Susan Caplan definition of vintage
All our costume jewellery is made from a metal alloy consisting of either steel, brass, or bronze, then plated in gold, silver, rhodium or chrome. Some vintage pieces can contain trace levels of lead or nickel which may cause the skin to react. If you have sensitive skin or an allergy to metal, please keep this fact in mind.
We consider vintage items to be 20 years or older. The exact age is sometimes unknown so periods are approximate. Most of our items are pre-owned or from rediscovered collections, some not old enough to be considered vintage -.please note, these items do not carry the word "vintage" in their description on this website.