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You agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Terms and Conditions of use Agreement (Agreement) with respect to our site (the Site). This Agreement constitutes the entire and only agreement between us and you, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the Site, the content of the Site, and the subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement may be amended by us at any time and at any frequency without specific notice to you. The latest Agreement will be posted on the Site, and you should review this Agreement prior to using the Site.
The content, entire website, graphics, design, and other matters related to the Site are protected under applicable copyrights and other proprietary laws, including but not limited to intellectual property laws. The copying, reproduction, use, modification or publication by you of any such matters or any part of the Site is strictly prohibited, without our express prior written permission. Under the Berne Convention, copyrights for creative works are automatically in force upon their creation without being asserted or declared. An author need not "register" or "apply for" a copyright in countries adhering to the Convention. As soon as a work is "fixed", that is, written or recorded on some physical medium, its author is automatically entitled to all copyrights in the work and to any derivative works, unless and until the author explicitly disclaims them or until the copyright expires. Foreign authors are given the same rights and privileges to copyrighted material as domestic authors in any country that signed the Convention. In the Internet age, unrestricted publication online may be considered publication in every sufficiently internet-connected jurisdiction in the world. Since this website and all material can be accessed from all internet-connected jurisdictions and some may not be signatory countries, the author's nationality provides the country of origin (in our case Switzerland), since the owner of this website is a national of Switzerland, a signatory country. The WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) is a special agreement under the Berne Convention which deals with the protection of works and the rights of their authors in the digital environment. In addition to the rights recognized by the Berne Convention, they are granted certain economic rights. The Treaty also deals with two subject matters to be protected by copyright: (i) computer programs, whatever the mode or form of their expression; and (ii) compilations of data or other material ("databases"). All conditions of the WIPO Copyright Treaty apply additionally to the Bern Convention and protect additionally all copyright of this website.
Jewellery Historian name, logo and URL
The Jewellery Historian name and logo, as well as our URL jewelleryhistorian.com may not be used or copied in any manner without our express prior written consent. All other trademarks appearing on this web site are the trademarks of their respective owners. The name "Jewellery Historian", the website "www.jewelleryhistorian.com", the content of the website, the digital version of the magazine, all issues, are property of Lucas Samaltanos-Ferrier.
Use of content
The Jewellery Historian prohibits the use, copying, distribution, transmission, display, performance and exploitation in any form or manner of any and all © copyrighted or ® trademarked content on this web site (which includes, without limitation, any and all articles, text, graphics, logos, advertisements, video clips, music clips, still photographs and software)(collectively, "Content") without The Jewellery Historian's express prior written consent. Further, the computer code that The Jewellery Historian creates to generate its web site pages is protected by copyright and any copying or adapting of such code is strictly prohibited.
Use of the Jewellery Historian website
You agree to use the Jewellery Historian website only for purposes which are lawful in every country and jurisdiction in the world and all subdivisions thereof. The Jewellery Historian website neither endorses the contents of any User communications nor assumes responsibility for any unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, indecent, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, offensive, or otherwise objectionable material contained therein, any infringement of third party intellectual property rights arising therefrom, or any crime facilitated thereby. Any attempt to gain unauthorized access to Jewellery Historian’s computer systems is prohibited. Not all areas of the Jewellery Historian may be available to you. You shall not interfere with any other User's use and enjoyment of the Jewellery Historian or another entity's use and enjoyment of similar services. The Jewellery Historian may terminate any and all information, communication(s), and/or posting(s), at any time, without notice, for conduct that violates this Agreement or other policies or guidelines set out by The Jewellery Historian elsewhere on this web site. The Jewellery Historian may delete any and all information, communication(s), and/or posting(s) for online conduct that the Jewellery Historian believes is harmful to other Users, to the website of the Jewellery Historian, its affiliates, or other third-party information provider.
You agree not to use this website:
in such a way so as to remove the copyright or trade mark notice(s) from any copies of any material made in accordance with these terms;
to disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
to disseminate any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or in any way that might infringe third party rights or that might bring the Jewellery Historian or into disrepute.
to use this website for any personal commercial use or any kind of personal benefit, other than private non-commercial use
The Jewellery Historian website and/or magazine, contains material which is owned by/or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to photos, extensive daily new stories, articles and reviews in reference with art, architecture, design, travel, jewellery, brands, history, gemstones, fashion, interviews etc. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website. Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence. From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s), nor have we any responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
Trademarks & Copyright of third parties
All trade names, trademarks or distinctive signs of any kind contained in the Web pages of the company are the property of their owners and are protected by law. The same is valid also for all Links (links) .The presence of links (links) in the Jewellery Historian Web pages is for informational purposes only.
Our articles may contain photos/texts/graphics/designs that belong to third parties. They are published for information purposes only under license.
The Jewellery Historian is publishing articles about jewellery, brands, auctions, jewellery designers, gemology, gemstones, etc. All trademarks mentioned in the Jewellery Historian’s website belong to their owners, third party brands, product names, trade names, corporate names and company names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners or registered trademarks of other companies and are used for purposes of explanation & information and to the owner's benefit, without implying a violation of copyright law.
Photos used in articles belong to their owners, third party brands, product names, trade names, corporate names and company names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners or registered trademarks of other companies and are used for purposes of explanation and to the owner's benefit, without implying a violation of copyright law.
In the case there are any other web sites referred to or accessed by hypertext link through this web site ("3rd party web sites"), the copyright of the contents of the 3rd party web sites shall belong to their respective owners. You are advised to seek the opinion of such respective owners before using and copying the contents of such 3rd party web sites.
We have made all reasonable efforts to clearly label material where the copyright is owned by a third party. Permission may need to be obtained from third parties to re-use their material. If you have reason to believe that your Content has been copied and/or is accessible on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the Service contains links or other references to another site, application, destination or service that contains Content or activity that infringes your copyright rights, you may notify us at and we will remove it.
Deleting and Modification
We reserve the right in our sole discretion, without any obligation and without any notice requirement to you, to edit or delete any documents, information or other content appearing on the Site, including this Agreement.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our officers, our share holders, our partners, attorneys and employees harmless from any and all liability, loss, damages, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney's fees, related to your violation of this Agreement or use of the Site.
THE CONTENT FOUND ON THE SITE, OR LISTED THROUGH THE SITE, IS PROVIDED "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE," AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE AND ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. WE HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE. IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT AS A LIMITATION, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF MONEY, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE NEGATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN US AND YOU THE USER. THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. THE INFORMATION AND ALL OTHER MATERIALS ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF ALL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE OR ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED.
All responsibility or liability for any damages caused by viruses contained within the electronic file containing the form or document is disclaimed. We will not be liable to you for any incidental, special or consequential damages of any kind that may result from use of or inability to use the site.
The information on this website does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Jewellery Historian. Neither should any suggestions or advice contained on this website be relied upon in place of professional advice. You are responsible for checking the accuracy of relevant facts and opinions given on this website before entering into any commitment based upon them.
All rules, terms and conditions, other policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of third-party linked websites will apply to you while on such websites. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions express in such Websites, and such Websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by us. Inclusion of any linked Website on our Site does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked Website by us. This Site and the third-party linked websites are independent entities and neither party has authority to make any representations or commitments on behalf of the other. If you decide to leave our Site and access these third-party linked sites, you do so at your own risk.
All suggestions, ideas, articles, texts, photos, designs, notes, concepts and other information you may send to us (collectively, "Submissions") shall be used to us in perpetuity and/or according to any detailed specific agreement and will not be subject to any obligation of confidence on our part. We shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submissions for any purpose, unless otherwise specified in any other written agreement, without compensation to the provider of the Submissions. Such use will by no means infringe on any property/ trade mark/ intellectual property rights.
By submitting ANY material at the Jewellery Historian ( website and/or e-magazine )
You agree to indemnify us if any third party takes action against us in relation to the material you submit;
You agree not to take action against us in relation to material that you submit.
You agree that you are the legal owner ( or act on behalf of the legal owner with it's permission ) of the material submitted.
As part of the consideration to induce the Jewellery Historian to Publish any article, Advertiser and its Agency ( press office, agency, etc ), if there be one, each agrees jointly and severally to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Jewellery Historian, its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their officers, directors, members, employees, contractors, licensees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns against any and all liability, loss, damage, and expense of any nature, including attorneys’ fees (collectively, “Losses”) arising out of any actual or potential claims for libel, invasion of privacy, harm, copyright, patent, or trademark infringement, and/or any other actual or potential claims or suits that may arise out of (a) the copying, printing, publishing, displaying, performing, distributing or transmitting of such information.
The rights of the Jewellery Historian shall in no way be affected by any dispute or claim between Advertiser and Agency ( and also but not limited to Press Office and Representative ). Advertiser and Agency agree to reimburse the Jewellery Historian for its costs and attorneys’ fees that may result from any dispute. Advertiser confirms that it has appointed Agency, if one is specified, to be its authorized representative with respect to all matters relating to advertising placed on Advertiser’s behalf with the understanding that Agency may be paid a commission.
You agree that the Jewellery Historian has the unrestricted right to use the material submited in any way and for any purpose, unless specified in a written agreement.
You agree that the Jewellery Historian has the unrestricted right to use the submited material as many times the Jewellery Historian wants and to any of its publications and website with no restriction of any kind.
You agree not to receive any compensation on behalf the Jewellery Historian for the material submited.
You agree that the use of material submited by no means infridge any property, copyright, trademark, intellectual righs and any legal rights.
You agree that the Jewellery Historian's liability shall be limited in ALL cases to the maximum ammount you paid for publication. In case you haven't paid, this ammount is zero ( 0 ) and you accept that the Jewellery Historian has no responsibility.
You agree that it is at the Jewelelry Historian's sole discretion to publish or not the material submitted in the website and/or the e.-magazine.
In the event of the Jewellery Historian’s errors in or omissions of any article(s), the Jewellery Historian’s liability shall be limited to a credit of the amount paid attributable to the space of the error/omission (in no event shall such credit exceed the total amount paid to the Jewellery Historian for the article), and the Jewellery Historian shall have no liability unless the error/omission is brought to the Jewellery Historian’s attention no later than 60 days after the article is first Published.
In no event will the Jewellery Historian have any liability for errors or omissions caused by force majeure or errors in key numbers. This also applies in the event of a suspension of the Jewellery Historian’s Service due to computer, software, or network malfunction, congestion, repair, strike, accidents, fire, flood, storms, terrorist attacks, acts of war or any other cause or contingencies or force majeure beyond the reasonable control of the Jewellery Historian.
If you send any text, images, audio or other content to this website you accept that we shall have the right to use that content in perpetuity unrestricted and/or according to any detailed specific agreement, throughout the world, in all known and discovered mediums and for all purposes and we shall have the right to make it available to the public on this website and otherwise. All material must comply with the rules, set out below. We may require you to confirm the rights granted in this paragraph and where requested to do so you shall provide all reasonable assistance to us.
Print On Demand Service
This service is offered by a company external to the Jewellery Historian. Print-on-Demand (POD) is a service that allows readers to order high-quality print copies of the Jewellery Historian. We have partnered with an external company to provide this service to you. All orders are proceed by the third-part website and in no case the Jewellery Historian has access or any liability for, but not limited to, any information provided when customers place orders, orders, print quality.
Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall the Jewellery Historian be liable for any damages that result from the use of or inability to use these services. The Jewellery Historian will not accept liability for damage or loss of orders or content. Notwithstanding the above, exclusive remedies for all damage and loss shall not exceed the aggregate dollar amount which were paid directly to the Jewellery Historian for the production of the damaged products.
Rules of Acceptable Use
Reader Response and any pages of the website where you are capable of posting material are provided for the exchange of lawful, relevant, fair and appropriate information, opinions and comment. Use of the website that is inconsistent with those stated intentions is strictly prohibited. Your use of these forums and the website generally is subject to the following terms which, by your use of the forums and the website, you are deemed to accept (and which amount to a non-exhaustive list of prohibited acts).
You may not use obscene or offensive language.
You may not place on the website any material which is defamatory, abusive, discriminatory or hateful or which applauds, encourages or entices abuse, discrimination or hate.
You may not post any material on the website which compromises the privacy or security of anyone other than yourself.
You may not place on the website any material which may encourage criminal conduct or which may give rise to civil liability, or which is otherwise unlawful.
You may not place on the site any material belonging to any person other than yourself without the prior written consent of the owner of it. In case the content of any of your posts, comments and reviews originates from a design related website or blog other than the “Jewellery Historian”, you must provide us with the link of the source. We hold the rights to delete your post/comment/story, in the case you do not provide us with the link of the source, as mentioned above.
Removal of content
We will not view or edit or pre-screen any contribution that you or anyone else make to the forums or to the website generally and therefore, unless we are specifically notified of the nature of any item of content, you cannot assume that we are responsible for having made it available on the website. We, and others that we designate, shall have the right (but not the obligation) at our sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is posted to, or available on, the forums or the website without the need to give any reasons for doing so.
You may not place on the website any material that authorises, enables or encourages the dissemination of junk mail or chain letters.
You grant the Jewellery Historian the unrestricted right to use, reproduce, translate and distribute any material you place on the site, publish it in whole or part of it.
Whilst we do not pre-screen submissions placed on our online forums, we do have the right but not the obligation at our sole discretion to publish in whole or in part, review, move or delete any material submitted to our online forums.
The Jewellery Historian accepts no responsibility for any statements, material or other submissions placed on our online forums by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage resulting from your breach of these Rules of Acceptable Use.
If you object to the publication of any material placed on our online forums (or anywhere else on this website) please let us know by sending an appropriately worded email to and we will take whatever action we deem appropriate.
Competition terms and conditions
When we do competitions additional terms and conditions apply and a link to them is provided during the entire duration of the competition.
Trademarks & Copyright
Trade marks/ images/names/logos/website links and everything found on this website is fully protected by the Trade mark and copyright laws.
In the event that any term of these Terms & Conditions of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms & Conditions of Use shall remain valid and enforceable.
Variation of these Terms & Conditions of Use.
The Jewellery Historian reserves the right to vary these Terms & Conditions of Use from time to time. Such variations become effective immediately upon the posting of the varied Terms & Conditions of Use on the website. By continuing to use the website you will be deemed to accept such variations.
Service access and changes to our website
While we endeavour to ensure that the Website is available 24 hours a day, we do not guarantee that the Website or any content on it will always be available or be uninterrupted. We will not be liable to you if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.
Our Views on Privacy
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are eighteen or under, you must obtain your parent's or guardian's permission before you send us any personal data.
What personal information do we collect?
We log your Internet Protocol (IP) address in order to receive and send information from and to you over the internet.
When you register on our website, register for our newsletter, make an enquiry, submit material for inclusion on our website, enter a competition, or order products or services from us, you may be asked to provide some personal data such as your name, address, email address and interests.
The Jewellery Historian will never give these information to any other part. But since we can be victims of a cyber attack orof illegal actions, you must bear in mind that if you include any personal data in any material you submit for inclusion on our website, it may be seen by anyone visiting this website anywhere in the world. Please do not submit any personal data that you do not want to be made public in this way, and please do not send us any personal data about anyone else without their permission.
We also automatically collect data about visitors to our website (for example on browsing patterns) by using cookies. We collect data relating to the routing, duration and time of communications (traffic data), such as records of the parts of our website you have visited, services you have used, and your location.
Cookies & Privacy
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owner of the site.
What cookies do we use and why?
Some of the cookies we use are necessary to enable you to move around the Website and use its features such as accessing secure areas that may contain content for registered users. We also use functional cookies to record information about the choices you have made and to allow us to tailor the site to our users; for example, to remember your language or region or that you have already completed a survey. This information is usually anonymised and is not used for any other purpose. We or our service providers also use analytic services to help us understand how effective our content is, what interests our users have, and to improve how this Website works. In addition, we use web beacons or tracking pixels to count visitor numbers and performance cookies to track how many individual users access this Website and how often. This information is used for statistical purposes only and it is not our intention to use such information to personally identify any user. However, if you have registered and signed into this Website we may combine this information with information from our web analytic services and cookies to analyze how you use this Website in more detail. This Website does not use Targeting Cookies to deliver targeted advertising to Website visitors.
How to control cookies?
By using this Website you agree that we can place cookies on your computer or device as explained above. However, you can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please bear in mind that removing or blocking cookies can impact on your user experience and parts of this Website may no longer be fully accessible.
External web services
We sometimes use external web services on this Website to display content within the web pages of this Website, for example to display images, show videos or run polls. As with the social buttons, we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your use of this embedded content.
We may also use tracking technologies to determine whether you have read, clicked on, or forwarded certain email communications we send to you so that we can make our communications more helpful and interesting. If you do not wish us to confirm whether you have opened, clicked on or forwarded our communications, you will need to unsubscribe, as it is not possible for us to send these emails without tracking enabled. Registered subscribers can update their communication preferences at any time by contacting us or you can unsubscribe following the instructions in the individual email communications you receive from us. We may modify or amend this Notice from time to time at our discretion. We encourage you to periodically review this Notice to be informed about how we are using cookies.
Privacy & private data
In case you have to provide us with personal data of your own ( e.g. your e-mail account) and for specific reasons ( e.g. newsletter subscription etc., passwords or registration), such data will remain private and personal and they will not be distributed to other third parties ( personal data protection).
Remember that by using the publicly accessible portions of our Service you may be exposed to Content that is opinionated, offensive, and/or inappropriate, including Content that violates the Agreement, but not all of such Content is actionable. We ask that you not use the Service, or lodge complaints against other users, to facilitate a personal dispute. If you have a legitimate complaint about another user, please do the following:
If you have reason to believe that another person is using the Service in a way that is harmful to you (e.g., to impersonate or imitate you, or to stalk, bully, threaten, intimidate or otherwise harass you), we urge you to contact your local authorities and the Jewellery Historian at
You agree to indemnify the Jewellery Historian, its affiliated companies, contractors, employees, agents and its third-party suppliers, licensors, and partners from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, including legal fees and expenses, arising out of your use or misuse of the Jewellery Historian Service, any violation by you of these Terms, or any breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants made by you in these Terms. The Jewellery Historian reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify the Jewellery Historian, and you agree to cooperate with the Jewellery Historian's defense of these claims. Upon notice of any impending claim, action or proceeding, the Jewellery Historian will use reasonable efforts to notify of any indemnification obligation.
No Class Actions.
YOU AND THE JEWELLERY HISTORIAN AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and the Jewellery Historian agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
If you have reason to believe you may be the victim of an online crime, such as identity theft, fraud, infringement, or hacking, you may contact immediately your local authorities and the Jewellery Historian at
If you have reason to believe that your Content has been copied and/or is accessible on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the Service contains links or other references to another site, application, destination or service that contains Content or activity that infringes your copyright rights, you may notify us at and we will remove it.
Your use of the Jewellery Historian constitutes acceptance of this Agreement. You hereby waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of this Agreement and lack of signing or other form of electronic execution by the parties hereto. You agree to abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and any additional terms, conditions, rules or procedures imposed by the Jewellery Historian or by third party content providers in connection with third-party content, software or services available on, through or in connection with the Jewellery Historian.