Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries #534660-00024

Submission Number:
534660-00024
Commenter:
Mark Noelke
Organization:
Altemueller Jewelry
State:
MO
Initiative Name:
Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries

I have been involved in the jewelry industry for the last 28 years and I would like to comment about the proposed changes for the use of the term "platinum" I feel: *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 is 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. Thank you very much for listening to my comments. Mark L. Noelke