How to send precious and semi-precious stones and metals overseas
Individual shippers and jewellery businesses both look for ways to ship precious metals and stones by courier and know that their valuable pieces will arrive at its destination safely. At Eurosender, we know that sending items of such high value can be worrisome, which is why we strongly recommend learning how to prepare precious metals and stones and book your shipping. This way, not only will you save time and money when shipping precious metals internationally, but you can rest assured, your diamonds, pearls, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, gold, silver, or bullion will arrive in the shortest time possible.
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Shipping precious metals internationally
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How to prepare precious metals and stones for shipping
Whether you’re shipping uncut stones such as diamonds, pearls or rubies, or precious metals such as gold and silver, you should prepare it properly to avoid damage during transport. Here are some tips to ensure you prepare your shipment of precious metals and stones properly.
- Use special jewellery boxes to pack diamonds, pearls, rubies, sapphires, emeralds or any gold or silver jewellery for shipping. This way your pieces will fit snug inside the package and won’t move so much during transport.
- If you cannot use a jewellery box find a small, appropriately-sized box and fill with plenty of foam cushioning.
- Use bubble wrap to protect gold, silver or platinum bullion bars for shipping, and if you are sending multiple stones.
- Fill any extra space with cushioning, tissue paper or packing peanuts and shake the package gently make sure items cannot move.
- Seal with tape and label ‘Fragile’ to minimise the risk of mishandling during transport.
Other things to consider when sending precious metals internationally and domestically
- Keep the original packaging and certificate with the item – in case customs needs to check the item.
- Never write ‘Jewellery’ on the package description – to minimise the chances of theft during transport.
- Choose the shipping method with the shortest transit time, or request an individual offer for specialised transport of precious metals and stones.
- Please be aware that items of high-value are not covered by standard insurance, and individuals choose to send them at their own risk.
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Frequently asked questions about shipping precious metals and stones
Is it legal to ship precious metals and stones?
When sending gold, silver, platinum, bullion, diamonds, pearls, rubies, sapphires, emeralds or any other precious metal or stones internationally, regulations largely depend on the destination and the agreement between the two countries, so you should check this carefully with their customs authority. When sending precious metals and stones by courier, most consider these as valuable or fragile items, and thus, individuals choose to do so at their own risk.
How do people send jewellery with precious metals and stones in the mail?
Many people choose to ship their precious metals and stones along with jewellery in the mail. If it is packed in a small box, it is quite easy to pack these with clothing and other items. If you do choose to send your precious metals with standard service along with other personal items, please be aware that insurance may not apply and it is, therefore, your responsibility to ensure your items are packed correctly.
Is insurance included when shipping precious metals and stones?
As precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, bullion, and precious stones such as diamonds, pearls, rubies, sapphires are considered valuable items with most courier companies, insurance does not apply when sending these with a standard service.
Instead, we recommend contacting our experts before deciding to send precious and semi-precious metals and stones abroad, to discuss the best option for your shipment and insurance options. Our team of experts will prepare an individual offer in the shortest time possible.
Can I track my precious metal shipment?
Please take into consideration our guidelines for sending precious metals and stones internationally. Eurosender does not encourage individuals to send valuable items, therefore, individuals do so at their own risk and liability for any damage or loss.