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Woman Sues New York Jeweler for Allegedly Not Disclosing Treatments on $270,000 Diamond Ring

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Suit seeks more than $1 million.

A Nevada businesswoman who visited the Fantasy Diamonds jewelry store in New York and purchased a diamond ring for $270,000 now alleges that it’s a “fake” and wants her money back, the New York Post reports. The article says that store owner Rodi Rudin hand-delivered the ring to Donna Curry in Nevada along with a Gem Appraisal Industry certificate. But when she took the ring to a local gemologist, “he told her that the ‘pink diamonds’ were in fact ‘injected’ or ‘treated’ with color and even the main gem had been altered.”

The article says that Rudin initially promised Curry a refund, “but when she came back to Manhattan in December to return the ring he reneged and instead handed Curry documents that detailed the color treatment in all three stones, saying, ‘Oh, I forgot to give these to you,’ according to court papers.” Curry is suing for a full refund of her $270,000, plus an additional $900,000 in punitive damages.

New York general business law makes it a misdemeanor to sell diamonds “that have been artificially colored or tinted … without disclosing in writing to the purchaser … that such diamond has been artificially colored or tinted.”

Read more at the New York Post

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