JCK, JVC Take The Lead For Honest Marking

Section 6, Subsection (c) in the contract which all exhibitors at The JCK International Jewelry Show sign off on reads: "Exhibitors must conform with the provisions of the National Gold and Silver Marking Act 15 USC294 et seq. (the stamping act) as well as the Federal Trade Commission Guides for the Jewelry Industry 16CFR Part 23, including the Guide Against Deceptive Pricing. All quality marked jewelry must carry the manufacturer's trademark." That's a very explicit clause. The problem is, a number of observers have told us, some exhibitors ignore it - and these same observers assure us that a number of exhibitors at all U.S. jewelry shows pay no heed to such rules even though they constitute mandates of the Federal Government. Offending exhibitors, many of whom are foreign, usually offer two routine excuses if they are called to task. First, I didn't know the law. Second, I failed

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