SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT CHANGING THE RING SIZE: If the ring you select is not the correct size we are more than likely able to re-size it. However, we look at each of these requests on an individual basis and many rings being antique need expert care when re-sizing. You are able to click 'change ring size' to email us for further information
Yes, we will happily put an item back for you for a 10% deposit. Please note that should you change your mind after December 1st you will forfeit your deposit. You are able to pay further amounts if you wish to reduce the final amount owing. We only forfeit the original 10% deposit and will repay any further amounts you pay off the balance
Most second hand and vintage items represent better value for money than new, the vat, for example, is only a small part of the overall part, in fact only on our profit, new items carry it at 20%. Gold coins carry no vat at all. Our selection stands the test of value, check elsewhere online or in your local store.
Your statutory rights are not affected, but we give you fourteen days to look at the item. If then you decide against it, just send it back to us by Royal Mail Special Delivery and once received we will send you a full refund. You will receive a returns note with your order, you simply send the item back. A full refund will follow, no quibble.
We can easily alter almost every ring we stock, we have our own goldsmith. However, if there is a lot of gold to be added, there can be an extra charge which we would advise, but in many cases, there is not a charge. Many customers worry about having a ring re-sized. Actually, it is for a trained goldsmith almost the easiest job he will perform. Every ring when made is, in fact, a flat piece of gold, when made into the shank it is joined together and soldered. When heated gently a small line appears to show where the ring was joined, and this is then the place the goldsmith will add or take a piece of gold to re-size. We will never re-size unless we are 100% certain it will not affect the ring, that we will guarantee. However, if we size a ring and you decide that you do not like it and return it to us, we will deduct a charge for the sizing, this can be up to £40.00 for 18ct gold, £20 for nine-carat gold unless agreed in advance.
Yes, all Vintage Tom items are supplied in a top quality gift box of faux leather with silk and velvet lined interior. We will also gift wrap it for you if you request this. We cannot send to an address different to where your card details are held.
We are happy to reserve items for six months. We will email you a layaway form which you complete. We require a 20% initial payment, and this is non-refundable. We then allow you six months to pay it off, six equal payments taken from your credit or debit card. We retain the item during this period. You may request at any time to change your mind but you will lose your initial deposit.
Yes, we have signed up with a large credit house AFFORD IT NOW. If the item you like is over £500 and not reduced, or not a commission sale for a customer (the SKU number always starts with P3) then we can set up an arrangement where you pay over 12 months interest-free, and you can have the item immediately.
We are a long established family jewellers and have been selling and valuing jewellery for many years, our business has been in Frome since 1899. Every piece of jewellery is checked. We are often asked why items are not hallmarked. Since 1973 they have to be, unless of course the ring is purchased from overseas. We will put assumed in some cases, but the items have been tested for purity. To hallmark items that are antique would spoil their authenticity and it is not a requirement. We can hallmark an item if asked, but this is not something we would advise. If you are unsure about this you should research online before purchase. Please note that our website will tell you if an item is hallmarked.
Some items may be pre-owned or second hand. If this is the case some items may be after 1973 and should therefore be hallmarked. However some rings may not be even then.As a disclaimer, any item not hallmarked regardless of age can only be 'presumed' as gold/platinum etc, as we cannot say without a hallmark if an item is definatly so as this may breach hallmark rules. However items are tested and if we say presumed we are accurate in this assumption. We take no reponsibility as your reading of this paragraph is your acceptance of the conditions should you purchase an item.