||An item is generally considered Vintage if it is older
than 30 years old and is considered Antique if it is over
100 years old. Pretty Snazzy uses these guidelines when
describing an item. Whenever possible the approximate
timeframe is given for a piece, but since Pretty Snazzy is
primarily a vintage jewelry and rhinestones dealer, an item
will not necessarily say that it is vintage or
in the description.
||If an item is obviously newer than 30 years old it will
be described as new, newer or
contemporary in the
description. So if there is no age given in a description
and Pretty Snazzy believes that it is older than 30 years
old, it is considered vintage or antique and can be
assumed by the customer as such.
||Special care is given in describing whether a particular
rhinestone color, size and shape is new or vintage. We
understand how important this can be for the customer. If
the rhinestones are being used for vintage jewelry repair,
you may prefer to have vintage stones so that the color
matches a bit closer. Jewelry designers many times prefer
the new stones for their designs. Please donít ever hesitate
to inquire if you need a particular stone and donít see it
on the website. We have a large selection of stones Ė not
all of which are on the website. We also have clear stones
that may have a bit more yellow in them than we would
normally send out in an order. This may be the exact thing
that is needed to repair a vintage jewelry item though. Just
ask! We never mind taking a look.
For more rhinestone information, download our rhinestone
information flier with a size chart, shape chart, and
helpful hints on rhinestone replacement techniques.
||Conditions are always identified in the descriptions of
jewelry items on the Pretty Snazzy website. Below is a list
of the definitions of each of those terms. If an item is
described as Very Good, Good or Fair condition, the flaw(s) will usually be identified.
||Vintage in like new condition. Usually (but not always)
in the original box or card.
||Outstanding condition. No noticeable wear
to plating, no stones missing, all stones in excellent
condition with no noticeable discoloration or spotting.
Enamel is intact with no noticeable chipping or wear. Backs
of pieces (especially earrings) may show some wear and still
be marked as excellent condition as long as any wear is not
seen when item is worn.
||No stones missing but there may be very
slight darkening, yellowing or spotting in one or a few them
but most will be in very good shape. May be some minor wear
to plating but it does not detract from the piece. Enamel
chipping/wear will be minimal.
||Still very wearable but there may be more
noticeable wear to the plating. There may be more
significant darkening, yellowing or spotting to stones. Any
enamel chipping will be noticeable but intact overall.
||Significant wear to plating and/or major
darkening/yellowing of stones. Any enamel chipping/wear will