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Consumer Alert Industry organizations concerned about increase of “highly treated ‘Ruby’ products”

Industry groups have detected an increased supply of highly treated “Ruby” products in the marketplace. According to information gathered by various industry members, these lead glass filled red stones are being sold throughout the supply chain including in U.S. department stores, venues in the Caribbean and elsewhere. These treated red stones have significant fissures filled with relatively large quantities of Lead Glass. They are often being sold as “Natural Rubies” without proper disclosure and most importantly with NO information on the required special care to maintain the appearance of the product.

Adeler Jewelers completes remodel of new luxury showroom in Great Falls, Virginia

(GREAT FALLS, Vir.) - Adeler Jewelers, exclusive custom design jeweler serving the Washington, DC area since 1975, has completed construction on a new and expanded, two-story luxury showroom in Great Falls, Virginia. This new facility grows their operational and retail space from 1,500 square feet to 6,000 square feet and positions Adeler among the leading multi-generational jewelry houses on the East Coast.

NRF says online sales tax advantage is “stifling” local stores

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the House Judiciary Committee to support legislation that would require Internet retailers to collect sales tax the same as local merchants, saying online sellers have a price advantage that is “stifling” Main Street stores’ ability to compete.

Rapaport Group calls on diamond trade to avoid Marange diamonds

RapNet extends ban on Marange diamonds, will expel and name members violating policy

(NEW YORK) - The Rapaport Group strongly opposes the recent decision of the Kimberley Process (KP) to allow for the immediate exports from the mining operations Mbada Diamonds and Marange Resources in the Marange region of Zimbabwe. The Group has released the following statement:

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