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In today’s news – another group of children in a remote African village starved yet another day.

A couple thousand Americans had their homes foreclosed.

Meanwhile, Christie’s announced its fall sale of magnificent jewellery, Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale!

It takes place on December 2 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Buyers will flock to get their hands on an exquisite selection of over 300 extraordinary jewels across a spectrum of taste and style — from the rarest of white and coloured diamonds to important coloured stones.

If you’ve got US$1,500,000-2,500,000 to spare–and a private jet to zoom you over to Hong Kong, one of these might tickle your fancy.



Diamonds International is currently offering free bracelets, earrings and necklaces on their web site,, for those who are strapped for cash but still want to sparkle.

Anyone who wishes to claim their free jewelry can go to and place an order.

There are no strings attached, they say – customers pay only $3.45 shipping and handling.

Why are they doing this?!

“We’re just trying to show our customers that we appreciate their business,” says Isaac Klugmann, a VP at DI. “We know that with the rising cost of gas, food and other basic essentials, most people don’t have much left in their budget for jewelry.” 

Diamonds International is a recognized brand for many Caribbean travelers and cruise passengers. It has more than 125 locations throughout the USA, Mexico and the Caribbean.

I’ve placed my order. I’ll let you know how it goes!


I can’t believe it!

Jacob the Jeweler has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.

BET reports:

Call him the “king of bling” or the “hip-hop hookup,” but for the next 2 ½ years, Jacob Arabov will be known as a federal prisoner after pleading guilty Tuesday to lying to prosecutors probing a multi-state drug ring.

The 43-year-old Russian immigrant must also cough up $50,000 in fines and kick down the government to the tune of $2 million in forfeiture payment.

“I feel ashamed that I broke the laws of this country, a country that has been so good for me,” Arabov said. “I will carry this shame for the rest of my life.”

It could have been much worst for Abrabov, who authorities accused of conspiring to launder an estimated $270 million in profits for Detroit’s “Black Mafia Family” drug ring during the 1990s.

At the recommendation of prosecutors, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn imposed a minimum sentence of three years and one month. He lopped off another seven months from that, noting the defendant’s longtime charity work.

He was arrested two years ago at his New York City jewelry store, which was frequented by many of the biggest names in the music industry.

“…Come armed with a killer smile and fierce femininity. There’s something totally hot about using glamour as your armor-if you utilize your height, have some bling, and incredible hair and makeup, it really does throw people off their game.” – Kimora Lee Simmons