|Received:||8/12/2008 11:59:26 AM|
|Organization:||Austin & Warburton|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries|
Comments:My opinion of the pending issue regarding the marking and disclosure of cheap plaitnum alloys is as follows: • that platinum/base metal jewelry should not be allowed to use the term “platinum;” • that the current FTC proposal is unworkable in terms of industry implementation and would be confusing to consumers; • and that it’s not in harmony with international standards. • The submission will also reiterate a suggestion the Task Force made in 2005, when this matter was first raised, which is to recommend that the FTC consider a new and different name for jewelry comprised of platinum and base metals.