By jove, you've got it!! Who wrote up the law? Lawyers,
bureaucrats, specialists in everything but jewelry making!!??
Idealists...not realists the bunch of them. Its like the recent
creation of the law to stop 'blood diamonds'. I know there are many
out there who are passionate about this subject, but......just as
many, perhaps more, see little worth in the law. If you read it, it
is legalese at its worst. Obviously created by politicos and other
well-meaning but ill informed 'specialists' who want to make a name
for themselves in the arena of hype and passion.
So one makes a beautiful 'hand made' piece of jewelry using all the
specified parts and pieces named in the law....than sets a $1.50
machine cut stone??
Cheers from Don at The Charles Belle Studio in SOFL where simple
elegance IS fine jewelry! @coralnut1