General disclaimer

The AJU site terms of use


The AJU site is only a venue. This web site acts as a venue for interested parties to share ideas regarding jewelry and related topics and does not always screen or censor the entire content presented. As a result, The AJU has restricted control over the quality, safety or legality of the information posted or the truth or accuracy of such information.

Release of Claims

Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, AJU cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Because we do not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behavior of participants on the site, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you release AJU (and all affiliates, sponsors and supporters) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

Warning on Content: Acknowledgement

AJU is under no legal obligation to control the content provided by other users which is made available through the site and/or any other web site linked herein. By its very nature, other people's content may be offensive, harmful or inaccurate, and in some cases will be mislabeled or deceptively labeled.

We expect that you will use caution and common sense when using the AJU site and/or any other web site linked herein.

AJU content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. We make no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any such content, whether originated by AJU or by any other party. The use of the AJU site and its content is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the site and may be made at any time for any reason or no reason without prior notice.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the form, accuracy and all other aspects of any content which you submit to the AJU site.

No Warranty by AJU

We do not warrant that the AJU site will operate error-free or that AJU is free of computer viruses or other harmful mechanisms. If your use of AJU or its contents results in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, we are not responsible for these costs. The site and its contents are provided on an 'as is' basis without any warranties of any kind. We hereby disclaim all warranties, whether express or implied, including the warranty of merchantability, fitness for particular purpose and non-infringement to the fullest extend permitted by law. AJU makes no warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the content, services, software, text, graphics, and links provided on the AJU site.

Disclaimer of Liability: Limitation

in no event shall AJU or any of its affiliates be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the AJU site or its contents, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not we are advised of the possibility of such damages.

Our maximum liability arising out of, or in connection with the AJU site or your use of its contents, regardless of the cause of action will not exceed ten dollars ($10).

Legal Jurisdiction

When using information from AJU, you agree that the legal jurisdiction is the civil court in the USA.

Links to Other Sites

The AJU site may contain links to third party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by AJU of the contents on such third-party web sites. AJU is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party web sites. If you decide to access linked third party web sites, you do so at your own risk.


You agree any content you post, submit, contribute or otherwise provide to the AJU is not protected by someones copyright, trade secret, patent rights or any other intellectual property rights, or by privacy rights.

Unless otherwise noted the content of AJU is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License.
When you copy any of the work for publication, we require you to add the following HTML code to each page you create or derive from AJU:

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Most images on this website are reproductions from files on Wikimedia Commons. Images that are not from Wikimedia Commons are found attributed to their owner and do not fall under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License.

Any use for commercial purposes is prohibited.

When you think we have violated your copyright, please inform us as soon as possible with all the necessary details and we will make sure that the data and/or images are updated or deleted from the pages.


AJU reserves the right to pursue all of its legal remedies upon any breach by you of these Terms of Use. AJU reserves the right, at its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, at any time, to delete any of your postings from the AJU site and/or immediately terminate your registration with or ability to access the AJU.

If any provision of these Terms of Use are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term.