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FTC Guides


[From the GIA “Gold and Precious Metals Course”]

…the US Federal Trade Commission…

The Guides, which cover a broad range of industry standards, were
revised in 1996. They include guidelines for trading in diamonds
and other cultured and imitation pearls, metallic
watch bands, and other industry products.

You can obtain a copy of the revised guides free of charge by
writing to: Federal Trade Commission Public Reference Branch
Attention: Room 130 Washington, DC 20580

             Or telephone (202) 326-2222

Specify the full title: “Guides for the Jewelry, Precious
Metals, and Pewter Industries, 16 CFR Part 23”

For clarifications or specific questions on interpreting the
Guides, submit written queries only to:

Jeweler’s Vigilance Committee, Inc.
401 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

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