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For Canadians & US Citizens Buying Jewelry For Canadians & US Citizens Buying Jewelry

For Canadians & US Citizens Buying Jewelry

 

 

Is there a dis-advantage buying jewelry in US$ or CAD$ ?

Here are some facts to consider!

All jewelers purchase their Gemstones, metal settings and jewelry on the international market in US$. The store selling in CAD$ will convert their cost and mark-up from US$ to CAD$ result is no big price difference.

The main difference in buying from a store in Canada, USA or any world Country is mark-up. How much does the seller need to pay rent & expenses and how much profit to take.

At Landeau we purchase our Gemstones on the world market but 95% of our metal settings are purchased in the USA as well as 70% of our finished jewelry.

Conclusion: when you see prices in US$ these would be the same only converted to CAD$.

Duties: Most jewelry purchases from Canada,USA and Mexico are part of the Free Trade Agreement which means little to no duties.

One Caveat: when the seller ships with carriers: DHL, Fedex,UPS, Puralator, etc. you will be charged duties. I always request to use the Postal System they will not rip-you off like carriers. The duties they charge in 90% of the time  do not exist, it really is an addition to shipping fees.