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$700,000 worth of diamonds, gold jewelry stolen from home in Newport Beach gated community

January 21, 2011 |  7:40 am

Nearly $700,000 in women's jewelry was stolen from a home in a Newport Beach gated community.

The victim told Newport Beach police that her diamond necklaces, bracelets and earrings had been removed from her closet, according to Sgt. Steve Burdette.

She had left town for the holidays Dec. 22 and returned several weeks ago, but had not looked inside her closet until Tuesday, Burdette said. The woman lives in the 100 block of Old Course Drive, in the One Ford Road neighborhood.

Missing were three diamond-encrusted necklaces, a gold bracelet set with diamonds, platinum drop earrings with diamonds, and a platinum bracelet with diamonds.

The jewelry is believed to be insured, and detectives are waiting to get images of the jewels and other details, such as descriptions of their diamond laser etchings.

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