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 Post subject: Jewelry TV sued
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:31 pm 
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Jewelry TV has been sued over the andisine fiasco. Fraud. Class action.

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This is being "covered" in the chicken and roost thread.


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Wondered why I saw nothing...NOW, if I just knew what you meant by "chicken...thread".!

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*chuckle* View newest post On chickens coming home to roost :)

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I have a question....I recall when JTV first began to sell Andesine-Labradorite. They first thought it was Labradorite, then received a call from a purchaser that it was not...but Andesine. Upon sending the material to several labs, it was determined that some of it, but not all, contained the properties of both andesine and labradorite. They did, in fact, urge caution to all buyers until the material could be thoroughly examined....marketing ploy?.....possibly. As far as being treated or diffused, I recall buying some early stones that possessed a "shower" effect. Later, I ordered another green and a red stone and saw that the color seemed to be darker....with the green being darned nigh opaque. The red was saturated with a vivid red color....and beautiful. My question is...Is it possible that JTV's vendors pulled a bait and switch at some point, with JTV accepting their word that "nothing has changed" in the stone's status? I am not a jeweler nor am I a gemologist....just wondering how any jeweler can stay in business today, just trying to cover ALL bases, ALL the time. Your thoughts?


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Hi Annabeth.
Welcome to the forum. :D
If you do a search on the forum for andesine/laboradorite you'll see that we have been covering this topic for years.
The difference between andesine and labradorite is relatively minimal physically and chemically.

We suspect that it is probable that some of this material (plagioclase) has been treated.
The specifics are still speculative, but the scientific community is closer to sorting out this mystery with ongoing research.
The upcoming Gems & Gemology should feature an article that should provide some clarification.


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this ties in with the 415gemboss scam on ebay:

one of the buyers of stones from gemboss told me that he doesn't know much and is thinking that he'd better buy his stones from tv. i don't know if he meant this specific company but i sent him an email warning him that he will be in just as much peril. told him to come to this forum and read about some of the scams. this person bought what was advertised as tanzanite from D block - it seems to me there is more tanzanite from D block on ebay than all the tanzanite that was ever mined.

and while we are on that point, why is all the current "tanzanite" so blue? where are the lilac overtones?


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I have 415gemboss under my blocked bidders/buyers on ebay..I don't remember why though..was this the iolite guy or something..or the paraiba turns out to be glass guy

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blue,
hey, here's a link to the GIA website on color-coated tanzanite:
i think most of the coated stones are small and the treatment is not permanent, which i think is the case with most color-coated stones, such as "tuttifrutti" topaz (lol, made that up) or "mystic" topaz.

hopefully, this will answer you questions about tanzanite, blue!

previously discussed on the GO forum:
http://www.gemologyonline.com/Forum/php ... 4194e1462f

http://www.gia.edu/research-resources/g ... icle3.html

from colored-stone mag:
http://www.colored-stone.com/stories/ma ... zanite.cfm

from national jeweler online:
http://www.nationaljewelernetwork.com/n ... d?inp=true

diamond.net news:
http://www.diamonds.net/news/NewsItem.a ... leID=23770

and another from GTL:
http://gtljaipur.info/circulars/lic%2053.pdf


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I purchased quite a few of the JTV tanzanites. I put a couple under the microscope and yep, at the cutlet and along the facets the "coating" is coming off. Does anyone know of any remedy short of filing a lawsuit? :oops:


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How about contacting them and getting a refund? So long as coating wasn't disclosed (and you can prove they are coated), you should be eligible for a refund.


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Have any of you guys heard about the lawsuit that's been filed against DSN, Direct Shopping Network?

Last week I received a letter about a class action lawsuit against them. I got it because I purchased an Andesine from them about 2 yrs ago.

I just read the info about the class action against JTV which I was surprised to see because I had also purchased Andesine from them as well but never heard anything about the suit. Odd.

Any info you can give me about both would be greatly appreciated!!

I looked for the "chicken and the roost" thread but wasn't able to find it....

So happy to be back here!! It's been a while and now that my password issue has been dealt with, I'll be coming back more often!! Such great info on here and people as well..... :)


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This is not "news" to my awareness. I have not heard this discussed recently.

The Class Action lawyers must prove the claims alleged against DSN at a trial in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

A trial date has been set for October 18, 2010.

More information is available here:
http://andesinelawsuit.com/


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The Class Action lawyers must prove the claims alleged against DSN at a trial in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.


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Welcome to the forum sidjwedpt.

Your first post and you've picked a subject which has been very controversial in the past.

Hope you're happy here....Please pull up a seat and be welcome


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