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Jewellery and Watch Courier

If you are looking to send watches by courier, or require a fully insured courier for jewellery, Overland Express are the specialists. From shipping watches, to Worldwide jewellery delivery, we have you covered. With rates up to 70% lower than our competitors and full insurance cover available.

We have over 30 years experience in sending watches and jewellery, so you can trust us to deliver your valuable jewellery, on time, every time. Whether sending jewellery to a loved one, or selling watches on eBay, we make the shipping of jewellery a quick and simple process, saving you time and money and giving you complete peace of mind that your items are fully insured against loss or damage (exclusions apply).

Our watch and jewellery delivery service is in partnership with the best names in the logistics industry, such as DHL and UPS and as we have our own specialist jewellery insurance, that does not have the usual limitations on value. So when sending a Rolex by post, or shipping expensive Jewellery, take a look at our 'Quick Quote Tool' above, to see how much we can save you on the cost of jewellery shipping.

All of our watch and jewellery delivery services are fully tracked, door to door.

When shipping jewellery or sending watches, please take some time to read our packing advice below. Our jewellery insurance is charged at 2% of the value and can be added during the booking process. For items over £5000.00, please contact us for a tailored quote.

You can also use our Courier for jewellery service to collect jewellery, perfect if you are sending a watch for service or repair.

Prices are door to door and include collection from your home or place of work, in addition to various drop off options for your convenience.

A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

You can see a selection of our watch and jewellery delivery destinations and transit times in the table below.

Destination Days
Send jewellery to Australia 2 - 3
Send necklace to China 2 - 3
Send gold bracelet to India 2 - 3
Send ring to Kuwait 1 - 2
Send Rolex watch to UAE 1 - 2
Send earrings to USA 1 - 3

It is sometimes asked if there are any restrictions when sending jewellery and watches overseas, see the details below to see examples of certain items that may or may not be shipped by courier.

Item Allowed?
Send gold ring by courier Yes
Send Omega watch by courier Yes
Send un-cut gem stones by courier No
Send gold necklace by courier Yes
Send gold bullion by courier No
Send Breitling watch by courier Yes

Sending jewellery overseas

We can send jewellery and watches to most Countries and provide all Customs documentation for your items. Please sign and attach 3 copies of the commercial invoice to the outside of the parcel, together with the barcoded parcel label. Please also check with the local Country that there are no prohibitions or restrictions in place on receiving jewellery. Also be aware that the receiver may be liable for duty on the items, as they are sent duty unpaid on all of our services.

You will also need to provide a local contact number and email address if possible, as Customs may need to contact them for payment of any duty.

How to send Jewellery by courier


Bubble wrap
Parcel tape
Manufacturer's box or secure cardboard box
Outer cardboard box, if using the manufacturers box

A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

Before sending watches or jewellery by courier, please take a few minutes to read our packing advice/

When preparing your watches or items of jewellery for shipping, where possible, please use the original manufacturers packaging. They are specifically designed to hold the items in place and to provide a high level of protection. If you do not have the manufacturers box, most high street jewellers sell watch and jewellery boxes. Please select one that provides a high degree of internal cushioning.

Even if you are using the manufacturers packaging, we would recommend enclosing them within an additional cardboard box, with the item wrapped in 2-3 layers of bubble wrap and placed inside the box. Please use a new box where possible, as you do not want any risk of damage to the item. Please ensure that the item cannot move around. You can test this by shaking the box and adding additional packaging material if needed.

Avoid anything that reveals the contents, such as manufacturers boxes with the logo visible. Always enclose them in a plain outer box, with no markings that would draw attention to the parcel contents.

We also recommend placing an additional copy of the parcel label within the box, should the label affixed to the exterior become defaced or detached during transit, this will allow the consignment to be identified.

Once you are happy that the items are adequately packed, seal the box with parcel tape, paying particular attention to the seams and edges and applying the tape in 2 directions. Once completed, print off and attach your parcel label to the box. If you are sending outside of the United Kingdom, you will also need to attach a commercial invoice to the box, this must be visible to the driver. Please do not put it inside the box.

If you are returning your item for service or repair, outside of the United Kingdom, you will also need a commercial invoice for Customs clearance. We will provide all Customs paperwork, free of charge.

If you require a reliable courier for jewellery or watches, please enter you details above to get an instant quote.

Please read below, some of our frequently asked questions when sending watches and jewellery.

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Feline Guitars have been using this small company for a number of years and always had great service and competitive pricing. We had previously used UPS directly till it got to be hard work to communicate with them. The personal attention and help that you can get in an industry that is increasingly automated and hands-off is a welcome thing to have.

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Southwell Guitars have been using Overland Express for some years now for sending our guitars worldwide. Most major courier companies do not insure musical instruments but Overland Express have an insurance service that specialise in musical instrument insurance, giving my customers and me peace of mind. I also like that Stuart and Tim are always easy to contact if there are any questions or If I need any help. This was especially helpful after the chaos created by Brexit and the Covid pandemic. Overland Express are my first choice when I am sending guitars, something I do on a regular basis and recommend them to anyone.
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Highly recommended personal service

I've been using Overland Express now for a number of years. As I send a good number of both electric and acoustic guitars every year, I wanted to find a company that offered reasonable shipping and insurance rates that guaranteed to cover guitars against loss or damage to their true value. Step forward Stuart and Overland Express. They offer top couriers and reasonable insurance costs to send guitars worldwide. In all the time I've used them I've never once had an issue. Service is quick, reliable and it is a real bonus you are able to contact someone quickly who will deal with issues should any arise. Highly recommended.
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Why Choose Overland Express?

Great Savings

Get a parcel delivery quote from us, then visit our competitors and obtain a quotation from them for a like-for-like service, we guarantee that we will be cheaper and you will be back here to complete the booking!

Fast Process

The process of booking a parcel delivery on this web-site could not be any easier, after submitting a few basic details, the quote will be instantly provided, you are then only two pages away from completion.

Next Day Delivery

The majority of our international and domestic express parcel services will deliver from the very next working day. Usually ordering before 1100AM (UK) will allow the parcel to be collected from you the very same day.

Shipping Updates

Shipping updates can be provided multiple ways. SMS text messages will be sent to both sender's and recipient's (if requested), Likewise for email. The status and location of the parcel can be viewed online by using the tracking number.

Jewellery & Watches

We can offer delivery of expensive items such as watches, jewellery and collectables. What's more, we can also insure these items against loss, theft or in-transit damage for up to £20,000.00 (exclusions apply).

UK Customer Helpline

That's correct, we have a UK based call centre. We don't sub-contract out our customer support team to an overseas call centre, we keep everything in-house. Our team will take your calls and answer emails during working hours.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the best way to send jewellery?
A. All of our services are fully tracked, door to door. We use the Worlds best carriers, to ensure your items arrive in perfect condition.

Q. Can I ship an Apple watch?
A. You can ship any make of watch with us.

Q. I do not have a receipt for the watch, can I still send it?
A. If you are insuring the watch, we would suggest getting a valuation for insurance from a jeweller. If you have sold the watch, proof of sale value should be sufficient.

Q. Can I send a watch overseas without the original packaging?
A. When sending or shipping expensive watches, we would strongly recommend using the manufacturers box to provide the best possible protection. Most jewellery shops sell inexpensive watch boxes. You should also use some extra cushioning inside the box to prevent any movement.

Q. I am sending my watch for repair, how do I describe this on the Customs declaration?
A. If you select the option 'I am returning these items'.

Q. What is the safest way to ship expensive jewellery?
A. All of our jewellery courier services are fully tracked and signed for and are door to door delivery. They will not be left without a signature.

Q. How do you pack expensive jewellery?
A. Please read our packing advice above and always use plain packaging.

Q. Can I ship jewellery through DHL?
A. Yes you can, DHL are our preferred courier for jewellery. You can select DHL on our quick quote tool at the top of the page, after you have entered the weight and dimensions.

Q. Can we send jewellery by courier to USA?
A. You can send jewellery by courier to most Countries, just check if there are any local restriction in place before sending.

Q. What is the safest carrier to ship jewellery?
A. There is not a safest carrier as such, as everyone has their own preferences. We highly recommend DHL for shipping jewellery.

Q. How do I ship jewellery Internationally?
A. In much the same way as you would when sending jewellery within the UK, the only difference is that you will require Customs paperwork, this is generated for you automatically during the booking process. Please also be aware that for any jewellery sent outside of the UK may be liable for duty.