Gemworld Blasts JVC

In a letter dated June 23, 2000, to Cecilia Gardner, executive director of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Gemworld International's research director Stuart Robertson argues that JVC's stance on the non-disclosure of treatments is wrong. Gardner has asked the Federal Trade Commission to allow the next generation of FTC Guides for the Jewelry Industry to read: "Permanent treatments which do not create special care requirements should be disclosed if the treatment has an effect on the stone's value and if said treatment(s) are known or reasonably should have been known to the seller at the time of sale." According to Robertson and others,all treatments affect value. Some trade representatives are even pointing the finger at Gardner, saying that it looks like JVC's board of directors-made up mainly of representatives from large chain stores-is pushing Gardner in a direction that will ma
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