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Shipping a Ring to the UK

joflier

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Hi all - quick question. I have a diamond ring that I want to ship from the US to the UK. Does anyone have suggestions of the best method? It's around a $1200 value.
I like shipping through the postal service but the USPS website lists fine jewelry as a prohibition, but I seem to recall shipping a piece over there some years ago. Perhaps that has changed since then.....
 

ruby59

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I sent a fine jewelry piece around that price. I used Fed Ex international with online tracking and signature required.

It is expensive, but it zipped right through with no problems. And I was updated nightly as to where it was every step along the way.
 

joflier

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Ok thanks! Do you recall just a ballpark idea how much it was for Fedex?
 

marymm

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If you go with FedEx, keep in mind FedEx does not offer insurance to consumers (vendors who ship via FedEx have their own third-party insurance); and I believe should your parcel be lost/damaged, FedEx would only be liable to reimburse your shipping cost, not the value of the item. Also, I seem to recall FedEx International limits the declared value of items shipped to $1,000, so you may want to check on this as well.
 

ruby59

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This was a while ago so I am sure rates went up.

I paid $68.
 

joflier

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Ok thanks for all the info. I'll give them a call and see what they are able to do.
 

Hounddog

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Hi, I'm in the process of shipping jewellery from the US to the UK, I've just paid for Fed Ex to do it, it's cost me $45 and I'm supposed to receive it within 3-5 days of it being released to them by the US seller who has arranged it all for me. There is also likely to be an ?import tax that's a percentage of the purchase cost, so that's another thing to consider. Hope this is some help.
 
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