Delivery & Returns

  • Order by midday for express delivery services.
  • Delivery Times are for in stock products. If the product is out of stock we will deliver as soon as it is back in stock within a couple of days.
  • All Deliveries are tracked and must be signed for.
  • Please note we are unable to deliver on Bank Holidays.
  • All orders come beautifully wrapped and packed in our signature packaging, free of charge.

INTRODUCTION

You have the right to cancel a contract within 7 working days of delivery. For further information see below.

We are Laurence Coste Limited, an English registered company, 05876255 VAT registration number 888380664. Address: 109 WALTON STREET, LONDON SW3 2HP. Our other contact details are specified in the 'Contact Us' section of our website.

Nothing in these Terms & Conditions affects your statutory rights as a consumer. We may change these Terms & Conditions at any time so please check them carefully whenever you make a purchase.

PAYMENT AND PRICING

Payments go through SagePay. We will only process orders if we are able to obtain authorisation from our credit card processing partner. The price of the goods is stated clearly on our site and are quoted in £ sterling. VAT is added at checkout, unless purchasing from outside the EU in which case no VAT will be added to the total of your purchase. We may change the price of goods at any time.

If an item has been incorrectly priced, we reserve the right to supply the item only at the correct price. If we become aware of incorrect pricing after your order has gone through, we will give you the option of re-ordering the item at the correct price or cancelling your order. 

YOUR ORDER

Customers must be over 18. Your order is an offer to buy from us. By placing an order, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. Your statutory rights are not affected. Please check your order carefully to ensure it is correct. Please supply us with all necessary information relating to the goods you order within a sufficient time to enable us to perform this contract. UK Tax legislation requires us to retain records of our sales for 5 years. We keep this data in accordance with our privacy policy and do not store credit card details under any circumstances.

UNAVAILABILITY

If any of the goods are unavailable, we will notify you as soon as possible and arrange a full refund via your original mode of payment.

DELIVERY

Laurence Coste aims to dispatch all items within 3 working days unless there is any doubt about a delivery address or an item is out of stock. We will contact you if that is the case. Please allow 4-5 working days for delivery within the UK and 7-8 working days for International orders. Delivery will be arranged to the address you specify on ordering. The delivery provider is Royal Mail or in some cases DHL. All our items in transit are insured by our business insurance cover.

  • UK Express Delivery (Free) - orders will be delivered within 1-2 working days.
  • UK Next Day Delivery (£4.99) - orders placed before 3pm will be delivered the next working day before 1pm.
  • USA Express Delivery (£10) - orders will be delivered within 5-7 working days.
  • Europe Express Delivery (£10) - orders will be delivered within 3-5 working days.
  • International Express Delivery (£10) - orders will be delivered within 5-7 working days. 

All orders require a full valid postcode. We are not able to deliver to P.O boxes. If you provide an incorrect delivery address, we do not accept responsibility for the failure of an order to arrive. An extra delivery charge may become payable if you are not present to accept delivery. Risk of damage or loss to the goods passes to you on delivery or, if you wrongfully refuse delivery, when delivery is attempted.

Please email us at shop@laurence-coste.com if you have any further questions.

DUTIES AND TAXES

VAT (20%) will be applied to orders dispatched within the EU. Non-EU orders are exclusive of VAT whereby the VAT (20%).

Please note that any import duty and taxes incurred for shipping to certain countries are the responsibility of the customer. 

YOUR RIGHT TO CANCEL

If you are a consumer, as defined in the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, you have the right to cancel within 7 working days of delivery of goods to you. You can do this by email before returning items for a full refund, or before the items are posted (within 3 days).

RETURNS

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, so if you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase or need to exchange it for a different item please email us at shop@laurence-coste.com with your order number, name and address, details of the product, the reason for return, and whether you require an exchange, an in-store credit note or a refund. We will then advise you on how to proceed.

All items must be returned to us within 28 days from the date of delivery and customers will be responsible for the cost of return delivery. Where provided all Laurence Coste packaging should be included in your return. We advise you to send back the item via secure delivery as we do not take responsibility for missing items. We will email you when your item has been received. If you return an item without notification we will simply hold onto it and await your contact.

Returns outside the 28 day period may not be accepted. During the Christmas period we offer an extended return time – the deadline to return Christmas purchases ends on the 21st January. Our Christmas period starts on the 1st December and any purchases made before may not be considered for the Christmas returns. 

Unfortunately we cannot accept returns on bespoke or made-to-order items unless the item is faulty or, pierced earrings if the hygiene tag is removed. If a security tag is removed, the item will no longer be eligible for a refund.

Exchanges and refunds usually only take a few days to process. You will be fully refunded via your original method of payment within 30 days. Please note card refunds may take up to 10 business days for your bank to complete, depending on their processing time. This can vary greatly between card issuers, and unfortunately we are unable to influence this.

Returns are accepted if:

  1. You have emailed us to notify us of your wish to return or exchange the item.
  2. The item is returned to us within 28 days from the date of your invoice (we make allowances for Christmas and Bank Holidays etc). We allow 30 days for International orders.
  3. The item is returned to us in the same condition as we dispatched it - unworn, with all the original packaging intact and all tags in place.

Please note that you only need to return the items you wish to exchange or receive a refund for. If an item is missing or damaged, please contact us at shop@laurence-coste.com as soon as possible with your order confirmation number at hand. Laurence Coste cannot accept responsibility for items returned to us without a  proof of purchase.

LATE RETURNS

You have 28 days (30 days for International orders) from the day of delivery to return your item along with your original invoice which is enclosed with all orders. Items received outside this time frame will not be eligible for refund. Any credit notes will be at our discretion.

SALE ITEMS

Sale or promotional items are non-refundable. 

FAULTY ITEMS

Please check your item(s) for any faults when you receive them. If the item is faulty, please contact us with your order number and details of the fault, stating whether you require a replacement or refund. We will then advise on how to proceed with the return. There will be no postage charge to the customer in the case of replacing a faulty item. Please note that items that are damaged as a result of common wear and tear or customer negligence are not considered to be faulty.

RECEIVING THE WRONG ITEM

If the item you received is not what you originally ordered, please email us at shop@laurence-coste.com quoting your order number, full name and address, details of the product and explaining how this is different from your original order.

LOST ITEMS

A refund for lost items may be dependent upon a business insurance claim (we make sure everything is adequately insured). We will only consider a claim for missing items if it is made within 10 days from the date of dispatch.

COLOURS & STONES

We have made every effort to display the colours of our products that appear on www.laurence-coste.com as accurately as possible. However, as computer monitors vary, we cannot guarantee that your monitor's display will be completely accurate. In addition, due to the natural quality of our stones there may be differences in size and form of our stones. All our products are handmade and therefore there may be slight inconsistencies.

UNCOLLECTED OR REFUSED ORDERS

If your order is refused on delivery or uncollected and subsequently returned to us postage may be charged and we will not accept responsibility for lost items as a result.

DATA PROTECTION

Any personal information collected from you is handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

These T&Cs shall be governed by English law and any disputes will be decided only by the English courts. If any part of these T&Cs is deemed ineffective for any reason, the remainder shall continue in full force.

A person who is not a party to this agreement shall have no right under the Contracts (Rights of the Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this agreement.

Neither party is liable for failure to perform or delay in performing any obligation (excluding payment) under this agreement if the failure or delay is caused by any circumstance beyond its reasonable control.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify us against any claims, losses, liabilities, damages and expenses (including legal fees), arising out of your use of this site.

JURISDICTION

The Contract will be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties to the Contract submit to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Please note card refunds may take up to 10 business days for your bank to complete, depending on their processing time. This can vary greatly between card issuers, and unfortunately we are unable to influence this.