Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries #534660-00006

Submission Number:
534660-00006
Commenter:
Craig Warburton
Organization:
Austin & Warburton
State:
MI
Initiative Name:
Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries

My opinion of the pending issue regarding the marking and disclosure of cheap plaitnum alloys is as follows: • that platinum/base metal jewelry should not be allowed to use the term “platinum,” • that the current FTC proposal is unworkable in terms of industry implementation and would be confusing to consumers, • and that it’s not in harmony with international standards. • The submission will also reiterate a suggestion the Task Force made in 2005, when this matter was first raised, which is to recommend that the FTC consider a new and different name for jewelry comprised of platinum and base metals.