For a Brief, Wonderful Time You Could Buy Tiffany Engagement Rings at Costco

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Tiffany & Co. is suing Costco for selling some engagement rings that the discount chain advertised as Tiffany-branded goods. The important thing to know about this story right off the bat is you can no longer buy Tiffany engagement rings at Costco; they're all gone now. Sorry. There is some question as to whether the rings were really from Tiffany, which claims to only sell its products directly from its own stores — the jewelry might have been from the gray market, where luxury goods that are sold through limited channels of distribution sometimes nonetheless end up — but Tiffany is alleging that Costco's advertisement of the rings in any case infringed on Tiffany's trademarks. It's also possible that the rings were counterfeit. [WWD]

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Just curious, how does everyone feel about manufactured diamonds? My boyfriend keeps talking about how they're as good or better than natural diamonds, but it just seems kind of like cheating to me. And I'm not even into diamonds, so I don't know why I even care, but I always find myself arguing against them.

Sorry if this is off-topic, but the combination of Tiffany's and Costco made it seem appropriate.