16 CFR Part 23; Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries: Public Roundtable; Project No. G711001 #00024 

Submission Number:
00024 
Commenter:
Christopher Ploof
Organization:
Chris Ploof Designs
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 23; Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries: Public Roundtable; Project No. G711001
Dear FTC, I have attached an opinion letter authored by Eddie Bell of Rio Grande Jewelry that I agree with completely. I believe the current jewelry marking regulations do not protect the consumer as best they can. The current marking rules also make it difficult for small jewelers working in the United States to compete with larger companies. The attached letter summarizes my opinions. Thank You.