Scarsdale Police: 'No Evidence' Of Wrongdoing By Jeweler In Alleged Missing Diamond Case

Update on investigation released today.

After a Scarsdale Police investigation , police said there was no evidence of wrongdoing by a jewelry store cited by a customer.

"There is no evidence to suggest that Wilson Jewelers were responsible for the modifications to the ring or were involved in any wrongdoing," Scarsdale Police Det. Lt. Thomas J. Altizio said in a statement today.

"Our investigation into the report filed by Gail Katz of Ossining regarding the stone on her ring indicates (based upon images of the item and interviews) that the ring that was issued to her (parents) on February 8, 2012 is substantially different than the ring that she returned to Wilson Jewelers on April 20, 2012."

"The ring was under the control of Ms. Katz for the 10 weeks between the time she took delivery of it and the returned it to Wilson Jewelers for inspection," he stated.

According to the police report, the complainant (Gail Katz) had lost the original diamond from her grandmother's ring and chose Wilson and Son's Mount Kisco location to replace the missing stone.

After paying $9,406.05 for the replacement stone, Katz wore it for a month before noticing the stone was shifting, according to the police report.

On April 20, she brought the ring to the jeweler's Scarsdale location for inspection. The jeweler in Scarsdale told her the "stone was not a diamond but a piece of glass," the report stated.

The Ossining woman contacted her insurance company and filed a police report.

Altizio said today that Katz was "advised of the findings of our investigation and referred to the local police department where she resides to investigate her allegations concerning her ring."

Jack Miller May 03, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Thanks for following up on this story. Wilson and Sons is a local institution and I have trusted them with so many things over the years. They seem to make me feel special whether I’m purchasing a high ticket item or just getting something repaired.


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