Were the gems in that ring fake? The Macy’s fake gem lawsuit claims they are, and here are the details that consumers may need to know.
A ruby is a hard and durable stone second only to diamonds in hardness. When the Burmese source of rubies became unavailable in the early 2000s, many vendors turned to low-grade rubies from Africa, loaded them with lead filled glass to enhance color and make them look like the real thing, and these “rubies” found [...]
Corundum is the natural stone that provides us with rubies (red) and sapphires (blue). It has historically been prized for its unique color, durability, and high value. As long as people have sought nature’s prized jewels, there have been disreputable people trying to take advantage of customers through deceptive and unfair practices. In jewelry this [...]
After multiple unsuccessful motions seeking to dismiss Plaintiffs claims that it was selling rubies and other fine jewelry as “real” or “natural” when they were clearly not, Macy’s finally filed its answer to the Plaintiff’s complaint in the fake jewelry case heard before the Hon. John Munter of the San Francisco Superior Court (San Francisco [...]
In March 2013, Macy’s Demurrer and Motion to Strike the Plaintiff’s complaint in the fake jewelry case was heard before the Hon. John Munter of the San Francisco Superior Court (San Francisco Superior Court No. 10 495868). Plaintiff filed eight causes of action against Macy’s alleging Unfair Completion under Business and Professions code 17200, False [...]
The controversy over selling as real rubies glass filled and treated gem stones is the recent subject not only of recent lawsuits against MACY’S, (SF Superior Court Nos. CGC-09-495171 and CGC-10-495868) but a topic of great concern amongst professionals who strongly resent the practice of falsely portraying rubies as real when they are not. See [...]
As we approach Christmas, many people will stroll though Macy’s stores and pass by the beautifully displayed gemstones. Sitting under glass with lots of reflecting light you will find rubies, diamonds, sapphires and other prized stones. Stuck way out of the way in some stores is a little card that tells you that what you [...]
A lawsuit filed The Brandi Law Firm alleges that Macy's intentionally deceived its customers by misrepresenting the quality of jewelry, gems and stones it sold to customers throughout California and the United States including misrepresenting heavily glass filled and often heavily lead glass treated stones as natural rubies; selling gems from banned countries; selling Praseolite [...]