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Original Post

I just sold a bangle to someone in Australia. In printing out a USPS label, I noticed they prohibit sending jewelry. Do we think they mean ALL jewelry? How have others sent jewelry to Australia?
Thanks for any insight.
Sally

Posted at 1:09 pm Apr 13, 2009 EDT

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Send it as a "fashion accesory" and mark other on your custom form. Jewelry gereally refers to gold and diamonds. I've been shipping my jewelry there for years without a problem.

Congrats on the sale.

Posted at 1:11 pm Apr 13, 2009 EDT

* generally, sorry ,

Posted at 1:12 pm Apr 13, 2009 EDT

i concur with sherry. i've shipped without incident.
congrats. :o)

Posted at 1:14 pm Apr 13, 2009 EDT

I have bought a number of jewelry items from the US, and have had no problems with it getting through customs as long as it is correctly labeled as costume jewelry. I am assuming that item you sold is not real silver/ gold with jemstones i.e. something you would traditionally buy in a jewelry store.
HTH

Posted at 1:19 pm Apr 13, 2009 EDT

Thank you, everyone!

Posted at 2:01 pm Apr 13, 2009 EDT

I have a customer who wants to buy a $700 ring from me in Australia. I don't think I can simply fill out the label as "costume jewelry" if I'm also insuring it for $700. What do I do? Has anyone shipped valuable jewelry to Australia before? Do you just lie on the form? Should I tell the buyer I can't sell to them? I mean...this is a pretty big sale.

Please help if you have experience in this arena!

Posted at 11:38 am Apr 16, 2009 EDT

Tias says

Wow, congrats on a great order! I don't see why you shouldn't be able fill lables with the costume jewellery description. AFter all, it is true, maybe just make sure to note that there is a big quantity in the game.

Posted at 11:43 am Apr 16, 2009 EDT

onaroll says

"I have a customer who wants to buy a $700 ring from me in Australia. I don't think I can simply fill out the label as "costume jewelry" if I'm also insuring it for $700. What do I do? Has anyone shipped valuable jewelry to Australia before? Do you just lie on the form? Should I tell the buyer I can't sell to them? I mean...this is a pretty big sale.

Please help if you have experience in this arena!"

You cannot lie on the customs form. You risk HUGE fines and legal trouble.

I am assuming the item is real gold and/or contains gemstones. In which case, it's not allowed to be sent to Australia unfortunately.

Posted at 11:46 am Apr 16, 2009 EDT

onaroll says

Okay, I'm reading their customs page and trying to sort it out. It may be possible but they would incur large customs charges.

Posted at 11:48 am Apr 16, 2009 EDT

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