All Verified Sellers must adhere to the Listing Guide when submitting items for sale on any of The Treasures Auctions Network websites.
The following website specific rules have been introduced by the Treasures Auctions Network to uphold the high standard of products and being sold. Many of the rules below have come about due to the subjectiveness of certain terms in the opal and gemstone industry. These rules are in place to ensure our customers receive a consistent and accurate product.
Harlequin - Seek the approval of the Opal Sheriff before using this term on an Opal
Opal listed in “No Reserve Opal Online Auctions” must be over 1ct in total.
Smoked Opal - Treatment must be declared in the title, the description field and system fields if applicable.
Ethiopian Opal - All listings of Ethiopian Opal Rough or Specimens must include at least the following photos in addition to photos showing the item wet -
1 image of the dry Opal Rough / Specimen in your bare hand
1 image of the dry Opal Rough / Specimen with light behind it to show cracks / inclusions.
Dry Photo = Rough / Specimen has been out of water for 24 hours or more.
Ethiopian Opal - All listings of Ethiopian Opal Rough or Specimens must have a description on each photo, either‘Image Taken Wet’ or ‘Image Taken Dry’.
At time of listing, all details including photos and photos of certificates if applicable must be present
No placeholder auctions, no “Awaiting listing” auctions, no “Awaiting certification”, no “coming soon” auctions, no store advertising auctions are permitted
Private auctions must run for a period of 7 days or less and must be removed if not sold immediately
Item specifics have to be accurate including weight, dimensions, clarity, origin, treatment and quantity
In the description box – Shape, origin, treatment, clarity, colour, quantity, brief description of the actual item for sale. DO not include Weight or Dimensions on description box, use the system fields
System fields (Weight, Dimensions, Treatments etc) must be used where applicable
Do not insert logo’s, links, HTML or anything other than pain text into the description box
When listing a parcel, fill in the system dimension field as the dimensions of the largest stone in the parcel and be sure to include quantity of items in the item description box. Only if the stones differ greatly in size in a parcel should you list the sizes individually in the Item Description Box.
If you are selling a parcel the entire parcel must be certified not just 1 item in the parcel.
ALL SITES - ITEM LISTING PHOTOS
All listings must have at least 2 different photos showing item from different angles or 1 photo & 1 video
All listings must have a photo of the item being held in your hand, without gloves. This photo must show the size of the stone in ratio to a human hand/fingers
The primary photo must be a photo of the item, not the certificate if the item is certified
The primary photo must be a photo of the complete parcel of items if a parcel is being sold
The photos must be of the actual item being sold, no generic, stock or bulk / multi list photos are permitted
Images must provide the buyer an accurate representation of the item and must not be over enhanced
If the item is certified a photo of the actual certificate must be included. It must be a clear, in focus, legible photo and be able to match the certificate to the item being sold. Including weight, dimension, title of item, name of approved lab, etc
The photos of the item must be yours, not from another person or website.
ALL SITES - ITEM LISTING VIDEOS
Videos must not have sound unless you are giving a commentary of the item being sold
SELLER STORE DETAILS
Photos used in Logo’s or hero auctions must be your own.
TERMS THAT NEED THE APPROVAL OF THE SHERIFF’S
Museum Grade / Quality
Investment Grade / Quality
Collectors Grade / Quality
If there are any questions about the listing guide specifics above, please contact the Sheriff.
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