Federation of Southern African Gem and Mineralogical Societies.
Federasie van Suider-Afrikaanse Siersteen en Mineralogies Verenigings.
There is nothing against the law in producing imitation gemstones, as long as no one is harmed or defrauded by it. Those who do not want the security risk of, or cannot afford, genuine gemstones can use these for their adornment. But when imitations are passed off as more valuable true gemstones at inflated prices, then that is fraud. Imitations must always be clearly labeled as such.