Letters

Rubies: More to the Story The April issue of JCK has a warning about ruby prices in the “Up Front” section on page 17. The quotes used are from me, as I relayed the information to an audience in Tucson during one of my seminars. Did I warn that rubies may take the next “hit,” as did emeralds, over the treatment debate? Did I warn and even predict that prices would fall for rubies? Did I state that the jeweler-gemologist is asked to perform at a higher level than the Gemological Institute of America? Yes, to all. However, the closing statement in the “Up Front” piece indicates that I urged retailers to “Be up front, honest, and disclose.” The closing statement is where there is more to the story. Readers should not take this news article to imply that I have predicted the downfall of the ruby industry. I did inform the audience that nondisclosure of new gem treatments
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