16 CFR Part 23, Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries; Project No. G711001 #00034

Submission Number:
00034
Commenter:
Robert Argo
Organization:
Argo & Lehne
State:
Ohio
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 23, Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries; Project No. G711001
For an item to be termed gold, the requirements should be made more strict, not more lax. 10 karat is less than 1/2 gold and already has more alloy than gold in it. The requirement should be upped to 14 karat or at the very minimum 12k as anything less than 50% gold is misleading. No fine jewelry is made with 10k or 12k now- just some class rings and men's stuff and low end stuff that is junk. To lower it further is crazy- why not 1 karat gold? The only ones to benefit from lowering standards are those that sell sow's ears and call them silk purses. The finest jewelers where quality is the norm sell only 18k.