THIS IS THE FAMOUS DISCLOSURE LETTER I WROTE THAT GOT PUBLISHED IN THREE MAJOR GEM TRADE PUBLICATIONS - JCK (Jan. 2000), PROFESSIONAL JEWELER (Feb. 2000) and GEMKEY (Jan.,2000).
As a true conscientious jeweler/emerald dealer of the 90's, I'm educating customers and disclosing all over the place. And I'm not just talking about emerald enhancement disclosures, I'm talking about the warning labels that I now have on my jewelry boxes that alert the buyer that the box may snap shut on their finger if they are not careful!!! But my lawyer is still telling me that I've not gone far enough! Therefore I offer this list of disclosures to other jewelers and emerald dealers as the bare minimum to protect ourselves in what is obviously a litigious world:
Disclosure #1: To the best of our knowledge this emerald is Y2K compliant. If any breakdown occurs on Jan. 1, 2000, please contact our legal department.
Disclosure #2: Lane-change rollover tests at 45 MPH have not been performed on this jewelry; please handle with proper care and use safety equipment at all times.
Disclosure #3: Warning - If this product is heated near boiling and spilled on the lap, it may cause scalding and pain. Please use caution.
Disclosure #4: In the event of a water landing, this emerald jewelry will not inflate automatically nor will it inflate by blowing into the plastic tubes.
Disclosure #5: The most fundamental particles in this emerald are held together by 'gluons', a force about which little is currently known and whose adhesive power can therefore not be permanently guaranteed.
Disclosure #6: Enjoying this emerald jewelry within 20 feet of high-voltage power lines may cause distorted vision and birth defects.
Disclosure #7: Some quantum physics theories suggest that when the consumer is not directly observing this emerald, it may cease to exist or will exist only in a vague and undetermined state. Our company cannot therefore guarantee the existence of this gemstone while it is not being observed.