Doris Payne, Jewel Thief

Doris Payne has been a jewel thief since forever. She grew up with a father who physically abused her and her mother. When she stole her first diamond ring she sold it to get her mother away from her husband. In the years since, I, and many others have written countless stories about Payne’s six…

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9/11

Once more families gathered at ground zero, where nearly 3,000 people died on that bright September morning. Once more, there was an outpouring of grief. Once more, there was the sound of a bell tolling in mourning. And there was the rhythm of names being recited. Eighteen years have passed since terrorists commandeered airplanes and the twin…

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End of the week retail news

Apparently you don’t have to be perfect at what you do to get the job done. Three men entered a store in the diamond district in New York and got away with $4 million in jewelry. Three men posing as customers robbed New York City jewelry store Avianne & Co. Sunday after bringing employees into the back room and binding them…

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Sapphire, September birthstone

Sapphire comes in a variety of colors but blue reigns as number one among sapphire lovers. Sapphire is one of the three top colored gemstones, along with emerald and ruby. It is hard to beat any one of these three when it comes to choosing a piece of jewelry. The most valuable color of Sapphire…

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