AlistirWoodTait

Alistir Wood Tait - Antique & Vintage Jewellery

Edinburgh, Scotland 204 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (54)

AlistirWoodTait

Alistir Wood Tait - Antique & Vintage Jewellery

Edinburgh, Scotland | 204 Sales

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Note from shop owner The person who manages this Etsy shop has left our employment so the shop will be on hiatus until we find someone new to take over the management of it. Many thanks for your patience.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 24 Sep, 2019

The person who manages this Etsy shop has left our employment so the shop will be on hiatus until we find someone new to take over the management of it. Many thanks for your patience.

Alistir Tait

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Alistir Tait

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About AlistirWoodTait

Sales 204
On Etsy since 2013

About Alistir Wood Tait

Alistir Wood Tait is a jeweller and gemmologist, and has been prominent in Edinburgh’s jewellery establishment for more than 30 years. Alistir’s interest started as a schoolboy hobby collecting Scottish minerals, agates and gold panning. As a teenager Alistir was the youngest student to attain the Fellowship Diploma of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain in 1973. He set out on his professional career in the African gem trade working for Arthur Thomas Gems and returned to Edinburgh to develop his experience in retail, leading to the establishment of his own business in 1980.

Our first shop was a small but charming unit at Barclay Terrace on Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield Links. Everything was done on a shoestring with a watchmaker working upstairs and a clockmaker in the basement. Soon we outgrew our first home and moved to a larger and more prominent establishment on Bruntsfield Place, and for ten years there we served the people of south Edinburgh. An interest in specialist costume and fashion jewellery led to ‘Fabulous Fakes’ bringing the jewellery of Butler and Wilson, Monty Don as well as fashionable and fabulous vintage jewellery to Edinburgh.

We moved our home once again to Rose Street in the very heart of Edinburgh’s capital and have now traded here for more than twenty years. Our shop is a haven for lovers of beautiful things and our displays reflect the unique nature of our stock. Each of our staff is a specialist in their own field and we bring our love and enthusiasm for gems and jewellery to our customers and clients.

Check out our Featured Shop article on the ETSY blog for more info - https://blog.etsy.com/en/2015/featured-shop-alistir-wood-tait/

We have a second Etsy shop selling gold charms, antique and vintage curiosities and other lower value items - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RoseStreetTreasures

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Shop members

  • Alistir Tait

    Owner

    Alistir Wood Tait has been in the jewellery business for well over thirty years in Edinburgh. Alistir is a Member of the Institute of Registered Valuers (MIRV) and a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA).

Shop policies

Last updated on 29 May, 2019
Welcome to Alistir Wood Tait's Etsy shop. We are a traditional Edinburgh-based jewellers dealing in Antique, Vintage, Fine jewellery, and gemstones. We specialise in Antique Scottish jewellery, Antique Engagement Rings and unusual gemstones and have a wide-ranging stock of interesting and unique items.

We have another Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RoseStreetTreasures

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Returns for a refund or exchange are accepted provided the item is returned in its original condition with its packaging and has not been personalised in any way (e.g. finger size changed, engraved with a message, chains shortened etc...).
If you wish to return the piece of jewellery to me within fourteen days I will refund you the cost of the piece, minus postage. I will refund as soon as I receive it. (THIS REFUND POLICY APPLIES TO ONLINE SALES THROUGH ETSY OR OTHER DISTANCE SALES ONLY - PLEASE CONTACT TO US TO FIND OUT OUR INSTORE RETURNS POLICY)

If your item is found to be damaged, please notify us within three days of receipt.
Payment
We accept Paypal and Direct Checkout for all purchases. Please pay for your items as soon as you complete your order. Your items will only be shipped after clearance of funds.

All currency conversion is handled by Paypal or Etsy.

ORDER CANCELLATION
If you wish to cancel an order before it has been dispatched, please contact us immediately. Orders for item(s) customised to your specification cannot be cancelled if the customisation work has begun; e.g. ring size adjusted, locket engraved, etc.
Delivery
All orders will be dispatched within 1 to 3 working days of receipt of payment, unless otherwise specified. Your item will come in recycled, unbranded outer packaging, but the items inside will come beautifully packaged in an Alistir Wood Tait presentation box, wrapped in a ribbon.

We post items within the UK using Royal Mail Special Delivery unless stated otherwise in the item listing. With this service they are insured and can be tracked using a tracking number which will be included in an email notifying you that your item has been posted.
For other parts of the world we use International Tracked or International Tracked & Signed, depending on the destination. Please query for shipping times.
'Special Delivery' and 'International Tracked & Signed' shipping methods offer compensation for loss and will need to be signed for on receipt.

The buyer is responsible for any Import Tax or customs Fees imposed .
Additional policies and FAQs
Alistir Wood Tait: Antique & Fine Jewellery are members of the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ). Alistir himself is a Member of the Institute of Registered Valuers (MIRV) and a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA), and also holds the Diamond Diploma of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (DGA).

More information

Last updated on 13 Apr, 2016
Seller details
VAT ID GB761929402