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Diana Scarisbrick’s Diamond Life

“The diamond goes on and on,” she says, “and that’s part of the mystique,” says the 91-year-old British historian and jewelry expert Diana Scarisbrick, who has just penned Diamond Jewelry: 700 Years of Glory and Glamour.

Peter Nygard Faces Imprisonment Sentence and $150,000 Fine from Bahamas Supreme Court

COURT UPDATE: Self-made apparel executive Peter Nygard was sentenced in Bahamas Supreme Court Friday to a 90-day imprisonment and $150,000 penalty for contempt of court. The Canadian Nygard was not in court Friday when Justice Ruth Bowe-Danville handed down the sentence. Per her ruling, the Finnish-born entrepreneur has seven days to turn himself in to Bahamian police officials or to pay the fine. Should Nygard fail to do either, he will face an additional 30 days in prison and he will be fined $5,000 for each additional day that the $150,000 is not paid. This latest court development is one of numerous legal battles for Nygard, who has various lawsuits and counter suits underway in the Bahamas, the U.S. and Canada. A representative for Nygard did not respond to a request for comment Saturday regarding Friday’s ruling. The contempt of court case stemmed from the theft of e-mails from Save the Bays, an advocacy group that has the support of several of Nygard’s tony neighbors in Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. The aforementioned Save the Bays’ e-mails appeared in an affidavit backed by Keod Smith, a lawyer working on behalf of Nygard. Save the Bays’ attorney Fred Smith did not respond immediately for a request

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Violent Protests Erupt in Paris

PARIS – The French capital was in lock-down mode once again on Saturday as the gilets jaunes (or yellow vests) took to the streets to mark the first anniversary of their movement. They were accompanied by so-called black blocs, a group of anarchists and anticapitalist vandals. The demonstrations, which often spiraled into violence, were scattered throughout Paris, including a gathering of an estimated 3,000 people on the Place d’Italie in the city’s southeastern section, starting in the morning. There, the shuttered Italie 2 commercial center was targeted and its windows smashed. The mall in early October had been the scene of a demonstration organized by the ecological movement Extinction Rebellion (or XR), which staged an overnight sit-in there as a statement against consumerism. On Place d’Italie on Saturday, as well as in other parts of Paris and France, cars were set on fire and overturned, traffic was blocked and clashes erupted with police, who used water cannons and teargas to try to quell the protesters. Even as evening set in, sirens wailed perpetually as police vehicles sped through Paris, gilets jaunes and black blocs roamed the streets, and teargas wafted in the wind. Demonstrators began gathering near the Les Halles shopping center in central Paris. By

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