Another year, gone like that. It’s already time to start finalising your online orders with us, to ensure that they will arrive in time for Christmas.
Obviously, this year a lot has happened, and we’re still dealing with the worldwide COVID pandemic. Luckily for us in Australia, it hasn’t really affected our postage times drastically within the country (and we send Express Post every time).
International orders, we have upgraded all orders (since the beginning of COVID) to Express International, however, there are still delays being experienced. With orders over AU$1,000 ex GST, we are happy to upgrade to DHL International Courier for you up till Christmas, which means you will get your delivery relatively fast, and secure.
Please see below recommended deadlines for Domestic (within Australia) and International orders in order for you to receive your order in time.
We send out our domestic orders within Australia via Australia Post insured Express Post (signature required). Anytime between now (Nov 3rd) and Dec 18th will get there in time for you. East Coast Metro areas we can push that to Dec 22nd.
For International Orders, Express insured airmail takes up to 10 business days (not including any weather delays), so you would need to get your order in by Wednesday Dec 10th.
For DHL International Courier, which take 3 to 5 business days, deadline would be Wednesday Dec 16th, 11am (AEDST)*, and will incur an AU$50 charge.
*DHL takes an extra day to process and pick up, due to Opals Down Under classed in a Regional area, not Metro.
For those wanting custom/hand-made settings in time for Christmas, custom settings take 3 to 5 weeks to complete*, so for International Custom orders, Wednesday 11th of Nov would be the safest date to finalise these, and for Domestic Custom orders, Thursday 19th of Nov will be the deadline.
*This depends on the jeweller we use/setting you desire – some settings require extra time due to the work involved.
Final list of deadlines –
Express post Dec 18th and Dec 22nd.
Custom settings – need to be finalised by Nov 19th to allow for setting times.
Express insured airmail – Dec 10th
EMS (AU$40 extra) – Dec 16th, 11am (AEDST)
Custom settings – need to be finalised by Nov 11th (Int) and Nov 19th (Domestic) to allow for setting times.Wow, this year has gone fast! It’s already time to start finalising your online orders with us, to ensure that they will arrive in time for Christmas.