At the risk of having anything stripped from the message, I am
adding the text from an FTC booklet that can be downloaded that
relates to this.
23.3 Misuse of the Terms "hand-made," "hand-polished," etc.
(a) It is unfair or deceptive to represent, directly or by
implication, that any industry product is hand- made or
hand-wrought unless the entire shaping and forming of such
product from raw materials and its finishing and decoration
were accomplished by hand labor and manually-controlled methods
which permit the maker to control and vary the construction,
shape, design, and finish of each part of each individual
product. Note to paragraph (a): As used herein, "raw materials"
include bulk sheet, strip, wire, and similar items that have
been cut, shaped, or formed into jewelry parts, semi- finished
parts, or blanks.
(b) It is unfair or deceptive to represent, directly or by
implication, that any industry product is hand-forged,
hand-engraved, hand-finished, or hand-polished, or has been
otherwise hand-processed, unless the operation described was
accomplished by hand labor and manually-controlled methods
which permit the maker to control and vary the type, amount,
and effect of such operation on each part of each individual
Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
FC EDERAL RADE OMMISSION T FTC OR HE ONSUMER 1-877-FTC-HELP