180,000-carat emerald's owner may finally be decided

April 1, 2015 2:52 PM

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An 840-pound emerald is still without a clear owner after six years in police custody, but that could be settled soon in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Judge Michael Johnson says a case to determine the rightful owner of the 180,000-carat Bahia emerald, found in Brazil in 2001, will move forward — despite Brazil's claims it was illegally mined, reports the Los Angeles Times. Brazil had asked the judge to dismiss the case so it could negotiate the e...

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