TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This website is operated by GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd.
Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd. offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions policies and notices stated here.
By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions
(“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink.
These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.
Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service.
If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services.
If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.
Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.
1. ONLINE STORE TERMS
By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.
2. GENERAL CONDITIONS
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred un-encrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.
The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.
3. ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION
We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary more accurate, more complete or timelier sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.
This site may contain certain historical information.
Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only.
We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.
4. MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES
Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.
We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
5. PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website.
We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colours and images of our products that appear at the store.
We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any colour will be accurate.
We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction.
We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer.
All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.
We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.
6. ACCURACY OF BILLING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION
We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us.
We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address.
In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made.
We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgement, appear to be placed by dealers, re-sellers or distributors.
You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store.
You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.
7. OPTIONAL TOOLS
We may not provide you with access to third-party tools over which we monitor nor has any neither control nor input.
You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools “as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever Arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.
Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).
We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources).
Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.
8. THIRD-PARTY LINKS
Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.
Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials products, or services of third-parties.
We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.
9. USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS
If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, ‘comments’) you agree that we may, at any time without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.
We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive threatening, libellous defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right.
You further agree that your comments will not contain libellous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website.
You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no Liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.
10. PERSONAL INFORMATION
11. ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS
Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any
Time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation pricing information except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.
12. PROHIBITED USES
In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.
13. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.
We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.
You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.
You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability title, and non-infringement.
In no case shall GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd. our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence) strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd. and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.
In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.
These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site.
If in our sole judgement you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).
17. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.
18. GOVERNING LAW
These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa
19. CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE
You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website.
It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.
This service is currently SUSPENDED.
The Lay-by option will resume as soon as the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic has stabilized.
Below you can read the terms of the Lay-by option:
You can lay-by purchases any item and spread the payment over a period of 6 (six) months.
To establish a lay-by, you must pay a 10% deposit.
Lay-bys are available for up to 6 (six) months, payments can be made online at the checkout point or directly into our office.
You can collect (or have it delivered) your purchases 7 days (working – days) after you have paid in full for the lay-by.
Lay-bys may be cancelled by you at any time during the term, in which case you will be entitled to a refund of the amount you have paid.
Refunds for lay-by payments will be made using the original payment method only.
It is your responsibility to make the regular lay-by repayments.
Failure to make payments when they are due or collect lay-bys by the due date will be treated as cancellation of the lay-by.
GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd is not required to contact you before cancelling a lay-by for non-payment.
If your lay-by is cancelled, you will be entitled to a refund of the amount you have paid.
GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd are entitled to charge a reasonable termination fee for cancellation of Lay-By agreements.
The cancellation fees applicable to your agreement are 15% of the total amount already paid.
The manufacturing process of your order will be started immediately after receiving the last payment, and can be collected or delivered 7 days (working days) after the last payment.
During the manufacturing process no alterations can be made to your original order, and item cannot be returned or refunded (21. Return & Refund Policy).
Lay-by is not available on clearance and discontinued products, pre-paid cards and vouchers and in any discounted promotional offer.
21. RETURN & REFUND POLICY
Due to the nature of our business and the fact that all designs are crafted to order and according to your requested specifications, purchased items cannot be returned and money cannot be refunded. Section 20 of the Consumer Protection Act (Act No. 68 of 2008) provides for special circumstances under which goods cannot be returned. These circumstances apply to hand-made and customized goods such as tailored clothing, custom-cut curtains or carpets, personalized gadgets, or jewellery made to order. While your item cannot be returned for the refund we will do our best to accommodate your modification or repair and in accordance with our Lifetime Warranty.
22. VALUATION CERTIFICATE UPGRADE
To keep up to date with changes in the Jewellery market you need to have your items valued at least every 2 years, this service is NOT FREE and the amount of R: 350 will be charged to renew the valuation certificate.
Note: Under request of the insurance companies in order to renew the valuation certificates, the original ring or “rings’ must be presented with a copy of the valuation certificate in our office.
23. NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
When you pay a deposit you are paying in part for a product (or service). Paying a deposit shows that you intend to buy the item and it means you are entering into a contract with GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd. There may or may not be a contract in writing, but doing it verbally still means a contract is in place, meaning there are obligations on both you and the business.
These nonrefundable deposits make sure that the supplier and the buyer are quite clear about the transactions. Along with the name of the buyer, seller, and the dates and amount the non-refundable payment receipt acknowledges that if the remaining payment is not paid at the right time (5 working days from the collection order notification) GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd, is allowed to keep the deposit amount, as a form of reimbursement for manufacturing expenses and loss of income.
Payments made by EFT must be reflected in our account before being released.
24. LIFETIME WARRANTY
Our products are warranted to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship, for the lifetime of the product.
This warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, improper care, improper use, negligence, normal wear and tear, or the natural breakdown of colors and materials over extended time and use.
If we determine that the damage is not caused by a manufacturing defect, then we will notify you and let you know if repair services are available at cost or otherwise.
GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd will not be held responsible for lost of the main diamond.
We recommend having your diamond ring cleaned and inspected every twelve months or if it undergoes any potential trauma.
Inspections may help prevent the loss of a stone and extend the life of your ring.
This cleaning and inspection service is free of charge every 12 months.
All platinum rings can be resized , but due to the complexity of the platinum work, resize will be subject to a fee.
We therefore recommend that you check the size of your finger before proceeding with your order.
However, the annual restoration of the platinum rings remains free.
The foregoing manufacturer warranty and complimentary services are available only to the person who purchased the covered product from GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd.
Maintenance, repair, sizing or other service performed by someone other than GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd will void your manufacturer warranty.
Important Note: Every customer who has purchased one of our rings can access the annual restoration and repair service for free (CLICK HERE FOR YOUR BOOKING). All purchases made outside the Johannesburg area must be shipped at the client’s expense, and we will arrange the free annual restoration or any repairs and resize.
The free inspection and restoration service is ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY and must be done every 12 months in order to maintain the lifetime warranty, and in NO CASE can it be postponed.
At the expiry of the 12 months (only 15 days delay are allowed) each ring (s) must be regularly inspected and restored.
Failure or delay in the annual restoration will result in the cancellation of the Lifetime Warranty.
In case of cancellation of the Lifetime Warranty, we will still be able to assist you in the repair, cleaning and other services for your ring (s), a fee will be applied.
If you are unable to carry out the free annual inspection and restoration service, due to sickness or other reasons, you can delegate one of your friends, acquaintance or a member of your family.
You can book the service in your name and send us the ring (s) with the person delegated by you, accompanied by a copy of your invoice.
GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd, is not responsible for any loss, damage, or other negligence caused by the person delegated by you.
GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd, does not send any notification for the expiration of the 12 months.
Please take note of the delivery (or collection) date of your ring (s) to remind to book your annual service plan.
Use your invoice number that will serve to authenticate your purchase.
All repairs and restorations are normally carried on the same day.
The lifetime warranty CANNOT be applied to promotional products or complementary gifts.
Free Engraving Service: If you request the FREE engraving service and need to resize your ring, you will be charge for the new engraving. The engraving price is fixed at R: 280 p/ring.
The lifetime warranty service has been a totally free service for many years now, which has assisted our customers with total free annual assistance, repairs, cleaning, resizing and more.
However GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd, can decide at any time to suspend the service for reasons of:
- CLOSURE OR SALE OF BUSINESS.
- RELOCATION TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY.
- BANKRUPTCY OR LIQUIDATION OF BUSINESS.
- CLOSURE OF BUSINESS FOR RETIREMENT.
25. TAX /DUTY FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE SOUTH AFRICA
GC Manufacturing Jewellery (Pty) Ltd offers the possibility to buy from other countries other than South Africa.
However, it is possible that you will be asked to pay taxes and duties on arrival of parcel in your country.
Each country applies different rates of Duty & VAT.
The cost will be applied based on the value of your invoice.
All orders are insured by GC Manufacturing Jewelery (Pty) Lty.