Frequently Asked Questions
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. We also accept PayPal for online orders.
Can I pay using my gift card?
Gift cards cannot be redeemed online, only in store.
How do I know my purchase is confirmed?
After you confirm your purchase in the Checkout process, an e-mailed Purchase Confirmation will be sent to you shortly thereafter showing a summary of your order. This is confirmation that your order is confirmed and that your purchase is being processed.
How do I know the status of my order?
When your order is ready to be shipped, a shipment tracking number will be e-mailed to you. You can use this e-mail to track the status of your order throughout the shipping process.
Are all of your items online found in store?
Nearly all of our items that we carry online are found in store. However, availability may depend by store location. Please call your local store to find out if the item you want is carried in-store.
How do I cancel my online order?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide them with your order number and name for cancellation.
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping to Canada: All purchases $149 and up (before tax) and shipped within Canada are free of charge. All purchases below $149 (before tax) and shipped within Canada are subject to a flat rate $20 shipping charge. For security, orders over $750 will be forwarded to a designated post office for pick up. If this occurs, you will receive an email and a “Delivery Notice Card” with further pick-up instructions.
Shipping to the United States: All purchases $199 and up (before tax) and shipped within the USA are free of charge (excluding AK and HI). Shipments to AK and HI, as well as all purchases below $199 (before tax) subject to a flat rate $30 shipping charge.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?
Delivery times may vary depending on location. Please allow approximately 5 to 10 business days for shipments within Canada. For shipments to the U.S., please allow approximately 8 to 15 business days. Shipments to remote areas may take an additional 3 to 5 business days.
Can I purchase online and pick up the item in store?
Yes. When you are in your shopping cart, select "Pickup In Store" and choose your preferred location. When the item is ready for pick up, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to notify you that the item is ready to be picked up. Shipments to a store may take up to 6 business days to arrive, depending on store availability.
Do you ship internationally?
We only ship within Canada and the U.S. We do not ship outside these countries at this time.
Can I pay for rush delivery?
We currently do not offer rush delivery. Please contact us at email@example.com if there is a concern with the arrival date of an order.
How long do I get to return the item that I ordered online?
Items may be returned for a full refund or exchange within 14 days of receiving your product. Items must be in original unworn condition. We reserve the right to have major stones inspected by our corporate office before a refund is authorized. Please follow these steps to return your online purchase:
Is return shipping free?
For Orders Shipped Within Canada: Ann-Louise will be able to provide free returns on items purchased within Canada. Previous shipping charges, if applicable, are non-refundable. For Orders Shipped Within the USA: For orders shipped to the USA, customers are responsible for their return postage. We strongly suggest using a tracked service and sending the tracking number to firstname.lastname@example.org For more details, please refer to our returns policy.
Can I return an online purchase in store?
Yes. Please initiate your return by contacting email@example.com and referencing your name, telephone number, invoice number, and the item you are returning (SKU number). Then proceed to one of our store locations and bring your original purchase confirmation along with the item you are returning in its original packaging. A refund will be initiated once the item has been inspected by our head office.
When will I receive my refund?
Upon inspection of the returned item by our head office, a refund will be issued using the same credit card as the original transaction. This could take 5 to 10 business days.
What do I do if there is a problem with the item I purchased online?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we would gladly assist you.
Do you repair jewellery and watches?
Yes, we offer jewellery and watch repairs, including chain shortenings. Bring in your jewellery item or watch to any one of our store locations and we can provide you an estimate on the cost of the repair. Please note we currently do not offer watch repairs not purchased from Ann-Louise.
What is your return policy?
You can return or exchange your item that was bought in-store within 14 days of purchase accompanied by your original receipt. The item must in its original, unworn condition. For more information, please go to https://annlouise.ca/return-policy. For returns on purchases from our website, please see “Returns” above.
Do your products have any warranties?
All of our jewellery products come with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty against any defects that occur under normal wear and tear. Goods that have been misused or tampered with will not be covered under our guarantee. Upon inspection by one of our experienced goldsmiths, if a manufacturing defect is confirmed, we will gladly repair the item at no charge or we will replace the item. Otherwise, an estimate for repairs will be given. Warranties on watches are dependent on each manufacturer’s terms and conditions.
Do you do special orders?
If the item you want isn’t quite your size or you would like some minor modifications to one of our items in stock, we can special order an item for you. A 50% non-refundable deposit is typically required and it takes approximately 4 to 8 weeks for the product to arrive. Note that the possibility of a special order is dependent on the item. There may be an additional charge on a special order item.
How do I subscribe to your newsletter?
Just visit our homepage at www.annlouise.ca, scroll near the bottom of the page, and simply enter your e-mail address to be subscribed to our newsletter.
How do I unsubscribe to your newsletter?
Simply click the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of one of our e-mails. Alternatively, you can e-mail email@example.com and request that you be unsubscribed.
Do you offer financing services?
We offer a financing program that allows you to purchase our products and pay later. We offer 6 month and 12 month no payments and no interest plans. For 6 month plans, a minimum purchase of $499 before tax is required. For 12 month plans, a minimum purchase of $1,499 before tax is required. Financing applications must be made in store.
Do you offer a layaway service?
Yes, we offer an interest free layaway program that allows you to set aside a product and pay the purchase price over time. It requires a 20% initial deposit up front with regular payments up to a maximum of 6 months. Once the balance is paid in full, the product can be picked up. This program is only available for purchases made in store, not online.
What happens after 6 months in a layaway?
After 6 months, it depends on the specific situation but you would usually be able to continue paying towards the layaway, as arranged by your and the store manager. If you are unable to complete the payment or wish to cancel the layaway, your deposit can be transferred over as store credit. To be sure, please contact the store location that you are currently working with.
Do you sell gift cards?
Yes, we sell gift cards, but only in store.
How do I check my gift card balance?
You can check your gift card balance on our website or go to one of our stores to check your balance.
Does your company have any insurance claims services?
Yes, we offer services to replace your jewellery in the event of an insurance claim. We work with many well known insurers to give you a fair replacement. For more information, visit our Insurance Claims page.
Am I able to make a purchase online for an item I saw in-store?
Not all products available in-store are shown on our website. Please visit one of our store locations, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance
Do you price match with competitors?
We do not price match with competitors.
What happens if I need my ring sized?
With a ring purchase from Ann-Louise valued at $300 or more, there is a one time sizing of a finger size up or down, free of charge, and is valid within 1 year from the date of purchase with verified proof of purchase. A surcharge will apply for each size after the first size. The free sizing is limited to the size range available on the website. Sizes beyond availability will be subject to surcharges and may need to be special ordered. Please note that not all jewellery items can be sized due to the nature of the item, such as design, metal, stones and age. Additional shipping charges may apply if the ring cannot be brought to one of our stores for sizing
I found a ring that I like, but cannot find my ring size in the drop down box. How do I order it?
Please contact us at email@example.com and we can arrange a special order for you, which can take approximately 4 to 8 weeks for the product to arrive. There may be an additional charge for special ring size orders.
Do you offer custom-made jewellery?
Yes, if you would like to have a special piece designed just for you or would like to repurpose some of your older diamonds into something new, we offer custom-made jewellery in our stores. Please ask any sales associate to help you initiate the process. Your request will then be sent to our in-house design team and they will proceed to send you a quote and then a drawing of your custom design. Please note that we charge a $50 drawing fee, which will be credited back to you if you go ahead with your purchase. This fee is not charged if you are designing a matching band for an engagement ring that was purchased from us. Please be aware that a custom-made piece will be charged accordingly as it will be a one-of-a-kind and will require the time and skills of craftsmen.
Are all of your diamonds conflict free?
All our diamonds are purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and are fully compliant with United Nations Resolutions and the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme. We therefore guarantee that all our diamonds are conflict free.
Do you perform independent jewellery appraisals?
At this time, we have temporarily suspended our in-store independent appraisal clinics. However, we will still be able to assist with independent jewellery appraisals. Please contact your local store for more details.
Can I upgrade my diamond?
With the purchase of a diamond solitaire ring, pendant, or earrings, you’ll be able to upgrade your piece within the lifetime of the diamond to another that is at least double the carat weight or double the original purchase price. Simply provide original documentation and proof of purchase.
Why is my white gold jewellery looking yellow?
White gold is composed of pure gold (a soft, yellow metal) mixed with alloy (often nickel or palladium) to turn it as white as possible and to add strength. As the yellow hue from the pure gold cannot be completely eliminated from the alloying process, white gold jewellery is then plated with rhodium to give it a bright, white finish. Over time, through regular wear, the plating will wear off - especially at the bottom of rings which most often come in contact with other surfaces. This is very normal and part of the experience of owning white gold. White gold can be replated for a fee, however we advise against constantly re-plating.
How do I keep my jewellery clean during COVID?
Because there is a possibility that bacteria or viruses may live under or on our rings, it would be advantageous to remove them prior to washing. Rub your ring with warm water and mild dish soap and place it safely in a dish or bowl when washing your hands so that it doesn't disappear down the drain or behind the sink. Before placing your clean ring back on, lotion your hands first because lotion and debris may build-up behind any stones which may not only lead to skin irritation but also cause unnecessary wear and loosening of prongs.
How will hand sanitizer affect my ring?
The alcohol found in hand sanitizer may cause tarnishing or corrosion on your ring. Rhodium plating found on white gold rings may especially wear down sooner with more frequent interaction with sanitizers and soaps. To protect your jewellery, remove them when you apply hand sanitizer. Wait for your hands and fingers to completely dry before putting your jewelry back on.
Do you offer ring/ jewellery cleaning?
Yes we do. Please contact your nearest Ann-Louise store location for availability.
Are your coloured stones natural or man-made?
Our stores only carry natural gemstones and diamonds. We do not carry man-made synthetic stones with the exception of a small selection of cubic zirconia jewellery for our entry-level line.
Do you sell individual earrings?
Earrings can be purchased individually but only by special order. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org visit a store for more information and pricing.
Do you sell nose piercings?
We sell nose jewellery. We do not provide nose piercings.
Do you have items in-store that are not available online like tungsten jewellery, silver jewellery, etc?
Yes, we have many more styles in-store that are not listed on our website. This includes tungsten jewellery, silver jewellery, Swarovski and Pandora pieces.
Do you provide a certificate of authenticity for diamond jewellery?
By request, we do offer an Ann-Louise certificate for any piece purchased at our store. The certificate includes a full description of the piece like the karat gold and gemstone weight, the purchaser's name, the date, and retail value. We stand behind all our pieces and guarantee the accuracy of the certificate.
What is the style difference between a promise ring and an engagement ring?
Promise rings can be thought of as “mini” engagement rings. We normally identify a ring as a promise ring when the center stone is below 0.20.ct.
Can I get the measurement of a specific piece, like the width of a ring shank or length of a chain?
Contact a store location directly by phone or email to inquire about an specific measurement of a piece.
Is your gold jewellery hypoallergenic?
We would not categorize our jewellery as hypoallergenic because it is not pure gold. 14k gold is a mixture of 58% gold and the remaining percent is other metals such as silver, nickel copper etc. If you have worn 14k before without reaction then this should be ok. Generally speaking, karat gold cannot be classified as hypo-allergenic because most people react differently to the alloying metals used. Pure gold is mixed with metals such as silver, nickel, and copper to impart colour (white gold or yellow gold) and to add strength. If you have worn 10K or 14K gold in the past without issue, then our jewellery should be able to be worn without issue.
What ring size is available at your store locations?
We generally carry size 6 at the store for viewing and then your specific size can be ordered.
For my online order, can I have a watch bracelet sized prior to shipment?
Watch bracelets vary in size depending on style, brand, model, etc. Because there are many variables, we will not be able to size your watch prior to your shipment. We suggest bringing your watch into one of our locations. If this is not possible, you can also bring it to a local jeweler for accurate sizing.
Am I able to have my watch bracelet sized in-store?
Yes, we are able to size your watch in-store after purchase. Note that we cannot accept returns or exchanges on watches once they have been sized.
My watch strap broke, what do I do?
If the watch was purchased at Ann-Louise, we can order a replacement strap from the manufacturer.
Do your watches come with the original boxes?
Yes, we are an authorized seller for all the watch brands we carry in-store and online. They all come with their original boxes and applicable warranties.
Is my watch covered by a warranty?
Ann-Louise is an authorized dealer for every watch brand that we carry. Each watch is covered by a limited manufacturer’s warranty. If your watch has a defect that is covered by the manufacturer warranty, please refer to the documentation that came with your watch to find a service centre near you. You can also visit one of our 14 locations for assistance, or click on the one of the links below for more information on how to contact your local service centre.
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