Shipping & Orders
We currently ship anywhere within Europe.
We offer free standard shipping on all purchases to Sweden. We also offer free express shipping within the European Union, UK, Switzerland and Norway with DHL on orders over €150. The shipping cost for orders under €150 is €10.
Outside the European Union (except the UK and Norway), customers are obliged to pay €25 for the shipping cost.
In Sweden we use Postnord and for deliveries in Europe we use DHL Express.
In-stock orders: Products that are in stock will be delivered within 2-3 business days from purchase to Sweden and Europe.
Out-of-stock: If a product is out-of-stock, we'll provide you an estimated time for it to be shipped. If you’re on a tight deadline, we will do our best to rush your order – just drop us a line at email@example.com
Made-to-order: Our Special Occasion Rings are made-to-order with a delivery time of 5-6 weeks. If you’re on a tight deadline, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to rush your order.
Mixed delivery time: If your order consists of a mix of in-stock, out-of-stock and/or made-to-order pieces, the delivery time may change. If the estimated delivery dates are more than 7 days apart, you will receive an email with the option of splitting the delivery of your order. In the event of no response, the entire delivery takes place together.
Please note that shipping to remote areas may be subject to longer delivery time.
Once your package leaves our warehouse you will receive an SMS or email notification that your parcel is on its way along with a tracking number. Your parcel is normally delivered straight to your door.
Depending on the country you’re in, you have multiple options for how to receive your parcel. Most commonly, you will be able to:
- Change the date and time for delivery
- Have it delivered to a service point or locker
- Have it delivered to a different address, like your workplace for example
- Select a different day of delivery
The delivery will require a release signature to ensure that the package has arrived to you safely.
Once your order is shipped, we will send you the tracking number in an email (you can also find the info on your “My account” page). In case you have not received a tracking number, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
We insure each parcel from the time it enters transit until it is delivered to you, or until you pick it up at your nearest postal service point.
If you allow the carrier to deliver your parcel without signature (e.g. outside your front door), AKIND will not take responsibility for the delivery.
We accept payments from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal, Klarna, ideal, as well as debit cards. We currently do not accept prepaid Visa, Mastercard, or American Express gift cards.
Exchanges & Returns
Any returns must be shipped/postmarked within 30 days of being received (60 days for Special Occasion Rings, as detailed below). For the return to be accepted the item(s) must be in unused condition, undamaged, unaltered, without scratches and in original packaging, including diamond certificates where applicable. Your return item can either be exchanged for a new item, or you can get a refund for it.
Special Occasion rings: These rings (see collection here) are eligible for complimentary return within 60 days of receiving the ring. Each customer is permitted one return of a Special Occasion ring. Any other Special Occasion ring purchased through Akind will be a final sale once the first is returned.
Resized or modified: Rings that have been resized or modified by a third-party jeweler are not eligible for a return or exchange.
Engraving: All items that are engraved are not eligible for a return at any time and are final sale.
Returning a gifted piece? We offer store credit for gifted orders returning within the 30-days of purchase (or 60 days for Special Occasion rings). Just follow the steps at our Return & Exchange Portal.
Within the EU, UK, Switzerland and Norway all returns and exchanges are free of charge, meaning that both the return shipping and the shipping of any replacement item(s) is covered and provided by AKIND.
Outside the EU (except the UK, Switzerland and Norway), customers are obliged to organize and pay for the return shipping. Please note that AKIND is not responsible for packages lost or stolen in transit coming back to us for a return and any potential customs duties and sales taxes are non-refundable by us. We'll cover the shipping cost in accordance with our shipping policy.
Gift cards are non-refundable.
Engraving: We're unable to change or cancel orders that include engraved items as they are custom made and non-refundable.
Gifts: We offer store credit for gifted orders returning within the 30-days of purchase (or 60 days for Special Occasion rings) Just follow the steps at our Return & Exchange Portal.
Register your return for a refund or exchange and process your return by following the steps at our Return & Exchange Portal. Make sure you’ve selected your shipping country in the top right corner (or in the main menu on mobile) to get accurate information.
For Swedish customers; you’ll receive an email with a QR code upon return registration, just bring your parcel and show the QR code at the post office - no printing needed.
You’re more than welcome to hand in your return in our store at Drakens gränd 6, Stockholm.
For customers in the EU (except Sweden), UK, Norway and Switzerland; Once you have registered your return you will get the option to download and print your return shipping label. You can schedule your pickup directly with DHL here.
Returning a gifted piece? We offer store credit for gifted orders returning within the 30-days of purchase (or 60 days for Special Occasion rings).
*Please note that returns and exchanges will not be accepted if they are not registered in our Return & Exchange Portal, and are not eligible for purchases made outside the EU, except for the UK, Switzerland and Norway.
If you have received a damaged, defective or incorrect item, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo of the damage, or the wrong item you received, as well as your order number. We’ll take care of you!
Refunds will be processed once the returning goods have been received at our warehouse and passed the inspection, from which point you’ll receive a refund confirmation email.
If you paid by credit or debit card, direct debit, PayPal or directly via Klarna’s app or website, the amount will be transferred back to the account or card used within 5 working days, from the time the return has been processed. If you paid via invoice, you will be contacted by Klarna to provide necessary information to process your refund shortly after the refund has been authorized.
If you return your item(s) before you pay your Klarna invoice, please make sure to pause your statement either on your Klarna app or by contacting Klarna’s Customer Support. In this way, you don't have to worry about reminders or late payment fees while you're waiting for us to process the return.
Please note that it can take up to 10 working days for your return to be received and handled at our warehouse and up to 5 more days until the money arrives on your account depending on your chosen payment method.
Refunds may only be issued to the credit card, or PayPal account, or in accordance with the Klarna payment method used to make the original purchase.
Akind guarantees a lifetime warranty of your Akind jewelry to be free of manufacturing defects. Manufacturing defects can include clasp breakage, loose diamonds or loose prongs.
Manufacturing defects do not include general wear and tear, scratching, stretched chains/rings, lost jewelry, or jewelry damaged due to improper cleaning or storage.
Because we stand behind our designs and our manufacturers, any third-party or outside jeweler altering your jewelry will void your warranty with us! Have a question about your piece or how to care for it? Please reach out to email@example.com.
We are proud to offer a lifetime warranty for all of our sustainably created diamonds. We guarantee our listed gradings of our created diamonds to be accurate and warrant their graded characteristics. In the unlikely case that your diamond turns out to not meet or exceed a characteristic promised, we will, at your option:
- Accept the return of the diamond and provide you with a refund of the full purchase price; or
- Replace the diamond with a diamond that meets or exceeds each of the characteristics warranted.
The condition of the diamond will be determined by examination by standard gemological techniques. The accuracy of angles and linear measurements will be determined by the following tolerances: ±0.2º and ±0.02 millimeters.
- For 1/4 ct: 0.25ct average diamond weight (0.23 -0.27ct diamond weight)
- For 1/2 ct: 0.50ct average diamond weight (0.47-0.53ct diamond weight)
If you decide to grade your diamond on your own, please note that diamonds must be graded as loose stones and cannot be set in engagement rings and then graded, as settings can be obtrusive. A well-trusted facility such as GCAL, IGI or GIA must grade the stone, and not a local jeweler in order for it to have relevancy.
Should you make a claim under this warranty, you allow us to inspect the diamond and any gemological evaluation on which you base your claim, and try and resolve your claim amicably.
To be able to claim this warranty, the diamonds must not be exposed to unreasonable force or harmful conditions. This warranty does not apply to product that has been stored or handled incorrectly, abused, altered, treated with the wrong cleaning methods. The warranty does not cover normal wear & tear, cuts or scratches; consequential or incidental damages. The warranties are to the benefit of the original purchaser of the product. They are not transferable.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. The warranty does not, in any way, affect the rights given to you by law.
Taxes & Duties
Within the EU, Norway, Switzerland and UK, orders are shipped on Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) basis, meaning that all taxes and duties are included in the final price.
Outside the EU (except Norway, Switzerland and UK), orders are shipped on a Delivery Duty Unpaid (DDU) basis, meaning that all taxes and duties are excluded in the final price. Your order may therefore be subject to local taxes and import duties by your local customs authority or the used shipping carrier. We are unable to calculate the exact amount in duties and taxes your order might incur, as these charges are imposed directly by the destination country and vary between countries. AKIND does not cover any such taxes, duties or related charges. Taxes and duties incurred on refused or unclaimed packages are not covered by AKIND.
Each order already comes with a personalized card so it’s ready for gifting! By providing the name of the person you wish to gift to at Checkout, we will add that person’s name on the card. If no gift note or special request is included, the name in the shipping address will be added to the name card.
Our packaging includes a square, sleek box in one of our 4 brand colors, tissue and a pouch so that you can carry your Akind jewelry wherever you go.
Yes we do! Select Gift Cards under the Shop section and select your preferred value. Gift cards are delivered by email to the buyer and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees. Gift cards are non-refundable.
Akind Gift Cards are only valid if purchased on akindstore.com. Akind cannot honor or re-issue gift card credit that is purchased from third party sources.
Simply enter the code shown on the back of the card into the “gift/credit” field at checkout. The value of your gift card will be automatically deducted from your order. Should a balance be owed, you can use any of our payment methods.
We sell ring-sizers for you to use at home, however; the most accurate way to determine your ring size is by visiting a local jeweler. If the ring is a surprise, we recommend taking a favorite ring to a local jeweler to determine that size.
We’ve written a guide about ring-sizing, which you can check out here!
Care & Repair
Our jewelry is designed to last forever. That's why we feel confident in offering you a lifetime warranty of every piece you buy from us. However, even something as strong as gold and diamonds need a bit of your attention and care. We therefore recommend that you:
- always keep your jewelry stored separately in fabric-lined pouches or boxes to avoid spinning and scratches.
- avoid contact with perfumes, chlorine, lotions, hairspray, cosmetics, detergents and other chemicals as this may affect the color or luster.
- be careful when wearing your chains, try not to get stuck with them or pull them.
- remove your jewelry when bathing, exercising, doing housework etc. to avoid bending, scratching or losing it.
- avoid storing diamonds together, as they can scratch each other.
- pearls do best in a moist environment, so wearing them frequently keeps them from drying out.
Solid 14k gold
To maintain the beautifully shiny texture, scrub lightly with a toothbrush and warm water, then dry it with a lint-free cloth or paper towel.
Keep your diamonds sparkling by soaking them it in a warm soapy liquid, brush gently with a toothbrush and then rinse the stone and setting to ensure there is no residue. Dry it with a lint-free cloth or paper towel.
After wearing, wipe your pearls with a soft cloth. This will help prevent any buildup of oils or other substances that may have come in contact with your jewelry throughout the day. *Please note that cotton is moisture absorbing and could dry out and damage your pearls.
White gold is not found in nature, it’s an alloy (mixture) of gold and white metals. Our white gold alloy contains silver, zinc and copper. White gold pieces are also dipped in rhodium, giving them a brilliant, chrome-like color, while also protecting them from scratching. However, to maintain this white luster, white gold should be “re-dipped” every so often.
Keep in mind that you are given a lifetime warranty for your Akind jewelry. This means that if your jewelry breaks (and this is evidentially not caused by your carelessness – read more under “Warranty”), we will have it fixed. Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take care of it straightaway. Read more about our lifetime warranty.
Try before I buy
We do not have a physical store however we welcome customers to swing by our office at Drakens gränd 6, Stockholm, to browse our collection, make in-store purchases, drop off returns or get free repairs. Book a slot to our office here.
If you’ve found the perfect piece but are unsure about the size, fitting, or how a certain combination would look, book a slot here to come and try it out at our office. We’ll assist and advise you in finding the right fit.
To reach 14k gold, our gold is alloyed with copper and silver, making the breakdown the following - 58.5% pure gold, 6,2% silver, 28% copper, 4,8% zinc, 2,5 % iridium.
White gold is an alloy (mixture) of gold and white metals. Our white gold jewelry has the same pure gold content as our yellow gold. The difference is the metals it’s mixed with. Akind’s white gold alloy contains silver, zinc and copper. Some products also contain palladium. The white gold jewelry pieces are also dipped in rhodium, giving them a brilliant, chrome-like color, while also protecting them from scratching.
All our jewelry is made of 100% recycled 14K solid gold, never plated or filled. This means we recycle gold from already existing jewelry. The good thing is that gold can be recycled over and over.
Yes! Just like mined diamonds, lab-grown diamonds are made up of one single element – carbon. It exhibits the same exceptional beauty and brilliance as a mined diamond because it is identical in composition. Our diamonds are traceable, transparently priced but without the human and environmental toll of mining.
South Sea Baroque Pearls
We use cultured and sustainably certified South Sea Baroque Pearls, sourced from the blue waters of Australia and Indonesia.
Japanese Akoya Pearls
Our Akoya pearls are sourced straight from Japan. The pearls are cultured on smaller farms where the oysters live in their natural habitat. The pearls are formed and carefully harvested with no harm to the pearl, the oyster, or the environment.
Read more about our pearls here.
Each Special Occasion ring is “Made-to-Order” and crafted by hand, taking 3-5 weeks to complete.
We're expecting a longer delivery time on orders placed in July & August.
When ordering a Special Occasion ring from us, you have the option of engraving the ring with up to 20 characters. We're unable to change or cancel orders that include engraved items as they are custom made and non-refundable.
Special occasion rings with several diamonds around the band cannot be engraved.
Special Occasion rings are eligible for complimentary return within 60 days of receiving the ring with approval and a shipping label from our Customer Support. Each customer is permitted one return of a Special Occasion ring. Any other Special Occasion ring purchased through Akind will be a final sale once the first is returned. Rings that have been resized or modified by a third-party jeweler are not eligible for return.
Special Occasion rings can be resized one full size up or down, excluding infinity bands. Please initiate the resizing process by emailing email@example.com with your order number and the size you need, so our team can provide you with next steps. Each customer is permitted one resizing process of a Special Occasion ring. Any additional resizing process will be subject to a fee of €50.
Akind cannot accept rings for resize if purchased outside of Europe at this time. Please work with a local, trusted jeweler to resize your ring. Resizing your ring with a different jeweler in no way voids your warranty with Akind.
Akind guarantees our Special Occasion rings to be free of manufacturing defects. If you believe your ring has a defect, you are able to send it back to us anytime for inspection where we will repair or replace your ring as deemed appropriate. Manufacturing defects can include missing pave stones (stones under .07ct), and loose prongs. As each ring is made-to-order and crafted by hand, slight variations in each ring are to be expected, and are not viewed as a defect. If the damage is deemed outside of a manufacturing defect, we’ll always let you know the price of any repair before beginning any work on the ring.
This warranty does not apply to the replacement of a center stone, or any stone larger than 0.06ct. Manufacturing defects do not include general wear and tear, scratching, discoloration due to contact with harsh chemicals, warped rings or lost rings/center stones.
Because we stand behind all our designs and our manufacturers, any third-party or outside jeweler altering your jewelry will void your warranty with us!
To be eligible for the warranty:
Please be sure the ring and diamond was not exposed to unreasonable force or harmful conditions. The ring needs to have been stored and handled correctly. Any abused, altered or incorrectly cleaned ring is not eligible for return. Ring needs to be in the possession of the original purchaser, as this warranty is not transferable.
For warranty of our sustainably created diamonds, click here!
Akind is committed to using responsibly sourced materials in our jewelry and providing complete transparency to our customers, and the origin of our diamonds is a very important part of that commitment. Our Special Occasion diamonds are created without the human and environmental toll of mining. Our diamond supplier is the one and only 100% carbon-neutral diamond producer in the world. They use renewable solar and wind energy sources to create diamonds in plasma ensuring every sustainably created diamond is completely traceable, transparently priced and world positive. In addition, we use 100% recycled gold sourced from RJC certified suppliers for all of our jewelry. This gold is more earth-friendly, removing additional human and environmental uncertainty around the material. We’re excited to be a part of something bigger, encouraging accountability and conscious sourcing in the industry.
Card payment via VISA, Mastercard and American Express. We also offer direct payment via Paypal as well as card payment and invoice via Klarna. If you don't get through a purchase the way you want, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you out.
Swe: Kortbetalning via VISA, Mastercard och American Express. Vi erbjuder även direktbetalning via Paypal samt kortbetalning och faktura via Klarna. Får ni inte igenom ett köp på det sätt ni önskar, kontakta oss på email@example.com
Yes as long as your destination is within the EU, while others can buy taxfree but often have to pay customs and VAT in their destination country.
Swe: Ja, så länge ditt destinationsland ligger inom EU samt länder med samarbete, övriga länder kan köpa momsfritt men får ofta betala moms samt ibland tull i sitt destinationsland.
As soon as you place your order, the order will be placed as a reservation on the card and when we send the order your card will be charged. If you pay via PayPal or Klarna account, the payment will be activated when we send your package.
Swe: Så fort ni lagt er beställning via kort läggs beställningen som en reservation på kortet och dras vanligtvis inom några bankdagar. Om du betalar via paypal eller klarna konto så aktiveras betalningen när vi sänder ert paket.
On the VISA / Mastercard there are three digits on the back, to the right. At American Express, it is on the front to the far right, and consists of four digits.
Swe: På VISA/Mastercard finns den på baksidan, längst till höger, tre siffror. På American Express finns den på framsidan längst till höger, och består av fyra siffror.
Yes, in some countries currently with the help of Klarna.
Swe: Ja, med hjälp av Klarna “köp nu, betala sen”.