Tuesday, July 3

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REGARDING SHOPPING ON THIS BLOG:

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REGARDING JEWELLERY:

All used jewellery are clean and ready to wear. This does not include junk wholesale lots and will be stated in the description if they have to be washed. You may wish to further clean them as I may miss some spots.

Vintage jewellery will require gentle handling since they may be more fragile from age and wear.

Necklaces & bracelet chains are cleaned with alcohol, sometimes I polish an item to brighten it. Things like wooden materials are cleaned with a damp cloth. Rhinestone jewellery are cleaned on the outer surface.

All used earring posts & clutches are cleaned with alcohol. Again, you may wish to wipe them down more before wearing should you feel uncomfortable with used earrings. I usually don't do anything to unworn stock earrings unless they are vintage.

I try to remove any verdigris (green oxidation) visible on jewellery, but as this takes up too much time it may not be 100% thorough. Sometimes it's impossible to remove them like on the grooved areas... that will be stated in the description.

Almost none of the jewellery should have missing rhinestones since missing ones will be replaced with similar/identical vintage stones. Just look closely at the photos, if I am unable to replace them they will be stated in the description.
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Item description:
Antique
- Before 1930s
Vintage - 1930s-1970s
Retro - 1980s (may include late 1970s)
Contemporary - 1990s to present (It will be listed without being dated)

Condition of jewellery:
Average - This is a term used for below-fine condition. They are usually scratched, chipped, worn, tarnished or may be only useful for crafters to upcycle. I normally won't sell average condition jewellery unless it is signed, unique or a very old item.

Fine
- Item shows more obvious wear, tarnishing or rusting in some areas. Still wearable but aesthetics are usually compromised (lack of lustre, loss of plating on front, heavy scratches etc). Lower prices usually reflect an item in fine condition.

Good - Item shows wear or minor scratches consistent with pre-owned items, aging & dullness or patina (may be uneven) with years of storage for vintage accessories. When worn they still look good. May have light loss of plating, some tarnishing, dulling of rhinestones, or flaws that won't be seen from the front. All these are normal. Sometimes I would list an item as 'good' although it may be under 'very good' because of faux pearl wear which happens with almost all old faux pearls.

Very good - Item wholly intact with no broken parts or rhinestones missing. Gently used, light wear, minor scuffs or possessing a desired patina. Any flaws are negligent for when worn, the flaws are not obvious. These items will usually have aging though.

Excellent - Usually for unworn stock that came on cards or looked like it was never worn, or seldom worn.

Mint/ New - This refers to unused or new stock that came on cards/ boxes, usually with contemporary jewellery only, as vintage jewellery on cards are almost never in mint condition from years of storage.

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