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Jewelry Store to Close Following Dispute Over $20,000 Ring

The store owner said the closure is ‘due to what will be an ugly backlash, on a one sided story.’




Jacobsen’s Jewelry in Salina, KS, is closing following a dispute over a $20,000 ring.

Store owner Keli Jacobsen made the announcement on social media, KWCH-TV reports. She said the closure is “due to what will be an ugly backlash, on a one sided story.”

Customer Cathy Chamberlin says she asked the store to sell her ring, appraised at over $20,000, on consignment. But a year later, she said there’s no sign of the ring.

Jacobsen says the ring is with the Gemological Institute of America, KWCH reports. Chamberlin said she has filed a report with the Salina Police Department and a complaint with the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.

Jacobsen wrote on social media:

Dear customers,
due to what will be an ugly backlash, on a one sided story, I will be closing the store. This is a sad day for me, and I cannot even defend myself according to my lawyer.
This store was my baby, and I have a family to support. I cannot begin to express the emotional damage someone can carelessly cause another human being, but here we are. And here I go.
To my customers I thank you.
Everything that is non consignment in the store is for sale! Come in, make me an offer, and tell me goodbye!
I appreciate each and every one of you.




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