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Event Description

The FTC will hold a public roundtable to examine possible modifications to the FTC’s Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries.  Specifically, the roundtable panels will focus on two issues: (1) the marketing of alloy products containing precious metals in amounts below the Guides’ minimum thresholds; and (2) surface applications of precious metals.

Attendance and Pre-Registration Information

The roundtable will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the FTC’s Satellite Building Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW; with registration beginning at 8 a.m. It is free and open to the public.

Pre-registration is not required but is encouraged to help staff plan the event. To pre-register, please email your name and affiliation to

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  • Request for Comments

    The Commission invites additional comments regarding specific questions to be addressed at the roundtable, as outlined in a Federal Register Notice. Interested parties may file those comments online or on paper by June 5, 2013.  Write “Jewelry Guides Roundtable, 16 CFR Part 23, Project No. G711001” on your comment, and file your comment online by following the instructions on the web-based form.  To file your comment on paper, mail or deliver it to Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H-113 (Annex O), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20580.  All comments received will be posted at

FTC Privacy Policy

Under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) or other laws, we may be required to disclose to outside organizations the information you provide when you pre-register. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, and as a matter of discretion, we make every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments before posting them on the FTC website.

The FTC Act and other laws we administer permit the collection of your pre-registration contact information and the comments you file to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. For additional information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see the Commission’s comprehensive Privacy Policy.

This event is open to the public and may be photographed, videotaped, webcast, or otherwise recorded. By participating in this event, you are agreeing that your image — and anything you say or submit — may be posted indefinitely at or on one of the Commission's publicly available social media sites.