San Antonio Jewelers Accused of Non-Disclosure

A San Antonio TV station has accused a pair of local jewelers of selling lasered and filled stones without disclosing the treatments. According to a seven-minute TroubleShooters segment on NBC affiliate KCOL, area store Lloyd's Jewelers didn't reveal that a $4,000 stone bought by the show's producers was fracture-filled. Another local store, Gold Unlimited, didn't tell producers its gem had a laser drill hole, the show reported. At the second store, the show's producers even raised the topic of clarity-enhancement, only to have the salesperson say they didn't sell such stones. The stones were examined by local appraiser Kirk Root, whose findings were double-checked by the Gemological Institute of America. Both stores eventually gave the producers refunds. Reporter Brian Collister became interested in the story after hearing about several consumer complaints about a local jeweler

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