should you wish to upgrade the size or quality please talk to us and we will do our best to match your budget.

 

8. ITEM AVAILABILITY

Occasionally stock levels are not up-to-date on our website which means items may not be available at the time of purchase. Whilst the likelihood of this occurring is extremely rare, if this occurs to an item in your order, you will be notified by phone or email as soon as possible and offered a suitable replacement or a full refund.

 

9. CHANGES / CANCELLATIONS TO ORDERS

If you require any changes to your order including incorrect address details and/or ring sizing, contact DesignGold immediately.

Once production has commenced, no changes or cancellations to an order is possible.

If your order has already been processed, DesignGold accepts no responsibility for incorrect details (such as ring size) being entered.

Shipments that are rejected by the receiver will result in you incurring redirection fees.

DesignGold reserves the right to cancel any order after purchase.

If you change your mind after receiving the item, we do not offer a refund, however, we can help you design according to your specifications.

 

10. ORDER DETAILS AND PAYMENTS

Order details are available in order confirmation emails, and in My Account for clients who were logged in when placing their order. Alternatively contact DesignGold for orders placed on our website.

Transaction processing is based in Australia and your bank.

     10.1 CREDIT CARD DETAILS 

             At DesignGold we do not process, collect or keep your credit card details. We use a financial institution named "STRIPE"                          ( https://stripe.com ) which is used by millions of trading companies for credit card processing.

 

11. ID CHECKS

We conduct ID checks on orders at random for your own security. If your order is selected our Customer Service team will be in touch to request further information from you, which may be a electronic copy of an identification document.

 

12. SALE POLICY

No further offers or discounts are applicable to items on our website that are on sale. Sale only includes selected styles. Sale prices are valid for items shipped within Australia only.

 

13. RETURN POLICY

Under Australian consumer law you have certain rights to return or have repaired goods defective in materials and/or workmanship or goods unfit for purpose. 

In addition to these rights under Australian consumer law, if you are not completely satisfied with any item purchased from the website you can return the item provided that it is in its original condition with the DesignGold product tag intact, within 14 days of the date of shipment for a refund or an exchange.

For the avoidance of doubt, this 14 day money back guarantee does not apply to custom made goods purchased from us.

Once we receive your returned item and we accept it, we will process your refund or  despatch new item within a few days.

When we receive your returned item, we will examine the item. Items showing signs of wear or those that have been engraved, altered, resized (by anyone other than DesignGold), or damaged in any way cannot be accepted for return. We cannot accept the return of diamonds that are laser inscribed.

If you simply change your mind after receiving the item, we do not offer a refund, however, we can help you design a new item according to your specifications. This will not be free of charge.

We will not accept any returns without a DesignGold return authorisation code or packages that are not properly packaged or uninsured.

The process for returning a diamond or a jewellery item to DesignGold is: 

 

Step 1: Obtain a return authorisation code by calling DesignGold. Write this code on the bottom of your original invoice.

Step 2: Package your return by including:

  1. original invoice (with return authorisation code at the bottom);
    (1) original valuation certificate where supplied;
    (2) original diamond grading certificate where supplied;
    (3) all original packaging and collateral material. 

    (b) If your item was delivered with a valuation certificate and that certificate is not returned, you may be liable for the $150 replacement cost.

    (c) If your item was delivered with a diamond grading certificate and that certificate is not returned, you may be liable for the $500 replacement cost.

    For security reasons, do not write DesignGold OR JEWELLERY anywhere on the outside of the package.

 

Step 3: Returns can be sent, via an insured method, directly to:

 

DesignGold

P. O. BOX 552

PACIFIC FAIR

QLD 4218

 

Step 4.

You must insure the package. DO NOT MENTION “JEWELLERY” ON THE PACKAGE.

You must follow these instructions exactly, failure to do so will prevent the processing of your return. 

Your own return postage costs are not refundable. Items exchanged will be re-sent at our cost.

If you have any questions about our return procedure, please contact DesignGold.

We are available to assist you 9:00AM-5:00PM AEST Monday to Friday.

 

14. TRADEMARKS & COPYRIGHTS

The names DesignGold as well as the DesignGold  logo are registered, unregistered or otherwise protected trademarks of DesignGold and its related entities.

Nothing contained on the website should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any licence or right to use any trademark without DesignGold’S prior written permission.  Misuse of any trademark displayed on the website, or any other content on the website, except as provided in these Terms of Use, is strictly prohibited.

All designs and content are either copyright © DesignGold or are licensed for use by DesignGold except where otherwise noted.

All rights are reserved.

 

15. PHOTOGRAPHY

On the website some items, including centre diamonds, may appear slightly larger or smaller than actual size due to lighting defaults and photography techniques. The website does not auto-adjust the size of the centre diamond when the centre diamond selection is changed.

Other items may be represented at a larger than actual size in order to clearly show details, or smaller than actual size in order to show the entire item.

 

16. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The website is provided by us on an "as is" basis. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the website, or its content or any of the products made available on the website.

You agree that your access to, and use of the website is at your own risk and that to the maximum extent permitted by law, we disclaim all representations and warranties (whether express or implied).

We do not warrant that the website, it's servers, or emails sent from us are free of viruses or other harmful components. We will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from your use of the website, including, without limitation, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages.

 

17. AMENDMENTS

Except as otherwise specified, we may amend these Terms of Use at any time without notice to you by posting amended Terms of Use on our website. The amended Terms of Use will take effect immediately when they are posted on the website.

 

18. TERMINATION

We may terminate this agreement, you're registration with or ability to access the website and/or any other service provided to you by us and any other agreement between us, immediately if you breach any of these Terms of Use.

 

19. OUR RELATIONSHIP

No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended to be created between you and us by these Terms of Use.

 

20. FORCE MAJEURE

We will not be liable for any delay in performing any of our obligations under these Terms of Use if such delay is caused by circumstances beyond our reasonable control, and we are entitled to a reasonable extension of time for the performance of our obligations in such circumstances.

 

21. BREACH

If we do not act in relation to a breach by you or others of these Terms of Use, this does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

 

22. SEVERANCE

If any of these Terms of Use are invalid or unenforceable, it will be struck out, and the remaining Terms of Use will remain in force.

 

23. NOTICES

Except as required by law or otherwise specified by us, you must provide any notices to our us by email. We will provide any notices to you by email to any email address provided by you. Notices will be taken to have been received 24 hours after the email is sent, unless the sending party receives notice that the address is invalid or that the email has not been received.

 

24. GOVERNING LAW

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Queensland, Australia. You irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Queensland, Australia and waive any right that you may have to object to an action being brought in those courts.

 

25. CURRENCY

These Terms of Use are current as at 1 July 2021.

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