Does anyone know of any reputable Alaskan Jade source that can
stand up to testing? I accurately represent every piece I offer and
nothing short of this will do.
I think you got to the heart of the matter right there. Who can
fault you if you state clearly what your stone is? Do the testing of
petrograpic analysis, assays etc. as necessary and put that on the
label. I made it sort of a hobby to collect jewelry ads and flyers,
in part because some of them are works of pictorial art in
themselves. I study the word smithing. If a stone is sold as "real
diamond" and has a footnote beside it like (1) then the buyer is
required to read (1) which may say this is lab-made diamond and as
long as no statute law prohibits using the wording real diamond in
this context there is no deception.
If there is no statute law proscribing the Alaska Jade wording, put
(1) beside your ads and footnote the analysis. Advertising hoopla is
another matter - Diamonds are a girl's best friend? Diamonds are
forever? Do you sell Alaska Black Diamond as well?