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GILC Adopts Lead, Glass-Filled Ruby Disclosure

'Composite-Ruby, Glass-Filled, Requires Special Care.'
May 25, 2010 12:02 PM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... Members of the Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference's (GILC) ruby committee reached consensus on accepting a disclosure for lead, glass-filled ruby that reads "Composite-Ruby, Glass-Filled, Requires Special Care." The aim of this committee, formed  during the recent GILC event held in Tucson, was to recommend disclosure language at the retail level that might not match the disclosure standard language required of gemstone traders. While  the phrases "composite ruby" and "glass-filled" are properly utilized in disclosure language, the committee felt the phrase "special care required" should also be included for sales transactions.

This disclosure discussion has been carried out within specific GILC committees, as well as in the GILC intercommittee, each of which has held a discussion on the recently launched GILC forum at GILGForum.org. 
In related news, GILC's chairman, Sushil Goyal, announced the appointment of Bear Williams of Stone Group Labs as the group's co-chairman. Williams has been moderating the GILC forum committee ruby discussions and will continue to cooperate with Goyal in directing GILC activities moving forward.

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