How To Buy Your Engagement Ring Tax-Free

How To Buy Your Engagement Ring Tax-Free
Date: 22 / 01 / 2019

If you’re shopping for an engagement ring, and you love to travel, we have excellent news. You could save up to 15% of the price of your ring just by flying overseas!

How Does It Work?

In New Zealand, you’re entitled to buy certain jewellery tax-free, if you’re taking it out of the country. After you buy your ring at The Diamond Shop, we’ll deliver it to the Collection Point at any international terminal in New Zealand, where they’ll hold it until you travel. After passing through Customs, you present some documents prepared by us to the staff at the Collection Point, and they hand over the ring. Easy!

How Much Will I Save?

Sales tax, or GST, is 15% of the purchase price. You can avoid paying this by taking the ring out of the country, which means that on a ring that costs $9,000 with tax, you’ll save $874 even after factoring in the $300 airport handling fee. Just note that because of the airport handling fee, buying tax-free is not as cost effective if your purchase is $3,000 or less.

How Do I Get Started?

Speak to any of our consultants to learn more or arrange a tax-free purchase. We’re available by phone, email, chat, and of course in-store. Many of our customers take advantage of these tax savings, which help pay for their holidays. Can you think of a more romantic way to save money? 💘💰

Date: 22/01/2019

Why Shop with Us?

Aside from providing over 24 years of exceptional service,
we proudly offer a range of unique benefits to our customers, like:

handmade in NZ

Our custom engagement rings are made to order by highly skilled New Zealand jewellers and diamond setters.

Fully certified
by GIA

Every diamond comes with an evaluation certificate from GIA, one of the world’s leading diamond grading laboratories.

Free lifetime

All jewellery purchased from The Diamond Shop comes with free lifetime professional cleaning.
Just bring it into the store and our friendly staff will take care of it!


Our CEO was invited to act as an industry consultant to the New Zealand government on the Kimberley Treaty, and we were proud to be the first jeweller in NZ to also sign the Rapaport Pledge for Ethical Jewellery. We conduct regular audits to ensure that our diamond suppliers keep living up to our strict ethical requirements.

Diamond Price

If we don't have the diamond you want in stock, we'll source it for you at a better price than any NZ competitor.

30 day money
back returns

We offer a 30 day no-cost return policy for items in their original condition with all original purchase documentation.


Your order includes an insurance certificate, providing a detailed description and valuation for any future claims.

The Diamond
Shop Warranty

Our generous two-year warranty covers any manufacturing defects.