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Carat and stick

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend but they’re proving a kick in the proverbial baubles for Frank Gehry. The man behind Hove’s ‘tin can’ towers is being sued by a Californian company that claims he defrauded them in a deal for his new Tiffany jewellery collection. Circa Publishing Enterprises contends it had a little gem of a deal with Gehry for the exclusive rights to produce, distribute and sell Gehry-trademarked jewelry and gift items. But somehow, somewhere the sparkle wore off and, for Circa, Gehry didn’t turn out to be the diamond geezer they thought, with the company claiming Gehry didn’t properly inform them of a deal he struck with Tiffany. Hopefully the argument can be settled over a bottle of chianti, hopefully without Gehry saying to Circa either ‘kiss my glass’ or ‘what about breakfast at Tiffany’s?’.

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