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Categorization of Fine vs. Fashion Jewelry

Jewelry listed on Amazon can be classified as either a "fine" or "fashion" jewelry item depending on the jewelry materials. Follow these guidelines to determine whether your product is considered "fine" or "fashion". Incorrectly listing and/or misrepresenting fashion jewelry materials as fine jewelry or fine jewelry materials as fashion jewelry may result in suspension or removal of your selling privileges.

If any part of your jewelry item includes a fine jewelry material – that is, if it includes a cultured or natural pearl, a diamond, or a fine gemstone listed in section 1.2 or 1.3; or if the metal is composed of a fine metal material listed in section 1.1 – then the item is considered a fine jewelry item.

Amazon uses a variety of criteria to determine site placement to provide a better browse experience for our customers. For more information on product placement, go to Jewelry Help Page.

1.0 Fine Jewelry

Fine jewelry is made of precious metal and/or set with precious or semi-precious gemstones and/or cultured or natural pearls:

1.1 Fine jewelry metals are precious metals in the gold and platinum families. Amazon classifies an item as "Fine Jewelry" if it has one or more components made with one of these precious metals, or an underlying precious metal covered with another precious metal (including vermeil). More specifically, fine jewelry metal compositions include gold, vermeil, and platinum family metals. Fine jewelry also includes jewelry made with an underlying precious metal, with the addition of silver, and plated with a precious metal.

More specifically, fine jewelry metals include bonded-gold-and-silver, gold, gold-plated-silver, palladium, platinum, platinum-and-sterling-silver, platinum-and-white-gold, platinum-and-yellow-gold, platinum-flashed-silver, platinum-plated-gold, platinum-plated-silver, rhodium-plated-gold, rhodium-plated-gold-and-silver, rhodium-plated-white-gold, rhodium-plated-yellow-gold, rose-and-white-gold, rose-and-yellow-gold, rose-gold, rose-gold-and-sterling-silver, rose-gold-flashed-silver, tri-color-gold, two-tone-silver-and-gold-plated, vermeil, white-and-yellow-gold, white-gold, white-gold-and-sterling-silver, white-gold-plated-silver, yellow-gold, yellow-gold-and-sterling-silver, yellow-gold-flashed-silver, and yellow-gold-plated-silver.

1.2 Fine jewelry gems include faceted, smooth, or rough stones or beads of the following:

Fine jewelry gems include alexandrite, almandite-garnet, amethyst, ametrine, ammolite, andalusite, andradite-garnet, apatite, aquamarine, beryl, black-diamond, black-opal, blue-diamond, blue-opal, blue-sapphire, blue-topaz, blue-zircon, boulder-opal, brown-diamond, champagne-diamond, chrome-diopside, chrome-tourmaline, chrysoberyl, chrysocolla, chrysoprase, citrine, corundum, demantoid-garnet, diamond, emerald, ethiopian-opal, fire-opal, garnet, golden-topaz, green-garnet, green-quartz, green-sapphire, green-tourmaline, grossular-garnet, heliodor, hessonite, hiddenite, imperial-topaz, indicolite, indicolite-tourmaline, iolite, jade, jadeite, jet, kunzite, kyanite, lab-grown-diamond, labradorite, lapis-lazuli, lemon-quartz, london-blue-topaz, madeira-citrine, malachite, mandarin-garnet, medusa-quartz, mint-tourmaline, moldavite, moonstone, morganite, nephrite-jade, opal, ouro-verde-quartz, padparadscha, paraiba-tourmaline, peridot, peruvian-opal, pink-amethyst, pink-diamond, pink-quartz, pink-sapphire, pink-topaz, pink-tourmaline, prasiolite-quartz, pyrope-garnet, quartz, red-diamond, rhodolite-garnet, rose-quartz, rubellite-tourmaline, ruby, rutilated-quartz, sapphire, smoky-quartz, spessartite-garnet, sphene, spinel, star-ruby, star-sapphire, swiss-blue-topaz, tanzanite, tiger-eye, topaz, tourmaline, tsavorite, turquoise, watermelon-tourmaline, white-diamond, white-sapphire, white-topaz, yellow-diamond, yellow-sapphire, yellow-topaz, zircon-gemstone, and zoisite.

1.3 Fine jewelry pearls include the following types of natural and cultured pearls:

Fine jewelry pearls include akoya-cultured, biwa-cultured, chinese-freshwater-cultured, freshwater-cultured, hybrid-cultured, keshi-cultured, mabe-cultured, natural-pearl, south-sea-baroque-cultured, south-sea-cultured, and tahitian-cultured.

2.0 Fashion Jewelry

Fashion jewelry is not made of precious metals (except precious metal plating over non-precious/base metal) and does not contain any of the precious or semi-precious gemstones, pearls, or other materials listed above in Section 1.0, Fine Jewelry.

2.1 Fashion jewelry metals include base metals, such as brass, cobalt, copper, iron pyrite, stainless steel, titanium, and tungsten. Fashion jewelry also includes jewelry made with an underlying base metal and plated with a precious metal.

More specifically, fashion jewelry metals include alloy, argentium-plated-base, argentium-plated-brass, argentium-plated-bronze, argentium-plated-silver, argentium-plated-stainless-steel, argentium-plated-titanium, argentium-silver, base, black-rhodium-plated-silver, brass, bronze, cobalt, copper, gold-filled-base, gold-plated-base, gold-plated-brass, gold-plated-bronze, gold-plated-copper, gold-plated-stainless-steel, gold-plated-titanium, nickel, pewter, platinum-and-gold-plated-base, platinum-plated-base, platinum-plated-brass, platinum-plated-bronze, platinum-plated-stainless-steel, platinum-plated-titanium, rhodium-flashed-silver, rhodium-plated-base-metal, rhodium-plated-brass, rhodium-plated-bronze, rhodium-plated-silver, rhodium-plated-stainless-steel, rhodium-plated-titanium, rose-gold-plated-base, rose-gold-plated-brass, rose-gold-plated-bronze, rose-gold-plated-stainless-steel, rose-gold-plated-titanium, silver-and-gold-plated-base, silver-plated-base, silver-plated-brass, silver-plated-bronze, silver-plated-stainless-steel, silver-plated-titanium, stainless-steel, sterling-silver, tantalum, titanium, titanium-and-stainless-steel, tungsten, yellow-gold-plated-base, yellow-gold-plated-brass, yellow-gold-plated-bronze, yellow-gold-plated-stainless-steel, and yellow-gold-plated-titanium.

2.2 Fashion jewelry gems include agate, amazonite, amber, amblygonite, aventurine, azurite, bloodstone, blue-agate, blue-amber, blue-chalcedony, botswana-agate, brazilianite , butterscotch-amber, calcite,caribbean-amber, carnelian, celestite, chalcedony,c haroite, cherry-amber, cinnabar, compressed-turquoise, copper-sunstone, cream-amber, created-alexandrite, created-amethyst, created-aquamarine, created-blue-sapphire, created-citrine, created-emerald, created-garnet, created-opal, created-padparadscha, created-peridot, created-pink-sapphire, created-quartz, created-ruby, created-sapphire, created-spinel, created-topaz, created-turquoise, created-white-sapphire, created-yellow-sapphire, cubic-zirconia, danburite, diaspore, diopside, drusy-quartz, dumortierite, dyed-howlite, epidote, fluorite, fuchsite, gaspeite, goshenite, green-amber, green-chalcedony, gypsum, hauyne, hematite, hickoryite, honey-amber, howlite, iron-pyrite, jasper, larimar, lavender-chalcedony, lemon-amber, magnesite, marcasite, moissanite, multi-color-amber, mystic-topaz, obsidian, onyx, orange-agate, orange-chalcedony, petalite, pezzottaite, pink-chalcedony, prehnite, quartzite, red-agate, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, rose-de-france, sardonyx, scapolite, sea-blue-chalcedony, selenite, serpentine, sodalite, spectrolite, sphalerite, stabilized-turquoise, strontium-titanate, sunstone-feldspar, swedish-slag, tashmarine-diopside, triplet-opal, white-agate, yellow-amber, yellow-scapolite, yttrium-aluminium-garnet, and zandrite.

2.3 Fashion jewelry pearls include composite-shell-pearls and imitation-pearls.

2.4 Other fashion jewelry materials include bamboo, bone, ceramic, coral, crystal, enamel, epoxy, fabric, feather, glass, horn, leather, plastic, resin, rhinestone, rubber, shell, and wood.

If you need further assistance with jewelry categories, contact Seller Support.

3.0 Helpful Links

3.1 FTC Jewelry Guidelines

3.2 Amazon Jewelry Quality Assurance Standards

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