Shipping and Insurance
FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!
US Orders - FREE SHIPPING!
Items under $1500 - 2-3 Days via USPS Priority Mail Signed For.
Items over $1500 - Federal Express 2 day. A physical address and a phone number are required. An adult must be available to sign for the delivery (due to insurance requirments).
Other Options - FREE SHIPPING!
- Hold the package at a Federal Express Depot (must present a photo ID of the adressee to pick up)
- Registered US Mail (3-7 days).
International Orders - FREE SHIPPING!
- Order Total Under $2500 - US Global Priority or Express Mail with 3 to 9 day shipping depending on local customs clearance. Some orders may ship via Federal Express with delivery in 2 to 5 days also depending on local customs clearance.
- Order Total Over $2500 - Shipped Federal Express with delivery in 2 to 5 days depending on customs clearance. Please read below our section on taxes and duty.
How Fast Do We Ship?
Fast! We offer same day shipping when ordering by 1 PM CST (In most cases!). We ship Monday through Friday with delivery Monday through Saturday (special rates apply for Saturday delivery).
Overnight & Upgraded Delivery
How is My Purchase Boxed?
All purchases come in a lovely gift box. Please refer to this page for photographs and more information.
Free Return Shipping!
If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase , even returns are free from anywhere within the US. Click here for further information. Our apologies but due to customs forms and regulations, international buyers pay return shipping.
Customs & International Shipments
Customs - Please be aware that we have no authority over a country's local customs department. Usually Federal Express facilitates customs clearance but time of delivery may vary if held by customs.
Taxes & Duty
In most countries, no duty is applied to antiques over 100 years old. However, local sales taxes may apply to imported goods. Usually your country has a website or customs office that can be checked for varying rates.
You may also use this calculator. If the item is over 100 years old (see item description at the end), input "Antique, Art & Collectibles" for the product category, then pick "Antiques over 100 year old", then "Other antiques". If less than 100 years old, put in "Jewellery & Watches", then "Jewellery", then choose the best match for your item of interest. Please contact us for assistance.
The rates below are provided as a courtesy and are subject to change. The Three Graces is not liable for rate changes and the customer is responsible for paying local taxes to the local office of customs. At the time the package is ready to clear customs, the local customs office contacts the client for payment arrangements.
Australia: There is no import tax on items valued under $1000, but an import tax, usually 10% is levied by the Australian government (GST) which applies to items over $1000.
Canada: A local tax of 5% is levied on the cost of the item(s).
France: Items over $2500 have a VAT tax of at least 5.5% of the total value of the item(s) added.
Germany: VAT may be added of 19% of the value.
Italy: Items are subject to a IVA tax of 20%.
Japan: An import tax, usually 6% is levied by the Japanese Government.
Netherlands: Items are subject to a VAT tax of 6.2%
United Kingdom: Items are subject to a VAT tax of 20%, usually if over $2500 USD in value.
Country Prohibitions & Exclusions
We are unable to ship to the following countries: Africa, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lithuania, Pakistan, Republic of Georgia, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Vietnam, and have limited shipping to Singapore and UAE.
Individual Country Restrictions
The following is a partial list of countries that prohibit the importation of jewelry, antiques, gold, precious stones or precious metals. Therefore, we are unable to ship these goods to the countries listed below. Other countries not listed may have simliar restrictions. Contact us for more information.
Austria (gold only); Brazil (antiques, gold, precious metals, precious stones); Cyprus (gold); Denmark (antiques); India (antiques, precious and semi-precious metals, gold); Indonesia (precious metals); Israel (jewelry, precious and semi precious metals, stones); Lithuania (gold, precious metals, precious stones); Oman (gold only); Pakistan (antiques, jewelry, precious metals and precious stones); Russia (jewelry, precious metals, precious stones); Turkey (precious metals, diamonds); UAE (cannot be over $1000 if jewelry, gold, precious metals, precious stones, silver).
Lost or Damaged Items
All packages are packed with great care and sent fully insured. In the rare instance that items are lost or damaged in transport please contact us immediately. If damaged, please keep all packing materials.
If UPS or Federal Express was the method of delivery, The Three Graces will contact our private insurance carrier to expedite the claim. If transported using "registered mail" through the U.S. Postal Service, claims are processed through those offices. The Three Graces will assist you in handling your claim and in obtaining reimbursement but is not liable for the claim as funds are sent directly to you from the US Postal Service.