Jewelry -
Jewelry includes completed jewelry items such as anklets, body jewelry, bracelets, ear cuffs, earrings, handmade jewelry, jewelry sets, necklaces, rings, pendants, and vintage jewelry.

Jewelry may be classified as Fine Jewelry or Fashion Jewelry.

Fine Jewelry



Fashion Jewelry  

For all jewelry, sellers must ensure that:


In addition, there are specific listing guidelines when listing diamonds, gemstones and metals.


Diamond is a natural mineral with the chemical composition C, essentially pure carbon crystallized in the isometric system. It is found in many colors. Its hardness is 10; its specific gravity is approximately 3.52; and it has a refractive index of 2.42.

For diamonds, sellers must ensure that:



Gemstones are generally crystalline mineral or organic compounds formed in the earth or as a process of living organisms, as in the case of amber and pearl.


For gemstones, sellers must ensure that:



Opal, Pearl & Turquoise

Opal is hydrated silica with the chemical composition SiO2•nH2O formed when silica gel filled crevices in rock. As water evaporates, the silica is deposited in the form of tiny spheres. Opal’s flashing play-of-color is caused by diffraction of light by silica spheres stacked like ping pong balls in a box.

For opal, sellers must ensure that:


Pearl is a calcareous concretion with the chemical composition CaCO3 consisting essentially of alternating concentric layers of carbonate of lime and organic material formed within the body of certain mollusks, the result of an abnormal secretory process caused by an irritation of the mantle of the mollusk following the intrusion of some foreign body inside the shell of the mollusk, or due to some abnormal physiological condition in the mollusk, neither of which has in any way been caused or induced by humans.


For pearl, sellers must ensure that:


Turquoise is a blue to green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminum, with the chemical composition CuAl6(PO4)4 (OH)8.5H2O. Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth: dry and barren regions where acidic, copper-rich groundwater seeps downward and reacts with minerals that contain phosphorus and aluminum. The result of this sedimentary process is a porous, semi-translucent to opaque compound of hydrated copper and aluminum phosphate.


For turquoise, sellers must ensure that: 



Precious metals include gold, silver and platinum group metals, which include palladium and rhodium. Metal content must be described accurately. Any markings inscribed on jewelry must accurately represent the metal content of the item.


For gold, sellers must ensure that:


For silver, sellers must ensure that:


For platinum, sellers must ensure that:



Do call a blue-colored cubic zirconia “Blue CZ”

Don’t call the blue-colored cubic zirconia “Sapphire CZ”

Do call a white cubic zirconia “CZ”

Don’t call the white cubic zirconia “Simulated Diamond”

Do call a reconstituted, dyed turquoise compound “Imitation Turquoise”

Don’t call the reconstituted, dyed turquoise compound “Turquoise”

Do call an opalescent polymer “Imitation Opal”

Don’t call the opalescent polymer “Opal”

Do call a fashion ring “Alloy metal with red setting” or “pretty red ring”

Don’t call the fashion ring “gold and ruby”

Do call an item “silver-plated”

Don’t call the item “sterling silver-plated” or “925 plated”

Do call an item “14K gold”

Don’t call the item “gold”

Every listing is subject to review. Tophatter Staff may require information such as proof of purchase, additional photos or further details pertaining to the listed item at any given time.

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Last updated Feb 07, 2019 11:47AM PST.