Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries #534660-00018

Submission Number:
534660-00018
Commenter:
Anthony Baldwin
State:
OH
Initiative Name:
Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries

As a craftsman dealing directly with the public, the confusion existing now regarding platinum plated jewelry being sold on television is difficult enough to try and explain. The often misrepresented process of rhodium plating leads many people that I now deal with to believe there is a value far above what they are actually purchasing. That is why I strongly oppose proposed amendments to the platinum section of the FTC’s Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries, 16 CFR part 23. I would hope that consumer protection weighs heavily regarding the final approval or denial of this proposal. As I read the proposal, as it is written now, I think that it will only serve to confuse the public more. Anthony Baldwin