Jewelry TV Gets Heat Over Andesine Sales

The Associated Press reports that a California woman has filed a $5 million class-action lawsuit against Jewelry Television, of Knoxville, Tenn., accusing the home-shopping network and Internet retailer of false advertising. Marliese Weed claims in the lawsuit filed May 23 that Jewelry Television sold gemstones described as rare and expensive red or green andesine labradorites, AP reports. Weed said the items were actually colorless or yellow common feldspar that had been chemically treated. Weed's suit was joined by a second false-advertising class-action lawsuit filed by a Kodak, Tenn., couple according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. The second suit claims the shopping network “fraudulently advertised and misrepresented” the gemstone andesine-labradorite as being “highly coveted” and “extremely rare,” the newspaper reports. Both lawsuits deal with andesine enhancemen
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