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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Can I Spray Tan Whilst Wearing Jewellery.

This is a sigh question,  of course you can. No one stops you wearing whatever you wish when you have a spray tan.
There are no laws, lol,  but every piece of jewellery you wear will be spray tanned too.
Your gold will be spray tanned, your silver the same and your diamonds and other precious gems will be spray tanned.
Plus wouldn't it just be better for tan lines if you just took it off?  I'm pretty sure the people who do spray tans advise you to take jewellery off.
When we get to vintage costume jewellery,  some of these are delicate pieces and you are just going to coat them in chemicals, that will cover the stones and the metals, and probably decay the settings as well as the metals and stones.
Of course you can choose to wear your jewellery whilst being spray tanned, if you want outlines left  when you take jewellery off. I guess that could give a pretty interesting look for a while. If that's
what you are after.

Friday, 10 May 2019

What Does AF mean on Jewellery Auctions.

If you visit auctions or vintage sites you will no doubt see the term AF.
So what does it actually mean?
AF means ' as found ' , so what does ' as found ' actually mean?
Well it means you see it in the actual condition it is in ' as found '. So if you have the ability to view the goods you should. As soon as a seller mentions AF, if you can you view that item, do so that's if you want to bid/buy it.
AF can be a massive pain in the bum if you are an online/oversees bidder and cant touch or see the goods, a lot of  sellers on ebay and other auction sites use this term ( When they use AF they are usually saying the item is broken in some way )
Mostly when the term AF is described to a vintage or antique piece it means its broken, incomplete or damaged in some way, as stated above.
If you still wish to bid you should ask the auction house/ seller what has made this piece be described as AF, if its just something simple like a broken link, or something you could fix then good luck,  it could be something massive like missing diamonds, or chain links beyond repair. Remember a good seller/auction house will answer your questions in advance of sale.