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$350,000 in Jewelry Allegedly Stolen from Trump Tower

One of the items was a Graff diamond bracelet valued at $117,000.

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Police are investigating the alleged thefts of over $350,000 in jewelry from homes in New York’s Trump Tower, where President Trump also lives when he’s in the Big Apple.

The jewelry went missing from two apartments, the New York Post reports.

Authorities suspect the thefts were “inside jobs.” They’re making lists of everyone who could have entered the premises, including building workers, cleaners and contractors.

One of the victims “told cops she found five gem-encrusted accessories missing from a drawer in her closet,” according to the Post.

The jewelry was worth $236,000. One of the items was a Harry Winston diamond bracelet.

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In the other case, the victim was Isabelle Bscher, an art dealer. The missing item is a Graff diamond bracelet valued at $117,000.

Police aren’t sure whether the same person may have carried out both thefts. The apartments did not appear to have been broken into.

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Pepsi Launches Engagement Ring Made with Diamond, Platinum and Crystal Pepsi (Video)

It’s worth about $3,000.

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Pepsi has released an engagement ring made that, while sporting a lab-grown diamond, is also infused with Crystal Pepsi.

The ring consists of a 1.53-carat diamond on a platinum band, AdWeek reports.

Pepsi fans can tweet their ideas for the perfect proposal for a chance to win the sparkler. In the official contest rules, Pepsi says the prize is an “IGI Laboratory Grown Diamond Crystal Pepsi engagement ring” with a value of about $3,000.

According to AdWeek, the diamond “was made by boiling down Pepsi’s clear beverage to its most basic carbon form, resulting in a powder.” The powder was incorporated in the diamond-growing process.

Entries must include the hashtags #PepsiProposal and #Contest, and the @Pepsi Twitter account must be tagged. They can include up to four photos and one video up to 30 seconds long.

A winner will be announed the week of March 16.

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Video: Chicago Estate Jeweler Edward Kahn, Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 103

He operated the House of Kahn.

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Edward Kahn of estate jewelry company House of Kahn has died at age 103.

CBS Chicago reports that Kahn was one of the oldest Holocaust survivors.

He built House of Kahn, which has locations in Chicago and Palm Beach, FL, with his wife, Adele. Just six weeks ago he made public his plans to retire, with his daughter Tobina Kahn to take over the business.

Kahn came to the U.S. from Romania in 1951 with less than $100 in assets, having lost his parents and sister to the Holocaust.

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Video: Jeweler Wins Fight for $500,000 Snow Promotion Claim

Customers will get refunds for jewelry they bought during the holidays.

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An Idaho jeweler that held a “snow promotion” will be refunding its customers for jewelry they bought during the holiday season, KREM-TV reports.

Clark’s Diamond Jewelers in Couer D’Alene, ID, wrote in a Facebook post Monday that it had “received notification from the insurance company that our policy has been officially accepted and the award will indeed be paid out!”

The store had promised that if it snowed 3 inches or more on Jan. 11, it would refund purchases made between Nov. 22 and Dec. 31. Those purchases amounted to about $500,000.

The claim had originally been denied. Weather Command, a verification firm that works with the jeweler’s insurer, at first said snowfall on the date in question had been less than the required amount.

The store had vowed to fight for approval, believing that snowfall had indeed exceeded 3 inches.

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