Terms & Conditions
Orders and Payment Methods
We accept payment from the major credit cards below
- MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover
- Bank wire transfer (includes a 1% discount, available on purchases of $250 or more).
If you are under 18, you may purchase goods from Hoover & Strong only with the involvement of a parent or legal guardian.
See our Company Policies for more information about Account Terms and Conditions.
Note on Debit Cards
Many banks institute daily limits on the amount you may charge to your debit card. As a result, your purchase may not go through successfully if you use your debit card for payment and the purchase amount exceeds your bank's daily limit. Should this occur, we will contact you to arrange payment via one of the other options listed above.
- If there was an error on our part, full credit will be issued.
- If you wish to return a catalog item it must be within 30 days, be in the original packaging, a copy of the invoice must be enclosed and prior return authorization must be obtained.
- Product received after the 30 day period will be credited at intrinsic value only.
- Merchandise that has been altered (i.e., engraved, sized, drawn, annealed etc.) or damaged by the customer is non-returnable.
- The customer is responsible for all shipping and handling charges. Credit will be given for merchandise only.
- Unclaimed, undeliverable, or refused orders will be charged a 15% restocking fee, plus freight. Made to order or special order product will receive intrinsic credit only.
FTC Guidelines/Hallmarking Conformance
Hoover & Strong guarantees that all products sold are as described and comply with FTC guidelines regarding minimum gold, silver, platinum and palladium content for the item description by karat or any other precious metal alloy designation.
Recycled Precious Metal Certification on HARMONY Metals - 100% of all precious metals come from recycled sources.
(Verified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) assessment and certification update)
Total precious metal content depends on manufacturer’s conformance with FTC guidelines for precious metal alloy designation. This certification does not include non-precious metal portion of the certified product.
Diamond Carat Weight
Carat weight in pre-set jewelry is typically described as a fraction (e.g. ¾ carats) and has an equivalent decimal range. Diamond weight fractions are approximate and refer to ranges of weight per below -
|FRACTION||CARAT WEIGHT||FRACTION||CARAT WEIGHT|
|1/10 ct.||0.085‐0.11||1-1/4 ct.||1.23‐1.28|
|1/8 ct.||0.115‐0.14||1-1/3 ct.||1.29‐1.36|
|1/6 ct.||0.145‐0.17||1-1/2 ct.||1.45‐1.57|
|1/5 ct.||0.18‐0.22||1-5/8 ct.||1.58‐1.68|
|1/4 ct.||0.23‐0.28||1-3/4 ct.||1.69‐1.79|
|1/3 ct.||0.29‐0.36||1-7/8 ct.||1.80‐1.94|
|3/8 ct.||0.37‐0.44||2 ct.||1.95‐2.11|
|1/2 ct.||0.45‐0.57||2-1/4 ct.||2.23‐2.28|
|5/8 ct.||0.58‐0.68||2-1/3 ct.||2.29‐2.36|
|3/4 ct.||0.69‐0.79||2-1/2 ct.||2.45‐2.57|
|7/8 ct.||0.80‐0.94||3 ct.||2.95‐3.11|
|1 ct.||0.95‐1.11||4 ct.||3.95‐4.11|
Hoover & Strong insures your material from the time you order until the time it is delivered to you. We also require a signature on all deliveries to protect your purchase. (If you choose to sign a signature release form however, we will deliver without a signature.)
Alternate Shipping Address
We will ship your order to an address other than your billing address, provided the alternate address is on record with your credit card company.
Hoover & Strong reserves the right to refuse shipment to international addresses. If this occurs, we will notify the purchaser.
If necessary, Hoover & Strong will work with you to arrange for Saturday shipment in those locations where service is available. If Saturday delivery is unavailable in your area, we may be able to arrange for you to pick up your order at the nearest FedEx Service Center.
The Hoover & Strong Position on Conflict Diamonds
A U.S. law passed in 2003 officially adopted the "Kimberly Process" as the governing policy on the import of diamonds. The law, which was adopted to address growing concern over illegitimate or "conflict" diamonds, states that all diamonds imported into the U.S. must come through viable, legal channels. At Hoover & Strong, we are committed to upholding the Kimberly Process and offering only high-quality diamonds from legitimate and well-respected suppliers.
Product Availability and Pricing
At Hoover & Strong, we make every effort to ensure accuracy in the products and information listed on our website. However, due to the potential for rapidly changing inventory and/or electronic system errors, incorrect data may rarely appear on our site. These errors may include, but may not be limited to, information regarding product pricing and availability. Should this occur, Hoover & Strong reserves the right to correct these errors and will not honor incorrectly listed pricing or availability information.
In an effort to provide as much detail as possible about your item, our online catalog may show pictures of some items that are not to scale and may appear larger or smaller than they actually are. Therefore, we encourage you to carefully review the written dimensions provided with each product. Additionally, please note that monitor settings may cause the color and size of displayed diamonds to vary slightly.
Please also note the following regarding diamond listings on the Hoover & Strong website:
- In accordance with industry standards and FTC regulations, the total carat weight of a purchased diamond may vary 0.05 carats from the weight stated.
- The dimensions of our diamonds are based on information provided by the manufacturers
- For items containing multiple diamonds, the stated grades for color, clarity and carat weight are averages of all stones in our inventory that are used for that particular item.
The policies herein apply to all orders shipped within the United States. If you have any questions regarding these policies, contact one of our representatives toll free at 800.759.9997 or 804.794.3700 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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