16 CFR Part 23, Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries; Project No. G711001 #00004

Submission Number:
00004
Commenter:
Michael Richards
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 23, Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries; Project No. G711001
I am opposed to the use of the word gold to describe any alloy less than 10kt. This change would be misleading to the public and is not needed for any reason other than to deceive the buying public. I am 100% opposed to the inclusion and use of the word "cultured" in reference to synthetic lab grown diamonds in any manner. As above, this change is not needed, is meant to confuse the issue with the public and will be deceptively applied to try to give equal acceptance to man made diamonds which are totally different than the culturing process used in pearls. The proposed FTC guidelines in regard to varietal names of gemstones is both needed and useful in the protection of the buying public. I am a supporter of this proposed change. The proposed change in regard to lead glass filled corundum is a change that will help protect the buying public and I am in favor of this change. The disclosure of rhodium plating over platinum or karat gold is considered a traditionally used process and this disclosure is not needed to protect the buying public. I am opposed to this change.