Understanding vintage Jewelry and general care information

Some important notes about the jewels' condition

Our Jewelry collection comes from various eras and many places all over the world. They are vintage and pre-loved pieces that lived a life or two and have created memories and stories over time. We endeavor to provide as much detail about the product origin, hallmarks, gemstone specs and general wear  condition. We either personally test or use a third party Jeweler to test gold karat and gemstone authenticity before we present anything for sale.

A picture speaks a thousand words, so we try to attach as many images from all possible angels to help you judge the condition of the item. If there is a visible problem, we make sure I state it. 

Do expect minor markings, scratches, removable patina all of which are natural with the age of the items and tell the story of the jewel. We are always happy to chat with you and answer any questions you may have about a particular piece you like. We may also share additional images and modeling pictures if this helps you make a better judgement.

General care notes

Any jewelry requires proper care and attention to maintain the beauty of the finish and the gemstones.  It is recommended to remove your jewelry when washing your hands, putting on lotion, face creams or perfume.  These and other natural elements can dull the appearance of gold and gemstones. 

When not being worn, I recommend jewelry be stored in its pouch.  For light cleaning, you may gently polish with a jewelry polishing cloth or you can soak for 3-5 minutes in a bowl of warm water and diluted dish soap, gently cleaning with a soft bristle toothbrush, then dry completely with a soft lint-free cloth. Please note that ultrasonic cleaning is too aggressive for most gemstones. Professional cleaning is suggested annually.

In addition, we suggest you take daily activities into consideration when choosing your jewelry to wear.  To avoid scratches or damage to any stones, it is best to avoid wearing to the beach, at the swimming pool, working out, doing housework or gardening.  It is also recommended to not expose any jewelry to the likes of bleach, household cleansers, hard surfaces, or rugged activities.

Happy Shopping x

 The YazJewels Team