Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact Chez Bec?

There are a number of different ways you can get in touch with us. Please visit the contact us page for further details.

Can I come and visit you?

Yes you can. All of our handmade jewellery is created by our talented designer, Tanya, in her studio beautifully positioned in the converted stables on the Hylands Estate, near Chelmsford in Essex - a gorgeous, award winning wedding venue that will take your breath away. . The studio is open week days to the public daily from 10am - 2pm (except Tuesdays) so you are most welcome to visit us and browse our collections. If you would like to talk to Tanya or there is anything you would like to see specifically, please contact us to make an appointment.

Do you have a catalogue?

No, Chez Bec does not produce a catalogue. New products are added straight to the website so please do visit our website regularly. Or why not sign up to our newsletter and we will keep you updated on new products by email. You can also follow us on Social media, where we keep our followers up to date with all our new products and news.

How do I order goods?

All of the items you see on our website are available to buy online. Simply click on the item you wish to buy, enter the right quantity in the box and click 'add to basket'. You can then go back and add additional items to your shopping basket or 'proceed to checkout'. Please note that in order to complete your order, you will need your credit, debit or charge card details handy, including the billing address for your payment card.

Can I place an order by phone?

No, orders can only be placed online or in person at our Studio. However, please feel free to contact us by email if you have any queries or require any assistance with placing your order. Please visit the contact us page for further details.

Do you accept orders placed from abroad?

Yes we do. Payment for orders can only be made in pounds sterling (£) using one of the following payment cards: Visa, MasterCard, Solo, Switch, Visa Debit, Visa Electron and Switch. Please refer to our delivery page for further information on the applicable delivery charges.

How can I check the status of my order?

You can email us at and we will give you a full update as to when your order will be delivered. Please quote your order number in any correspondence with us (you will find your order number on the order confirmation which will have been emailed to you shortly after you placed your order).

What if my order is late or lost in the post?

If you experience a problem with the delivery of your order please contact us and we will do our best to help you trace it. We will provide you with the Royal Mail tracking number so that you can enquire about your delivery with Royal Mail. In the event of a non-delivery, we can only replace or refund the order after 20 working days when Royal Mail will confirm that the parcel is lost. We cannot be held responsible for late or lost delivery.

What does "hand made to order" mean?

All of the items on our website our hand made for you in our studios by our talented team of designers once your order has been placed. Please refer to our delivery page for further information on delivery times. Please refer to our returns & refunds policy for information on returns, exchanges and refunds.

Is it possible to modify your jewellery especially for me?

Yes. Most of our jewellery can be modified to suit your requirements. The lengths of our necklaces, earrings and bracelets can be adjusted, silver can be changed to gold and earring fittings can be changed to fish hooks, studs or clips-on in most cases. We also have a variety of other crystal and pearl colours available if you are looking for something to match your colour scheme. Please contact us prior to ordering to enquire about any particular adjustments which you would like and we'll let you know if it is possible and if there will be any extra costs involved. If you would like to talk to us about your jewellery requirements, please email us at We really would love to help. Please note that items which have been tailored to your individual requirements, are non-returnable.

How is my gift packaged?

Each and every purchase from Chez Bec, no matter how small, will be beautifully wrapped by us in layers and layers of soft tissue paper and placed in to one of our luxury branded gift boxes.
If you are buying more than one item and would like each item to be separately gift wrapped and gift boxed, then please CLICK HERE to purchase extra gift boxes. Extra gift boxes and gift wrapping is charged at £3.00 per additional gift box. If you do not purchase any additional gift boxes then all of the items in your order will be dispatched beautifully gift wrapped in one gift box.

Why is an item still shown on the website if it's sold out?

We do apologise if an item you would like to order is sold out. Our stock availability is automatically refreshed on the website, but occasionally a number of customers place an order for the same item at the same time. If there are any problems with an order you place, we will contact you by email.

How do I pay for my goods?

We only accept online payment in a secure environment by payment card and we currently accept the following cards: Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit, Visa Electron and Paypal.

When will my account be debited?

Once you have entered all of your billing and delivery address details and order information in the checkout process, you will be asked to enter your payment details. Once you have done this and you click the 'proceed' button, your card will then be debited, subject to card approval.

Do I have to pay import charges?

Any customs or import duties are levied once your goods reach their destination country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you may want to contact your local customs office for further information. Chez Bec will not be held liable for any import charges whatsoever.

Is it safe to order online?

We use an industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of potentially sensitive information such as your name, address and other critically sensitive information like your credit card details. Information passed between your computer and our website cannot be read in the event that someone else intercepts it. Every time you enter an area of our website that requires sensitive information such as your credit card details, a padlock will appear at the bottom of your screen, indicating that the site is secure. SSL encrypts your credit card number, name, address, phone number and identification number as it travels through the internet. This means that it cannot be read by anyone other than the secure server. Once each payment has been validated and authorisation approved, your card details are deleted. Your card details are not held on the internet.

I am buying a gift. Can I add a gift card?

Yes. You will have the option, during the checkout process, to add a handwritten gift card to your order free of charge. All you need to do is fill in the gift recipient’s name and the message you would like us to hand write on the gift card and we'll do all the rest.

Can I cancel an order?

Under the United Kingdom's Distance Selling Regulations you have the right to cancel your order and you are entitled to a full refund (excluding the delivery charge). This does not apply to items that cannot be returned for hygiene reasons, such as earrings. Order cancellations must be made in writing, quoting your order reference number, within 14 days of placing your order, to or by post to:

Chez Bec, The Stables, Hylands Estate, London Rd, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ

Once you have cancelled your order, the goods should be returned to above address, in their original condition and in their original packaging, within 7 days of receipt. The goods are your responsibility until they reach us. For your own protection, we strongly recommend that you return all goods to us using a delivery service that insures you for the value of the goods. Please note that you will have to meet the postal costs yourself when returning goods to us for any reason. Please note that we will not refund the cost of your original delivery charges.

What shall I do if I have a complaint?

If for any reason you have a complaint about the Chez Bec website please do not hesitate to contact us via any of the methods described on our contact us page. We approach all criticism and complaints with the highest regard and it is our policy to address all complaints within five working days.

I have received a gift and I don’t like it. What shall I do?

Unfortunately we are only able to process returns and refunds when dealing with the original purchaser of the goods. This is to protect the security interests of the original purchaser. If you are unhappy with your gift, please inform the original purchaser so that they can return the gift to us for a full refund. Please refer to our returns & refunds policy for further information.

How do I return goods?

We really hope that you will be delighted with your purchase from Chez Bec, but if for any reason we fail to meet your expectations, you may return or exchange your jewellery within 14 days of receipt. Please email us at to request your returns form. Providing the items you wish to return are unworn and in a resalable condition with their original packaging, we will issue a full refund or an exchange. Refunds will be processed as soon as possible although you should allow up to 28 days for the refund to show up in your account. We will refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase. The following exemptions apply to our Returns Policy:
  • Pierced earrings (for hygiene reasons)
  • Bespoke items (where the design has been customised to fit your specifications)
Returns Policy Contact us BEFORE you return your order by emailing We will supply you with a Returns Form which must be enclosed with your return. We can only take responsibility for returns which are received at our offices. For your own protection you should obtain a Proof of Posting from the Post Office so that you can claim from them for any lost parcels. Please note that we do not refund original delivery charges, or the cost of returns postage except where the return is the result of our own error. Bespoke items, or items which have been tailored to your individual requirements, cannot be returned unless faulty. We are unable to accept the return of earrings in compliance with current Health & Hygiene Regulations. We are only able to process returns and refunds when dealing with the original purchaser of the goods. Faulty Goods or Wrong Goods If the goods you have received are faulty or you have received the wrong goods by mistake, please follow the procedure outlined above. You have 14 days from receipt of the faulty or wrong goods to return them to us. Gift Returns Unfortunately we are only able to process returns and refunds when dealing with the original purchaser of the goods. This is to protect the security interests of the original purchaser. If you are unhappy with your gift, please inform the original purchaser so that they can return the gift to us for a full refund. This returns & refunds policy does not affect your statutory rights. If you have any queries concerning our returns & refunds policy please contact us. Improper returns Where you return a product in contravention of this policy (and where you do not have any other legal right to return the product): (a) we will not refund or exchange the product; (b) we may retain the returned product until you pay to us such additional amount as we may charge for re-delivery of the returned product; and (c) if we do not receive payment of such additional amount within 14 days of issuing a request for payment, we may destroy or otherwise dispose of the returned product in our sole discretion without any liability to you. Please refer to our returns & refunds policy for further information.

Do prices include VAT and other sales taxes?

All prices quoted on our website are in pounds sterling (£) and include the UK sales tax (VAT) if applicable. Overseas deliveries may be subject to local import duties and taxes and may be affected by Customs and Excise delays. Chez Bec will not be held liable for any local import duties and taxes.