16 CFR Part 23, Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries; Project No. G711001 #00051

Submission Number:
00051
Commenter:
Mary Ann White
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 23, Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries; Project No. G711001
I oppose the exclusion of cast jewelry from the Handmade Claims Section 23.2 of the Jewelry Guidelines. Not only is casting an art form in itself , it would be more relevant to exclude manufacturing jewellers (who employ a small army of people to machine finish their products )from the Handmade Claims section of the guidelines rather than small independent jewellers like myself. Everything I produce is genuinely handmade even if I do cast pieces.