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***IMPORTANT NEWS*** Released by Pala International on Andesine

November 21st, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Here are some important quotes, bold added by me for importance.

Dr. Rossman found that each locality’s material has an identifiable fingerprint, leading his team to identify the gems provided by JTV and others as coming from China rather than Oregon or Mexico; he also determined that the reds and greens seen in the trade are produced by heat treatment

To any customer who has purchased from Pala an andesine, we provide the following assurance: Pala shall try to make you whole. As of today, November 12, 2008, we shall remove all red andesine gems from sales until the marketplace decides on a proper valuation. Pala applauds the work of the various scientists and the Oregon miners who first told Pala they suspected some sort of treatment.

So this proves the material is at the very least, heat treated!

Now, if only other vendors, especially one overseas, who are still possibly perpetuating this fraud of a stone, would follow suit and cease all sales!

But ceasing sales is not enough. Restitution needs to be made to the consumers who purchased this stone under the statements that the material was untreated.

Here is the link to the full article:

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