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Terms & Conditions

Definitions

(a) In these conditions "the Company" means Griffin London part of D J Griffin Ltd.

(b) 'The Customer' means the person who accepts a quotation from the company for the sale of goods or services or whose order for goods or services is accepted by the Company.

(c) The Website means the website at www.djgriffin.com and other domain properties.

General Summary

Minimum order value for goods supplied by post is £50.00 inc. VAT.

Payment for goods to be by major credit card or debit card. Cash or Cheque with a valid banker's card is also accepted allowing for clearance of such.

All postal sales must be paid for before dispatch of goods unless previously agreed in writing.

Browser means any person accessing and using this website by means of software products enabling Internet connection.

Payment

All prices quoted and invoiced by the Company are strictly nett.

Unless otherwise agreed in writing, payment for all goods sold or services performed by the Company to trade account holders shall be due within 30 days after dispatch of the goods by the Company or performance of the services. Individual customers will be required to pay in full prior to dispatch of the products or fulfilment of the services unless otherwise agreed. Payment is of the essence of the contract and the Company will be relieved of any obligation under the contract if payment is not made in accordance with the contract terms.

If any sum remains unpaid after the end of the month following that in which the goods or services to which it relates were dispatched or performed the customer shall pay a surcharge of £10 or 2.5% of the current selling price (whichever is greater) of the unpaid sum for each or part of the month during which it remains unpaid. Such amount will be cumulatively applied. The customer shall pay all legal and other costs incurred by the Company in recovering overdue sums from the customer. Such costs shall be due for payment immediately on invoice. Without prejudice to such other rights and remedies as it shall have the Company reserves the right, in the event of non-payment for goods sold or agreed to be sold by the Company to sue for the price thereof. The Company will make a search with a credit agency, which will keep a record of that search and will share the information with other businesses. The Company may also make enquiries about the individual/s with a credit reference agency.

Copyright

The website is owned and operated by The Company and all contents and designs are copyright of The Company and its suppliers or agents. Browsers using the site are permitted limited rights to view and print the contents for personal use only and are prohibited from copying or reproducing or reusing any of the contents or designs in any medium for any other purpose, but not exclusively for any commercial gain.

Discount

Any discount offered is strictly to be paid within the terms shown on the invoice.

Delivery

(a) The Company will use its best endeavours to comply with any delivery date or period agreed with the customer, but shall be under no liability for any delay in delivery caused or contributed to by any fire, accident, breakdown, industrial dispute, difficulty in obtaining materials, war, force majeure or any other occurrence or circumstances whatsoever beyond the control of the Company.

(b) Any quoted or agreed delivery shall run from the date on which the customer's order is accepted by the Company.

(c) If as the result of any occurrence mentioned in (a) above the Company shall be hindered or prevented from delivering all or any part of an order it may by written notice to the customer cancel the order or the undelivered balance thereof without any liability to the customer in respect of such cancellation.

(d) Any delay in delivery of goods which is excusable under this Condition shall be excused not withstanding that goods of the same description may be available from another source for purchase by the Company for supply to the customer.

Delivery of products ordered in-stock will normally be made within 7 working days within Europe. Out of stock items made in the UK will normally be delivered within 3 weeks. Items made abroad will normally be delivered with 4-6 weeks. Carriage costs will be charged at cost as indicated on the order and confirmed to the Customer with the order acknowledgement.

The Company will use its best endeavours to ensure timely delivery of all orders, but time of delivery will not be capable of being made of the essence of the contract as actual delivery to the Customer will be by independent carrier and outside the direct control of the Company.

Quotation / Prices

All prices shown unless stated are in £ sterling, are nett and do not include VAT, appropriate European Union tax, freight or insurance charges. The Company reserves the right to vary prices to reflect changes in price due to fluctuations in raw material costs, currency exchange rates and supplier charges without notice and the contract price will be the price quoted in the contract confirmation or invoice.

The Company shall be entitled to withdraw any quotation at any time prior to the Company's Acceptance of an order. Unless otherwise stated in the quotation, every quotation shall lapse unless accepted within 7 days from the date on which it was dispatched to the customer.

The Company establishes each day, by reference to the ruling market prices, standard selling prices for each metal according to the quantity and/or description of the metal or goods to be sold and the credit terms of sale. Unless otherwise agreed, goods are sold by the Company on the condition that the price for each metal contained therein shall be the Company's relevant standard selling price so established on the date of dispatch of the goods and all quoted prices for goods shall be subject to immediate payment by the customer.

Unless otherwise agreed in writing, any sum comprised included or referred to in the Company's quotation or acceptance of order (whether as a separate figure or otherwise) which represents a charge for anyone or more of the Company's manufacturing processes to be carried out to or in connection with the goods or services to which such quotation or acceptance of order relates may after formation of the contract be increased by the Company to take account of any increase in the cost of such processes whether arising from an increase in the cost of labour or raw material or otherwise subject however to such relevant legislation relating to prices as shall from time to time be in force.

Ownership

Legal title to all goods supplied is retained by the company, until such time as payment is made in full by the purchaser and said funds have cleared. It is the purchasers' responsibility to ensure the safe custody and insurance of goods until such time as the title of the goods passes to the purchaser.

Quality / Performances

(a) The Company warrants that any goods sold or supplied hereunder:
(i) shall be free from defects in workmanship or material
(ii) shall conform to any written specification expressly agreed by the Company to apply thereto, and
(iii) shall, in the case of precious metal, conform to the usual purities accepted by the trade as standard. Each article will carry a UK Hallmark.

(b) Except as expressly provided by (a) above, all conditions and warranties, express or implied, as to the quality of any goods sold or their fitness for any particular purpose or their performance capability or otherwise and whether arising by law, custom or any course of dealing are hereby excluded and the Company shall be under no liability whatsoever in respect of any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered or incurred by the customer as a result of or in connection with the sale or supply of any goods or the performance of any service by the Company even if suffered or incurred in consequence of the negligence of the Company or its servants, agents or sub-contractors.

(c) Tolerance on Weights and Dimensions:
(i) Where the customer has not specified otherwise, a tolerance of + or - 5% of the specified weight/dimension shall be applied.

(d) Uncertificated Diamond grades and colours are approximate and may vary by plus or minus 10% and two colours up or down. Any stated diamond colour and purity where a GIA, HRD or IIDGR certificate is not accompanied with the diamond, is of our opinion.

Liability

To the maximum extent permissible in law, the Company excludes all liability for any loss or consequential loss however incurred by the Customer, arising from any action or omission or failure by the Company in connection with the contract.

In any event the maximum liability of the Company will be not more than the purchase price of the products or services under the contract, should the contract be cancelled for any reason.

Images

All images on this website are representative of the article. Items may vary in size, scale, dimension and design.

Warranty

The Company warrants that all products and services supplied will be of suitable quality and fit for their designed purpose. Exceptionally however, any discounted or sale products will be sold as is and are specifically excluded from this guarantee. No guarantee is offered where products are used for purposes other than that for which they were designed. This warranty is in addition to, and does not affect, your statutory rights.

Returns

In the unlikely event of products being faulty or of sub-standard quality, please report such problem immediately to the Company using the enquiry form or contact details on the website. Once agreed, such faulty products should be returned to the company in the original packaging and agreed way. The cost of replacement will be met fully by the Company. The cost of shipping will not be refunded.

Damages

The Company's liability if any (whether in contract or in tort and including any liability involving negligence) shall in no circumstances exceed the price actually received by the Company for the goods or services in relation to which such liability shall have arisen provided as follows:
(i) in the case of goods which are defective or at variance with specification the Company may at its option discharge such liability by repairing or replacing the goods free of charge.
(ii) The Company shall before replacing any goods under (i) above be entitled to the return of the goods which shall thereupon become the property of the Company.
(iii) The Company shall not in any circumstances by liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage or loss of profit.
(iv) the Company shall be discharged from all liability in respect of goods which are defective or at variance with specification unless written notice of the defect or variance from specification shall be given to the Company within 7 days after delivery of the goods to the customer.
(v) All quotes generated via the Company's web site are approximate and do not form part of any contract to supply. All internet orders are subject to price and weight fluctuations and are given as a guide only. Retention of Title Not withstanding delivery and the passing of risk in goods delivered to the Customer, or any other provisions of these terms and conditions, legal title in the goods supplied to the Customer by the Company ("Goods") shall not pass to the Customer until the Company has received in cash or cleared funds payment in full of the price of the Goods and all other goods agreed to be sold by the Company to the Customer for which payment is then due. Until such time as title in the Goods pass to the Customer, the Customer shall hold the Goods as the Company's fiduciary agent and bailee and shall keep the Goods separate from those of the Customer and third parties and properly stored protected and insured and identified as the Company's property but the Customer may resell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of business. Until such time as title in the Goods passes to the Customer (and provided the Goods are still in existence and have not been resold), the Company may at any time require the Customer to deliver up the Goods to the Company and, if the Customer fails to do so, forthwith, may enter on any premises of the Customer or any third party where the Goods are stored to repossess the Goods. The Customer shall not be entitled to pledge or in any way charge by way of security for any indebtedness any of the Goods which remain the property of the Company, but if the Customer does so all monies owing by the Customer to the Company shall (without limiting any other right or remedy of the Company) forthwith become due and payable.

Set-off

(a) The Company may at any time without notice to the customer set-off any liability of the customer to the Company against any liability of the Company to the customer whether the liability of the customer or the Company shall be actual or contingent primary or collateral or joint or several and whether expresses as a liability to pay money or a liability to deliver or transfer metal (other than metal appropriated to the customer).

(b) For the purpose of setting off a liability to pay money against a liability to deliver or transfer metal or a liability to deliver or transfer metal of one kind against a liability to deliver or transfer metal to another kind, the Company may at any time without notice to the customer convert any liability of the Company or the customer to deliver or transfer metal into a liability to pay the market value of the metal in pounds sterling as at the date when the Company elects to make such conversion.

Suspension / Cancellation

(a) Without prejudice to any other available remedy the Company may, if the customer is in default in making any payment due to the Company (whether under the same contract or otherwise) or to any other wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company suspend further transfer or delivery of goods or performance of services so long as such default continues or at its option, cancel any outstanding order or the undelivered balance thereof, without any liability to the customer in respect of such suspension or cancellation, and the customer shall indemnify the Company against any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered or incurred by reason of such suspension or cancellation, including but not limited to precious metal leasing costs based on daily market rates and inventory storage costs. Payment for such loss, damage, liability or expense shall be due within 48 hours of date of invoice for same. (b) The customer shall not be entitled to cancel any order placed with the Company or to require the Company to suspend or defer any delivery to the customer under any such order except with the written consent of the Company and upon such terms as the Company shall attach to such consent. No Assignment No contract entered into by the customer with the Company and no liability of the Company to transfer or deliver metal to the customer shall be assigned by the customer without the written consent of the Company which the Company may give or withhold in its absolute discretion. Property / Risk / Transit (a) All goods sold by the Company shall remain the property of the Company until payment of the price in full.

(b) The goods shall be at the sole risk of the customer from the time at which they are delivered to the customer or carrier at the agreed place of delivery (whether the carriage is arranged or paid for by the Company or the customer). Unless otherwise agreed in writing the agreed place of delivery shall be deemed to be the premises of the Company.

(c) The Company shall not in any circumstances be liable for loss or damage to goods in transit to the customer unless:
(i) the Company has agreed to deliver the goods at a place other than the premises of the Company and the loss or damage occurs before the goods arrive as such place and:
(ii) any damage or shortage is reported in writing to the Company and the carrier within seven days after delivery; and
(iii) in the case of a total loss the customer gives written notice to the Company of the non arrival of the goods within a reasonable period (not exceeding two weeks) after receipt of the company's invoice.

(d) Goods sold by the Company and returned by the customer to the Company shall be at the sole risk of the customer until such goods shall have come into custody of the Company at the premises of the Company where (having regard to the nature of the goods and the reason for their return) the goods will be unpacked and or inspected. This paragraph shall apply notwithstanding that the goods shall come into the possession or custody of the Company at some earlier time, whether by collection or otherwise. Tools Unless otherwise agreed by the Company in writing, all tools, dies, patterns and other items made by the Company for the execution of the customer's orders shall remain the property of the Company notwithstanding any charge made to the customer in respect thereof. Patents To the best of the Company's knowledge goods sold to the customer will not infringe any patent, trade mark, registered design or copyright of any third party but the Company shall in no circumstance be liable to the customer in respect of any such infringement.

Force Majeure

In the event of circumstances outside the Company's control affecting the performance of the contract, the Company will be entitled to notify the Customer and revise or cancel the contract to reflect the changed circumstances and the Customer will accept such changes.

Copyright

All documents, drawings, photographs, patterns, rubber moulds and samples supplied by D J Griffin Ltd., remain our property and as such not be used, given, loaned or sold without the express permission of the Company, in writing.

All images are for illustration purposes only and may vary from the actual article. The purchaser may not assign these terms of business or any right or obligations contained in them, without the express consent of D J Griffin Ltd., in writing.

Notices

All communications in connection with the contract will be deemed to have been served if sent by ordinary mail to the Customers postal address or by email to the Customers email address, as notified to the Company by the Customer.

Communications to the Company should be addressed to D J GRIFFIN LTD, LONDON DIAMOND BOURSE, 100 HATTON GARDEN, LONDON EC1N 8NX. By email to sales@djgriffin.com or contact by telephone at +44 (0)20 7965 7115

General

(a)Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the customer shall be bound to accept over-runs or under-runs not exceeding five per cent of the quantity ordered.

(b)Unless otherwise agreed in writing, goods are sold to manufacturing tolerances customarily accepted in the trade. Proper Law Unless otherwise agreed in writing, any contract between the Company and the customer shall be governed by English law.

Access to this website is restricted to those registered and granted a password. Any unauthorised third-party activity will result in you being blocked and any prices withdrawn. We reserve the right to pursue compensation in the courts of law.

KEEP DIAMONDS FREE OF CONFLICT

The diamonds herein invoiced are exclusively of natural origin, untreated and have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict in compliance with United Nations resolutions. The seller hereby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these diamonds.Gemstones and Organic substances are often treated by artificial means to improve their colour and appearance by methods other than cutting and polishing. To the best of our knowledge the description of all goods sold by us conform to the rules laid down in the C.I.B.J.O. blue book (available from trade associations or for inspection at our offices).