(Closed) Ordering band and moissy from the States to be sent to UK – help please!

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine wasn’t Mossy, but it was from the states, they added VAT plus any other tax needed once we got to checkout, so it was all included, mine was from Blue Nile and we got the band and diamond as a whole…. not sure if that helps or not

Post # 5
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2023

Mine wasn’t from that site, but I did get it sent from America. We weren’t charged any import tax on it when it arrived. 

I think just go for it – my only advice would be to make sure you absolutely have the sizing right when you order. My fiance was sent about 7 rings, one after the other, before we got one that was the right size. It was a total pain, and that was just sending them to and from a seller in the UK. I can’t imagine the stress of having to send back and forth between the US and the UK!

Post # 6
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We Ordered a loose moissy stone from moissanite co and didn’t incur any import duty or tax.  I think on their website they mention that they label it as costume jewellery in order to avoid the tax- don’t know how this affects insurance if it got lost. We where going to order a band from James Allen but that would have meant paying crazy tax so it worked out cheaper for us to get one made here.


ps we got a forever brilliant moissy and its stunning and seriously white!

Post # 7
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Moissyco is the way forward- they mark parcels $100 so I got a necklace from them as a ‘tester’ purchase and I did get charged tax/VAT on it but only on the marked $100 amount.


At most with Fed Ex fee it was less than £20, so you’ll be fine- it still works out way cheaper than gettting anythinng in the UK. (London Bee)

Not sure about MDC though. Have you looked at the moco bands? or you can get real diamonds by upgrading the Ashadiamonds ones (same company)

Good luck!


Post # 9
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@vegandodo:  YAAAY


I would say maybe ask as a favour to do what Moco does, they mark $100 ‘for security reasons’ and the purchase as costume jewellery. You may find it gets through Customs on the VAT front that way, just make sure they certainly do not mark the full price and fine jewellery… 20% of a grand is quite a bit… for example 😉

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