A woman who bought a $249 emerald ring at the Burlington Jared says it was defective and now she wants the company to pay her and 10,000 other customers more than $5 million in recompense.
In her suit, filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Catherine O'Connell says the value of her ring "is worth substantially less" than what she paid for it because the emerald was treated to make it look good in the store and now she'll have to keep treating it somehow to keep it looking nice.
O'Connell says he and the other purchasers would never have bought their gemstone products - or would have bought them only at a reduced price - if they had known of their alleged defect.
The Defendant extensively advertised that class jewelry was of superior value and extolled the quality and virtues of class jewelry including superior quality, value and beauty.
The Defendant represented that class jewelry was of a particular standard or quality when it was not.
The Defendant breached its express warranties in that class jewelry was defective with respect to undisclosed treatments that affected value, special care requirements, light refraction and other measureable standards.
The suit asks a judge to order Jared to hand over all the money it took in from their sales, for distribution among purchasers, plus damages, plus lawyers' fees.