I’ve been looking back in the archives for answers to my questions,
but haven’t been successful. In another forum, we’ve been looking
at and discussing FTC guidelines in regards to jewelry. The post
that came close to what I’m looking for is the following:
I have looked at the FTC guidelines, specifically at =A7 23.9
Additional guidance for the use of quality marks. What is stated
still doesn’t answer my question, so I’m hoping that someone will
have the answer for me with regards to stamping.
Right now, I work primarily with sterling silver and fine silver.
Eventually , I plan to create jewelry in the karat golds… when I
can afford it.
On all of my chains, I am attaching a “sterling” stamp that I have
made. Is this acceptable to do this within FTC guidelines, or does
one have to have a quality mark of the designer attached along with
This is a note from the guidelines: Note 1 to =A7 23.9: Legibility of
markings. If a quality mark is engraved or stamped on an industry
product, or is printed on a tag or label attached to the product,
the quality mark should be of sufficient size type as to be legible
to persons of normal vision, should be so placed as likely to be
observed by purchasers, and should be so attached as to remain
thereon until consumer purchase.
I’m not finding any stating that one has to have both.
Please help me find the correct on this. Thanks,