Enjoy free overnight shipping, when you purchase a stock piece, or a custom piece complete with all stones, courtesy of Leon Mege. Otherwise, please use the calculator below to estimate your shipping costs. Valid zip code and desired insurance value are required:
The shipping rate is not guaranteed, it is an estimate, subject to change by the carrier without notice.
We will never send a package without contacting you first. Prior to making shipping arrangements, we will reconfirm your shipping address and delivery day. We will never send a package without contacting you first. Prior to making shipping arrangements, we will reconfirm your shipping address and delivery day.
The tracking number will be provided as soon as the package is pick-up at our location. Because the third party is involved, the exact delivery time cannot be guaranteed.
For your protection:
Items valued over $75,000 are shipped with Brinks or Malka-Amit. Packages must be delivered to a valid business address or picked up at the carrier location. Please contact Brinks or Malka-Amit regarding their fees, locations, and hours of operation.
Once someone signs for the package, the insurance coverage ceased to exist. If you are unable to accept the parcel yourself, please make sure to delegate a trusted person to sign on your behalf.
Our address: Leon Megé, Inc. 151 West 46th Street, Suite 900 New York, NY 10036. Telephone (212)768-3868.
Make sure to schedule an appointment first. The easiest and the safest way to get your jewelry to us is to bring it in person. If you drop-ship a stone, please make sure your customer number is included. The number is easily located in the subject line of any email we sent to you.
To learn how to prepare a package, please watch this instructional video:
Except stones and jewelry do not include any ring boxes, pouches, holders, etc. They will be discarded along with the rest of the packaging material. We will not be responsible for those items, no matter how much sentimental value they hold for you.
Avoid having packages delivered during the time we are closed for vacations or Holidays. We are not responsible for any unsuccessful delivery attempts while we are closed. The sender is solely responsible for lost, damaged, or returned articles as well as shipping costs resulting from such unsuccessful deliveries.
Check with your insurer first - they might be able to provide free insurance coverage, which is the bulk of the shipping cost. If not, make sure to purchase enough insurance to cover a replacement in the case of a loss.
The least expensive way to purchase insurance is to use the US registered mail. As of 01/01/2018, US registered mail insures packages up to $25,000. Declared value is not insurance. FedEx or UPS does not sell insurance.
The cost of international shipping is not included in the purchase price; please contact us for a quote. The cost of international shipping is not included in the purchase price; please contact us for a quote.
Any customs charges, import/export duties, and any other local taxes and fees customer's responsibility, even if the recipient refused the delivery.
Some countries impose additional fees, collected by the carrier at the delivery time. These COD charges are the client's responsibility. There is very little chance of customs delaying or denying a delivery because we use reputable international carriers such as FedEx or UPS.
We ship jewelry and stones globally, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Korea, Thailand, and the European Union, among others.
As it turns out, we have a free trade agreement with the Aussies. Good for them! Duty rates in Australia vary from 0% to 10%, with an average duty rate of 4.6%. Some goods are not subject to duty (e.g., laptops and other electronic products).
Sales tax (GST) applies to most imported goods, with a few exemptions. The main exceptions are for certain foodstuffs, some medical aids, and imports that qualify for certain duty concessions.
GST is applied at 10% of the Value of the Taxable Importation, which is the sum of the customs value, any duty payable, and the cost of freight and insurance. Imports with a product value up to AU $1,000 are exempt from duty, GST, and Import Processing Charge.
Although jewelry is duty-free, other fees and taxes that may be payable, such as Goods and Services Tax (GST) are not exempted by AUSFTA. "Under the Australian-USA free trade agreement, a piece of jewelry manufactured in the US has a preferential duty-free status under the free trade agreement (AUSFTA).
The burden of knowledge, in this case, rests on the person importing the goods. Customs would charge duty unless the recipient requests preferential tariffs. A shipping carrier's broker will claim the duty-free status under AUSFTA when the shipment arrives. As long as the carrier is notified that the item is duty-free, the importer can avoid the extra charge by following a simple procedure when the item arrives in Australia.
Generally, this is a small brokerage fee and a GST fee. (In the past customers paid 10% GST fee). No duty. This Agreement applies practically to any article of jewelry manufactured in the USA from raw materials in its entirety. The origin of the raw materials does not matter.
AUSFTA exerts:Article 5.12 Claims for Preferential Treatment
Each Party shall provide that an importer may make a claim for preferential treatment under this Agreement based on the importer's knowledge or on the information in the importer's possession that the good qualifies as an originating good. Each Party may require that an importer be prepared to submit, on request, a statement setting forth the reasons that the good qualifies as an originating good, including pertinent cost and manufacturing information. The statement need not be in a prescribed format and may be submitted electronically, where feasible.
Article 5.12 of AUSFTA does not require a certificate of origin.
The information can be in any form that the manufacturer wishes to provide, so long as it shows that the imported goods meet the rules of origin requirements of AUSFTA.
"Customs operates in a self-assessment environment, where information provided to it is treated in the first instance as true and correct. When a customs entry states that a US preference rate of duty applies, this will be taken to indicate that the importer of the goods possesses the information, or knowledge, as required in Article 5.12, paragraph 1, above, that this declaration is correct."
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is a free port. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is a free port. It does not levy any customs tariff on imports and exports. There is also no tariff quota or surcharge, or value-added and general services taxes. Excise duties are levied only on four types of dutiable commodities: liquors, tobacco, hydrocarbon oil, and methyl alcohol.
As of Dec. 2018, all jewelry shipped to the UK from the US is a subject of Import Duty or Import Tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), Customs Clearance Fees, and the transport costs to the country of destination.
Under the KORUS FTA, almost 80 percent of U.S. exports to Korea of consumer and industrial products became duty-free on March 15, 2012, and nearly 95 percent of bilateral trade in consumer and industrial products will become duty-free within five years of that date.
Most remaining tariffs should be eliminated within ten years.