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Tiffany Sues Costco, Alleging Sale of Counterfeit Rings

Chris Weeks/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Luxury jewelry company Tiffany & Co. filed a lawsuit against Costco on Thursday, claiming that the wholesaler has been selling fake Tiffany diamond rings.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Tiffany was alerted to the fraudulent rings by a Costco shopper in Huntington Beach, Calif., who noticed a pair of diamond rings identified as "Platinum Tiffany." A one-carat ring was reportedly being sold for $6,400, but a Tiffany spokeswoman told the Journal that their cheapest one-carat diamond engagement ring sells for $11,000.

In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, N.Y., Tiffany alleges that “Costco had apparently been selling different styles of rings for many years that it has falsely identified on in-store signage as ‘Tiffany,’” according to Bloomberg News.

“We now know that there are hundreds if not thousands of Costco members who think they bought a Tiffany engagement ring at Costco, which they didn’t,” said Jeffrey Mitchell, Tiffany's lawyer, in a statement reported by Bloomberg. “Costco knew what it was doing when it used the Tiffany trademark to sell rings that had nothing to do with Tiffany.”

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Tiffany & Co. ‘Drops a Hint’ to Men Everywhere

Chris Weeks/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Sometimes even the most romantic of men need a hint when it comes to buying the perfect gift for their lady love.

And sometimes even the most low-maintenance of women are tempted to give the man in their life that little nudge to ensure they don’t suffer the pity of unwrapping a blender, lawn mower or new dish towel on Valentine’s Day.

Now, Tiffany & Co. has made it easier for everyone.

Introducing the “Drop a Hint” button now appearing on the famed jeweler’s website, just in time for Feb. 14.

See a beautiful pair of sapphire earrings you know you’ll look fabulous in?  Spot an emerald-cut diamond ring you know you can’t live without?

Just slide your mouse to the right of the screen, click the “Drop a Hint” button -- conveniently marked by a red heart -- and, voila, the link to your item of desire is marked.

A right click on the heart allows you to either bookmark the link to your screen, and not be angry when your husband or boyfriend snoops on your computer, copy the link so that you can easily, and oh-so-subtly, drop it in an email to your gift giver of choice.

A left click of your mouse simplifies the hint dropping even more.  Up pops a screen that asks you to enter your “True Love’s” name and email, along with your own, so that Tiffany’s can send this personalized postcard:

“Dear _____: As you may know, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, but do not fret. A little bird told us that this will be a smashing success with ____.

Of course, if you have other ideas for Valentine’s Day, this is just a hint.”

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