What are the Antique and Vintage Jewelry Lane requirements?
Article Number: 564
Created On: 2011-12-27 2:29 PM
Author: Administrator [email@example.com]
URL : http://kb.rubylane.com/question.php?ID=564
In addition to the Common Requirements,
we require Antique & Vintage Jewelry items, i.e. those that begin
with the word Antique & Vintage Jewelry in the category string, to
meet these quality standards:
- Antique & Vintage Jewelry items must be jewelry pieces and meet
the guidelines for either Antiques Lane or Vintage Collectibles Lane.
- Minimum sale price for any Vintage Jewelry item is $10 USD.
- Minimum sale price for any Antique Jewelry item is $50 USD.
- Antique Jewelry items must be high quality pieces that are 100 years or older.
- All jewelry items, other than handcrafted Artisan Jewelry items,
must be listed in the Antique & Vintage Jewelry Lane. Examples of
items that can be jewelry pieces: Necklaces, bracelets, anklets,
earrings, brooches/pins, rings, charms, pendants/lockets, cuff links,
hatpins, stickpins, dress clips, watches and watch fobs, multiple
coordinating pieces originally manufactured to be matching sets, such as
parures and demi-parures.
- Vintage Jewelry items not yet 20 years old can qualify to be listed only if these conditions are met:
- The specific item is found mentioned in a printed price guide book, and
- the name of the printed price guide book in which the item was
found and the year the item was made are both provided within the
- Unless the front and back of a jewelry piece are identical, a clear
photo of both the front and back must be provided in the listing.
- If a manufacturer's mark and/or a metal fineness mark are present,
these must be illustrated in the listing and be clearly readable.
- If a jewelry item has no quality mark, it must be tested and
testing information must appear in the description if a claim of
precious metal content is made.
excluded from being listed in Antique & Vintage Jewelry Lane are:
- New pieces of jewelry.
- Commonly available, mass-produced jewelry.
- Items intended for the adornment of inanimate objects or animals.
- Bulk sales or "lots" in which a single listing contains groups of unmatched jewelry pieces.
- Items that are
not jewelry pieces.
Examples: Hair sticks or combs, barrettes, pony tail holders; key
rings; clothing buttons; book marks; cigarette cases, lanyards; eyeglass
chains; compacts; purses and handbags; decorative zipper pulls;
rosaries; trinket boxes, vanity or table top jewelry boxes, commercial
presentation boxes originally sold with jewelry pieces that are empty of
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