Post # 1
Ok so J my fiancee decided from the start he wanted titanium. So off I went to investigate, and its not a very common material for wedding rings, alot of jewelers try to talk you into gold. Personally I think titanium best suits my man, he works on computers and loves working on the car and he is nerdy, the idea of a titanium ring is “cool” to him. He also loves the look and how light it is.
His favourite colour is purple and we found this perfect wedding ring on etsy titatnium with purple inside but unfortunately the seller (who was very unresponsive and I thought had terrible customer service) does not ship outside of the united states and we are in Australia, where you can’t import jewelery. I was going to get the ring shipped to New Zealand, because we have family there and then have one of our family bring it over before the wedding.
🙁 I don’t know what to do now, that was the perfect ring and now I don’t know what to do. I feel so bad for him, he was so excited.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do?
Post # 3
do you have any family or close friends attending the wedding from the US? could the ring be shipped to them and then either shipped to you or brought over for the wedding?
Post # 4
Can you buy it online? Titanium is very common in the US and anodizing the titanium to create all kinds of different colors is common, also. Not a lot of jewelers necessarily sell them, though, because they are priced so low and they don’t make a lot of profit maybe?
So you can’t buy jewelry online in Australia? It has to come from an Australian website???
This one’s cool, if you could get it…: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44612893&ref=sr_list_5&&ga_search_query=purple+titanium&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&includes%5B%5D=tags&includes%5B%5D=title
Post # 5
@Lovebird724 we have no family coming to the wedding from America. (all from Australia and New Zealand). There are laws in Australia about jewelery – from the usps website “platinum, gold, and silver (manufactured or not); precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles are prohibited.”
@ ejs4y8 thats the ring he wants :(! but tbh, the seller won’t ship to australia and I found him to be quite rude and has bad feedback. My cousin has relatives in America so I did consider ordering the ring to be sent to america, then sent to new zealand (where you can send jewelery)and then brought into australia but it just seems like alot of work. I might have to keep this as my last option.
Post # 6
Hey Miss Geek!
This site has loads of men’s titanium’s rings with color (they’re shown with blue but you have the option of having it in purple) AND they ship to Australia! Yay!
Post # 7
you might just be able to talk to the seller and have them say that it is a car part or something… with a value of like 3 dollars. I’m sure they won’t even look in the box.
Post # 8
@ Miss Geek- I am also in Australia. My engagement ring came from the US and we had no trouble getting it shipped to Australia. I have also had plenty of antique jewellery shipped to me in the past and it has never been an issue. I have never had anyone lie on the customs slip about it either. Each article of jewellery I have had posted to me has clearly stated on the front of the package what it is and my items have never been stopped by customs.
Post # 9
My FI found his ring on http://www.titaniumkay.com/ and really likes it a lot. I honestly felt kind of bad that it was so cheap because mine was a lot more. I recommend checking them out,
Post # 10
I totally second Shannon’s suggestion! We used http://www.titaniumkay.com and are SO happy with it! The quality (and price) were great and the customer service and shipping were amazing. Highly recommended 🙂
Post # 11
Edit to my previous post – The price was cheap, the ring was actually of really good quality. He is super picky and I was worried it wasnt going to suit his needs once it arrived but he loves it. He is like a little kid with a Christmas present, he keeps trying to wear it lol I seriously had to hide it
Post # 12
Miss Geek Oh I wish I heard your dilemma one year ago! One of my best friends went to Australia for three weeks from outside Chicago Illinois. I wish you the best of luck, I know first hand to have your heart set on a perfect ring and not be able to attain it and then go to plan B.
Post # 13
Hi Miss Geek,
I am also in Australia and you are definately allowed to import jewellery into Australia!
Contact customs to double check the exact regulations, as a friend of mine imports jewellery from Asia. I definately wouldnt be listening to something on the USPS (united states postal service) website about what you can bring into Australia! And just an FYI, if you cant import something, then you also couldnt get someone to bring it in with them as they would get into pretty big trouble!
Good luck! I hope that helps!