GILC Ruby Committee Adopts Lead Glass-Filled Ruby Disclosure

Members of the GILC Ruby Committee reached an agreement on the
disclosure for lead glass-filled ruby following months of discussion and
debate after the Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference which
was held in Tucson earlier this year.

The vote from GILC Ruby
Committee members resulted in acceptance of disclosure for lead
glass-filled ruby as, “Composite-Ruby, Glass-Filled, Requires Special
Care”. The aim of the Ruby Committee is to recommend disclosure language
at the retail level which might not be the same disclosure standards
required of gemstone traders. While composite ruby and glass-filled is
properly used for disclosure language, the committee feels that it is
necessary that “special care required” be included when selling this

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