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Purchasing from Ireland - Import tax and duties guide

County Wicklow

Ireland is one of our major markets for our colorless H&A gems, and thus we wanted to provide a quick overview for customers to be aware of typical taxes levied during the import process for your order.

Ireland assesses taxes on any items imported regardless of it being a commercial entity or private individual.  They tax the value of CIF - Cost of the item, Insurance cost, and Freight/shipping cost.  

For orders from BetterThanDiamond, we pay for insurance on our own, so that does not factor in.  
Shipping to Ireland is a flat $44 fee. 

Duty rates do vary from 0% - 17% depending upon the item type, however jewelry gets an average duty rate of 2.5%.

The primary VAT on imported jewelry will be approximately 23%.


An example, for an order total of USD$1,500, there would be an estimated total cost of 290 in fees in addition to the cost of your purchase when ordering from BetterThanDiamond, and shipping to Ireland.

Please note that while we present the information above based on our best efforts, government regulations can and do change...thus, we encourage you to check directly as needed with Ireland customs as well, via their website:

Ireland Official Customs website