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Macy’s sells rubies ‘filled’ with glass

David V. Johnson, SF Public Press — Jul 13 2010 - 9:39am

Despite two lawsuits and some media attention, Macy’s continues to sell gemstones that are composites of natural stones and leaded glass. The San Francisco Public Press conducted an independent investigation of Macy’s gems, and found that salespeople at all three San Francisco-area locations did not accurately describe its products and sold lead-ruby composites as bona fide rubies, without disclosing their true nature.

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