Terms and Conditions

Our Terms and Conditions apply to all transactions made on this website, purchases and orders placed in person at a Craft or Jewellery retail event and all forms of commission undertaken via e-mail or in person. Please read them carefully. Placing an order or commissioning a bespoke piece of jewellery signifies that you agree to our terms and conditions of sale.

Sally Spencer reserves the right to amend or update these terms and conditions at any time, and you agree to be bound by such amendments or updates. Any changes which are made will take effect on the date they are posted on this website.

 

 Disclaimers

All information issued by Sally Spencer is for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the goods.

We take all reasonable care to ensure all details, descriptions and prices on this website are correct. 

All jewellery is made from 925 sterling silver (unless otherwise described) and is hallmarked, if necessary, according to English law.  If the item description does not state the piece of jewellery is hallmarked it will be below the legal weight for hallmarking and will not be marked.  All items of jewellery are handmade and therefore small imperfections or variations may occur.

While every effort has been made to describe gemstone colours, these are only a guide to be used in conjunction with the photographs (taken in daylight with daylight blub studio lights) but colour accuracy in images cannot be guaranteed due to different computer monitors and browsers.

Many of the loose gemstones have been cut by hand and may not always be symmetrical.

Loose gemstone descriptions include details regarding possible suitable uses for the stone and details of their hardness and physical properties.  This is a generalisation for all gemstones within that variety and will not apply exactly to every gemstone within that variety, for example, if a gemstone has any internal or surface reaching fractures, this may have an effect on its durability which would not fit the generic species’ properties.  Care should always be taken when handling and setting stones, regardless of their hardness and physical properties – even a diamond can be broken!

Please note that items are not shown to scale in the photographs.  Approximate dimensions are included in each individual description.

 

Prices

VAT at the current rate of 20% is included within all of the prices displayed on this website, at retail events and in any quotations given for commissioned work.  The currency of this website is British Pounds Sterling.

Due to fluctuations in precious metal prices, Sally Spencer reserves the right to alter jewellery prices at any time, without prior notice.

Quotations for bespoke or commissioned jewellery pieces which have yet to be confirmed or commenced, are only valid for 30 days and are subject to change due to fluctuations in precious metal prices.

 

Orders

Whether purchasing jewellery or loose gemstones from this website, you will receive the items shown in the photographs, unless specifically detailed in the description.

Online orders are accepted at Sally Spencer's sole discretion and there is no contract between us until we confirm by email.  If an order cannot be accepted you will be notified and any payments refunded in full as soon as possible.  Non acceptance of an order is unlikely but may happen if a one-off item of jewellery has been sold to another customer, we do not deliver to your region or country, identification of a pricing or product description error on the website occurs or due to our inability to obtain authorisation for your payment.

Orders must be paid for in full, in advance, including any postage costs.

For commissions, a 50% deposit is required to confirm the commission with the balance payable prior to delivery.

 

Payment

Our secure online payment systems for orders placed via this website are Paypal or Create payments (using Worldpay).

Once payment has been authorised, you will receive notification of your order via e-mail, however, online orders are accepted at Sally Spencer's sole discretion and there is no contract between us until we confirm by email.

Payment at Craft Fairs or retail events will be via secure mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) company, SumUp.

Payment may also be made via personal cheque or bank transfer if preferred.

 

Dispatch

Jewellery and loose gemstones in stock are usually dispatched within 2 to 3 working days of order confirmation, but at busy times this could be up to a maximum of 7 working days from order confirmation.  In the unlikely event that your order is delayed we will contact you with an alternative dispatch time and the option to cancel your order. 

If you require your order for a specific date then we will do our best to accommodate your requirements but cannot be held responsible if the item is not received in time.

Dispatch dates for commissions are agreed at the point of order confirmation and any changes to this date will be advised immediately.

 

Packaging

All purchases are sent packed to ensure they arrive safely.  Jewellery items are sent with the gift boxing and information cards detailed in their description (each item has an example of what will be sent shown in the photographs for that item). 

 

Delivery

All orders over £75 are free delivery.

All orders below £75 can be sent by Royal Mail First Class Signed For service costing £5 or Royal Mail Special Delivery (fully insured) and costing £8 – both services are tracked and will require a signature upon delivery.

At the moment we only ship within the UK.

If your order has not arrived when indicated, or is damaged or faulty in any way you must contact us immediately.

 

Returns/Refunds

We want you to be happy with your purchase of jewellery or gemstones but in the unlikely event that you are not happy with your online purchase we will accept return of jewellery or loose gemstones within 14 days of purchasing for a full refund (minus the cost of any postage) provided the goods are returned unused/unworn, in their original packaging and in the condition sent. Refunds will be made on the original payment method once the goods are received by us.

Items bought in person at a Craft Fair can only be returned for exchange or Credit Note. However, in all cases, commissioned jewellery or items that have been made to your specific requirements cannot be returned. For hygiene reasons, earrings cannot be exchanged or returned unless faulty.

Please contact us prior to returning any goods by emailing [email protected] Items must be returned using a secure delivery service (such as Royal Mail Special Delivery) insured to the full value of the goods and sent to our returns address c/o 22 Blackwater Way, Didcot, OX11 7RL. We are not responsible for the delivery cost of returned items or for any loss or damage of items being returned for refund.

We reserve the right to charge for goods returned in a condition unsuitable for resale.

Faulty or damaged items or incorrectly sent items

Faulty or damaged items or incorrectly sent items can be returned.  Please check goods on delivery and notify us by email within 7 working days of receipt - after this time, we have no liability for goods said to be damaged on delivery. 

Items must be returned using a secure delivery service (such as Royal Mail Special Delivery Service) insured to the full value of the goods and sent to our returns address as detailed above.

A full refund will be given upon their return which must be within 30 days of delivery. Refunds will be made on the original payment method once the goods are received by us and will include the cost of return postage. 

 

Distance Selling Regulations

If your order has been confirmed, but you have not yet received the items, you can change or cancel your order by emailing us.

If your order has already been dispatched, you have the right to cancel your order up to 14 days after your order has been delivered, without giving a reason.  Once you have emailed us to advise us of your intention to cancel your order, you then have 14 days to return the goods, at your own expense, to the address given upon receipt of your cancellation email.  Goods should be returned unused, unworn, in their original packaging and in the condition sent.  A full refund, inclusive of postage and packaging costs will be made on the original payment method within 14 days of receiving the goods back.

 

Booking courses

When booking a course directly with Sally, you are able to pay for the course through the website.    If you book a place on a course and then are unable to attend the refund policy is that you will be liable for the full course fee unless your place can be resold.

Any materials fees for the day will be detailed in the course information, confirmed upon booking and should be paid for on the day itself.

A minimum number of students is required in order for a course to be viable – if that number is not achieved a refund will be given or you may use the monies to book another course.  Students will be contacted one week before the start date with joining instructions and information or to advise if the course is not viable.

 

Gift vouchers

Sally Spencer gift vouchers are valid for 1 year from the date of purchase and may be used towards jewellery that is in stock either on the website or at a show, loose gemstones on the website or courses that Sally has arranged (it may be possible for them to be used against Sally’s courses that are organised by others, but this should confirmed with Sally prior to booking).  When purchasing through the website the code should be entered during check out.  When using in person at a show, the original gift voucher must be presented (gift voucher monies cannot be deducted from a purchase at a show without the original gift voucher).  Refunds are not possible for gift voucher purchases.

 

Intellectual Property

All designs on this website remain the intellectual property of Sally Spencer.  The material and the content of this website is for your personal (non-commercial) use only.  You must not copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of the website or its content without written permission from Sally Spencer.

 

Governing Law

Each and every transaction carried out via this website, in person or remotely is deemed to be completed within the United Kingdom and therefore shall be governed by English Law. The terms of this charter shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with English Law and the English Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.