Why should we buy our diamond from Monroe Yorke Diamonds?
Monroe Yore Diamonds is one of Australia's leading and most trusted diamond dealers. MY Diamonds Pty Ltd, is a proprietary company registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). You can view our registration status at the ASIC website
We also offer our clients one of the most eclectic collections of diamonds and diamond jewellery in the market today. We are also fortunate to work with Australian jewellery and diamond artisans, who have years of experience, ensuring that the jewellery you buy from Monroe Yorke Diamonds, is of the very highest quality.
Is it safe to buy diamonds online?
It is extremely safe to purchase your diamonds and jewellery online. Monroe Yorke Diamonds is a respected and trusted diamond merchant. We have carefully considered the processes that you, as a client, will be involved in when you wish to purchase your chosen jewellery. Our online purchasing policies are rigorous, to ensure that the online buying experience is completely safe, and that your transactions are 100% secure. You also have the surety of the Monroe Yorke Diamonds 100% 14 day Money Back Guarantee, showing that we have complete confidence in every piece in our showroom.
We recommend that you read all of the articles on the Monroe Yorke Diamonds' website, www.mydiamonds.com.au/articles.aspx. If there is anything you are unsure about, please don't hesitate to contact us at any time. You are also welcome to make a no obligation appointment with us, pre purchase, so that we can assure you about your purchasing journey and educate you with regard to your diamond.
Here are some safety points for Australian clients.
Ask for the vendor's Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN). These numbers can be checked at ASIC's National Names Index and ABN Lookup. All reputable businesses display this number on their site and on all documents.
The MY Diamonds ABN is ABN 69 120 678346.
Read the return policy of the diamond merchant carefully.
Diamonds of 0.50 carats must be accompanied with a Diamond Laboratory Certificate from a totally independent and respected Diamond Laboratory.
A Valuation Certificate states the dollar value and is not a Diamond Laboratory Certificate. It is advisable not to purchase a diamond or any jewellery based on the valuation amount as it could be inflated.
For added protection when making your diamond purchase, payment to Australian businesses can be made by using credit cards, such as American Express, BankCard, Diners, Master Card or Visa. These companies have specific agreements with diamond merchants selling by mail order, online, or by telephone. Many companies sell items sight unseen to clients and you have the highest protection when purchasing from Monroe Yorke Diamonds.
I want to have my piece of diamond jewellery custom made. Can Monroe Yorke Diamonds do this for me?
Monroe Yorke Diamonds will be delighted to guide you through the exciting journey of having your piece of diamond jewellery uniquely custom made for you. Our master jewellers and artisan designers are available to help you create the engagement ring or other jewellery of your dreams. Please call 1300 66 55 20, and our Diamond Consultants will guide you.
How can I be assured that the diamond I have chosen and paid for will be the one I receive?
All of the diamonds that Monroe Yorke Diamonds sell, either loose diamonds, or in jewellery are fully certified by GIA or other laboratories. Each diamond is given either a Diamond Grading Report or Dossier, which includes the "4Cs" (Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat Weight) and the identifying characteristics and proportional details of your chosen diamond. The certificate number is also laser inscribed on the girdle of the diamond.
Each diamond, and all diamond jewellery purchased from Monroe Yorke Diamonds is checked against its certificate, and is accompanied by an independent jewellery valuation. NO extra fee is charged for independent valuations.
How can I find my ring size?
You can download and cut out the ring size tool here. Alternatively, call Monroe Yorke Diamonds on 1300 66 55 20 and we will help you purchase your ring with ease.
Are diamond prices negotiable?
All of our diamonds are offered to our clients at the most competitive prices, so are not negotiable.
After I have made my purchase, how long before I receive my chosen piece of diamond jewellery?
Once we have a confirmed receipt of funds (i.e bank clearance) allow 10 – 15 working days for delivery. Evey piece of jewellery is custom made by our Master Jewellers to your specific requirements.
Why do diamond prices differ from one day to the next?
The diamond prices quoted on the website are updated every 5 hours. They fluctuate at the current US dollar value (diamonds are traded in US dollars worldwide).
Do you offer a cash discount on purchases?
Unfortunately, no. The price listed on our website www.mydiamonds.com.au, is for a cash purchase.
Does Monroe Yorke Diamonds provide warranties on their diamonds and jewellery?
Monroe Yorke Diamonds offers all clients a 14 day 100% Money Back Guarantee on all items purchased from www.mydiamonds.com.au. If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase you can contact our helpline and speak with one of our professional diamond specialists.
We guarantee that our products will leave our workshop without damage or any fault in craftsmanship. We do not provide guarantees for any wear and tear or misuse after 30 days. Please note that custom made jewellery has a no return policy. Monroe Yorke Diamonds has never had an unsatisfied customer.
How do I make a return if I need to?
If you wish to return an item for any reason, please contact us first by email or telephone 1300 66 55 20. We will then send return delivery instructions to you. We ask that you return the product in its original condition with its certification, along with the invoice and packaging within 14 days of the delivery date. Please refer to the Monroe Yorke Diamonds 14 Day Return/Refund Policy.
Are GST, shipping, insurance and delivery charges included in the quoted price?
We provide free overnight shipping on all orders within Australia, regardless of the amount of the order. In addition to free shipping, our items are securely packaged and fully insured while in transit to your home or office.
Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)
The TRS enables you to claim a refund, subject to certain conditions, of the goods and services (GST) that you pay on goods you purchase in Australia. The conditions are as follows:
- applicable only to goods taken as hand luggage on departure from Australia.
- must be claimed within 30 days of purchase.
- only refundable on goods costing $300 or more, purchased at the same store.
- must have original receipt.
For your protection Monroe Yorke Diamonds always:
- insures all items for their full value.
- uses Express Post Platinum Service, StarTrack and FedEx services for the fastest and safest delivery of high value packages.
- requires that all deliveries must be made to a physical business or home address only.
- disallows delivery to PO Box addresses (please contact us for delivery to PO Box addresses).
- requires an adult to sign for the package on delivery.
Alternate Shipping Addresses
At the time your order is placed, we will collect your billing and shipping information. For your own protection we suggest that any credit card order be shipped to a valid address on file with the credit card company, although alternate addresses are acceptable. We can also arrange...(link to Shipping and Delivery)
When I receive my engagement ring or diamond, how will Monroe Yorke Diamonds have packaged it?
Your ring will be presented inside a box with either a wooden presentation box inside (diamond) or a wooden ring box, and a free polishing cloth (with our compliments). The box will be tied with a Monroe Yorke Diamonds embossed ribbon and placed in a gift bag. The invoice and original diamond certificate are also included.
Will I receive the original diamond certificate with my diamond?
Yes. Diamonds are always kept with their original certificates.
Are the diamonds or jewellery I purchase, insured?
We insure your diamond until you take delivery of it and sign for it yourself (or previously authorised person).
What if I want to keep the purchase a surprise?
When making your purchase, contact our Diamond Consultants who will make arrangements to ensure that your surprise is kept intact. Your client file will be updated to ensure that the special instruction is adhered to.
I live outside of Australia. Can I still purchase my diamonds from you?
Can my diamond be laser inscribed?
A laser inscription service is available for an additional charge. Please speak to your Diamond Consultant regarding the message you desire. Laser inscriptions chosen by the client other than the certificate number will render the diamond non-returnable.
Can I view the diamond before it is set in a ring?
You are welcome to make an appointment with your personal Diamond Consultant to view your diamond at our showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.
Can you resize my ring?
All rings and metals can be resized at a cost of $80 - $129, apart from a two tone ring, which would have to be examined by a jeweller to ensure a satisfactory result.
Do you sell fancy coloured diamonds?
These diamonds are rare and can be supplied for specific orders. Coloured diamonds are popular in certain markets. Please discuss your requirements with your Diamond Consultant. There is no return policy on fancy coloured diamonds, as they are sourced to order.
Does Monroe Yorke Diamonds sell uncertified diamonds?
Diamonds up to 0.50 carats are generally uncertified. Diamonds over 0.50 carats are always certified. Selected diamonds up to 0.30 carats are certified.
Can you deliver to an address other than my billing address?
Yes. Please inform the Diamond Consultant that you wish to make alternative arrangements for delivery. You will receive the courier dispatch and tracking number details for the delivery.
What is the best way to contact you?
You can reach us either by telephone, 1300 66 55 20 which will take you through to one of our Diamond Consultants, or you can reach us via email at our website, by using our easy to fill form, or by fax at 1300 766 309.
Where can I learn more about diamonds and how to purchase them safely?
Monroe Yorke Diamonds has a comprehensive series of articles on the website, which will give you lots of information about diamonds. It covers the history, where they come from, types of diamond cuts, how to buy your diamond safely online and much more. This is your first port of call, and we recommend that you read all of the articles to familiarise yourself with the exciting world of diamonds.
If there is anything you wish to know that we have not covered in the articles, call one of our professional Diamond Specialists at Monroe Yorke Diamonds on 1300 66 55 20.
How long does it take for a diamond specialist to get back to me when I submit a request online?
If you submit your request during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, you should receive a response within a few hours. If your request is received out of business hours, our specialist will contact you immediately, on the next business day.
Our telephone lines are of course open during business hours and this is the fastest way to speak with one of our specialists.
What are the standard metals used in Australia in jewellery making?
In Australia we use Platinum, 9k and 18k white and yellow gold. 14K and 10K are used for the American market.
What is a master jeweller?
At Monroe Yorke Diamonds we use master jewellers to design and craft all of our jewellery, so you can be assured that when you purchase your diamond, you will be receiving diamond jewellery of the very highest quality. Our head master craftsman has been designing and making jewellery for over 25 years and has made some of the most exquisite jewellery in the world. Trained in Belgium, he has the experience and knowledge to ensure that our customers are always delighted with their pieces and that his craftsmanship will be passed onto to our other master jewellers
Many diamond merchants do not use master jewellers, and choose instead to purchase imported pre made designs to sell onto you. At Monroe Yorke Diamonds, we are proud to say that our diamond jewellery is unique.
Why is it important to have an independent valuation carried out on my diamond/jewellery?
- diamond/gem identification
- metal test
- quality analysis
- size analysis
- manufacture method
- setting type quality
- details description
For insurance purposes:
The majority of insurance companies require you to have a valuation certificate for our jewellery, in order to compensate you correctly in the event of loss. It also acts as a proof of ownership. The valuation certificate will be issued in your name. Please see the article on the Monroe Yorke Diamonds site www.mydiamonds.com.au regarding Valuation Reports.
Does Monroe Yorke Diamonds offer payment plans?
Monroe Yorke Diamonds offers a three month lay-by plan, whereby you can pay for your chosen diamond or engagement ring over a period of three months and take delivery after that period.
What kind of service can I expect from Monroe Yorke Diamonds?
At Monroe Yorke Diamonds, our aim is to ensure that all of our clients are happy before, during and after their diamond purchase. Our customer service is second to none. We are always available to answer any concerns, and we are confident that the quality and workmanship of our designs, our customer service and our satisfaction policy, will guarantee that you are delighted.