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We try to give you a true picture of our jewelry by applying a
condition rating consistent with our Jewely affiliations and experience.
If a condition borders between two, we usually go with the lower.
We consider vintage jewelry to be at least 20 years old and antique
jewelry at least 50 years old. Collectible jewelry can be anywhere in
between or contemporary.
If you have any questions, please let us know prior to your purchase.
We always accept returns, however questions first will eliminate your having to pay return postage.
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MINT CONDITION
Means item is new, in the original box with tags and never worn.
This criteria is used infrequently but can sometimes refer to "dead stock" which is
new unworn jewelry that may be vintage or antique and has not been sold i.e. "new" old.

EXCELLENT
Means "excellent" condition with no missing or yellowing stones, no enamel or
metal chips or flakes, no stone breakage or peeling and any repairs
that may have been done are virtually unnoticeable i.e. any replaced stones match.

VERY GOOD
Means piece has very little wear, no missing or yellowing stones as in above rating
but may have slight wear especially on back, inside or backs of earrings.

GOOD
Means the piece is in wearable condition but may have some
slight yellowing of stones and show moderate wear but is still very wearable with
no missing stones.

FAIR
Means piece does have damage including missing, dead or yellowing stones and
Still wearable but may need or repair or minor restoration.

POOR
Means piece does have damage and stone loss and is usually only good
for redesign or crafts.



Also please note that we do not do extensive repairs on jewelry and if so we will always
include it in our description. We will occasionally replace stones, but only in keeping with the
design of the piece. If we have a piece that may need extensive repair before being wearable, we will
usually put it in our "supply/repair" gallery or describe fully in the item description.

We generally do not fully clean our jewelry before offering it for sale, realizing that some collectors
prefer an aged patina to their jewelry. We do, however, perform
topical dusting and minor cleaning for photo purposes.


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