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Macy’s Accused of Selling Fake Rubies and other Gems

| Dec 28, 2010 | Macy's Fake Gem Lawsuit

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 (a heated form of quartz) as “green amethysts”; and passing off black sapphires as “diamonds.”

One of Macy’s deceptive practices, selling artificially enhanced rubies as natural, received national attention during a story aired on Good Morning America that can be viewed here.

An article in the Daily Journal regarding these claims can be viewed here.