EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1821 - June 26, 2008     1 of 5

eBay Separates Fine Jewelry from Fashion Jewelry

Email This Story to a Friend

eBay announced it is making significant changes to the Jewelry categories in August & September and will create a top-level division between Fine Jewelry and Fashion Jewelry. "Fine" jewelry will be defined as precious metals and natural (not lab-created) stones. eBay said it heard from the community that it is currently difficult to sort between higher price-point jewelry pieces and the more fashion-oriented items. will create a separate section for Engagement/Wedding/Anniversary Jewelry , will update and add more Item Specifics (product attributes), and will align more with the eBay UK Jewelry structure to increase opportunity for cross-border trade.

In August, sellers of Fine Jewelry will need to move their listings into the new Fine Jewelry section and adopt new Item Specifics.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to

You may quote up to 50 words of any article on the condition that you attribute the article to and either link to the original article or to
All other use is prohibited.