Shipping Information

Please read BEFORE ordering from us.  


We are a small family owned and operated business. We go above and beyond to inspect and ensure your order is fully intact and packed well before it leaves our hands. If damage to your package occurs en-route to you, there is a process that needs to take place to claim insurance from the carrier for that package. The claim requires some cooperation from you, the customer. We cannot refund you for the damaged item until the claim is processed, so please understand we will require photos and proof of the damage, and in some cases you will need to be in communication with the carrier yourself. The claim process is necessary to ensure we're all reimbursed for the damage that was not the fault of you, or us. As a small family owned and operated business, we don't deserve to be out the cost of your entire order + shipping, either.  We are not Amazon, Walmart or some other huge company that can absorb losses like that, any more than our customers can. When you order online, it's best to be prepared for the possibility of damage. When that damage occurs, please know the refund process will take some cooperation on your part.  Many thanks for your understanding.


We ship Worldwide!

Best Rate: Available in Canada/USA - A budget shipping method in which we use any of our carriers including Postal Services, UPS, Purolator, Canpar and DHL.  If you choose this method, make sure your address is ready for both mail and courier delivery.  This method does not always (but usually) include tracking but alwayds includes insurance.  Please allow up to 3 business days for Best Rate orders to ship, although they almost always ship sooner.  Priority is given to rush orders.

How We Ship to Your Destination:

CANADA: Orders are billed based on a small package to your location - There is no additional charge for additional items!  You pay the same shipping on a small order that you would a large order.  Shipping starts at $10-$20 depending on where you are.  Fully Insured.  Tracking guaranteed except on Best Rate orders.  Rush shipping available.  * New:  We now offer Half-Price and Free Shipping on orders of CAD$80 and CAD$150  (USD$63/$118)

CANADA Un-Insured Puffy Mailer:  For some items, you can request a puffy mailer.  To qualify, the thickness must be under 2 cm (3/4") and less than 500grams.  This works on some stones, jewelry, books, and other items that are flat.  If you request in your order notes that we ship without insurance in a puffy mailer in your order notes we will adjust your order total.  The rates for un-insured mailers in Canada are: 100gram $4.40, 200gram $5.70, 300gram $7.00, 400gram $7.65, 500gram $8.00  - If you choose this method, please also let us know in your order notes what to do if your order is too thick, or too heavy for a mailer.

USA: Flat rate of CAD$20 (approx US$15.50) to all 50 US States.  There is no additional charge for additional items!  Additionally, it is very seldom that any duties and taxes are charged on cross-border shipments.  We accept USD$ as well as CAD$ which you can change by clicking the flag at the top right of the page.  All orders Insured.  Tracking included on all but Best Rate orders (some Best Rate orders will not include tracking).  For US Protectorates, It is still flat rate shipping on Postal Orders, but the rate is based on a small package to your area.  * New:  We now offer Half-Price and Free Shipping on orders of CAD$80 and CAD$150  (USD$63/$118)

INTERNATIONAL: Orders are based on actual size/dimensions once packed.  You'll be presented a shipping deposit of CAD$40 - We will email you after to let you know your actual cost of shipping and all your options.  If your order is time sensitive, if you have a shipping preference, or you're looking for economy shipping, let us know in your order notes.  We'll adjust your shipping amount (up or down) depending on the shipping method you choose. We now offer DHL Global Mail, which is much more affordable than our previous shipping methods.  This service usually takes about 3 weeks.  In many cases, such as a small jewellery order, you'll receive a shipping refund for overages paid.  If you're looking for fast - We still also offer UPS, DHL, Aramex and Canada Post Services. Insurance and Tracking vary by service.

** It is important that you provide a working email address so we can write you about your order!  **


If Something Goes Wrong:

Please contact us for any issues with delivery such as a lost package, damage, or delivery delays.  Do not dispose of any packaging if your item is damaged.  It is important you do not glue or try to fix damaged items before the claim is complete.  

If you order is late - you may be able to get a shipping credit (minus a small handling fee) for shipping on select guaranteed services. (Guaranteed services include UPS & Purolator only) - Only services in Canada are guaranteed.

Have a better shipping rate? (Canada Only)

If you have access to better shipping rates than we do, send us a pre-paid shipping label for Canada Post, UPS or Purolator.  For your rate quotes use T0K1W0 as an origin postal code.  Email us prior to ordering.


RETURNS

All return items must be sent back prepaid.  Generally, shipping is not refunded - and shipping is calculated on the full rate, not the Half Price Shipping or Free Shipping.  Insurance and tracking is not required but is your responsibility.  Please contact us first before sending any items back, and we'll work with you for the best possible outcome.  Please let us know the reason for the return.  Please do not return damaged items without contacting us first.





10 Business Days before Christmas.  Canada: Regular Shipping is fine other than a few remote areas.  USA: UPS Standard or better is required for Christmas Delivery.  *We are shipping Daily*

New Free or Half Priced Shipping (see details)

We have Gift Vouchers.