Ortiz Suing California Jeweler For Selling Him Imitation Jewelry

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — David Ortiz is a man who likes to rock the bling before and after games. But it turns out, some of that bling may not have been as fancy as it looked.

Ortiz is accusing a California jeweler of fraud, breach of contract and other violations stemming from a 2010 purchase, according to The Boston Globe. Ortiz bought numerous items from Randy Hamida of Anaheim, but when he had the items appraised they were found to be “imitation or low-quality metal and gemstones.”

Ortiz’s purchases included a Breitling watch with diamonds and white and yellow gold, a diamond bracelet, a set of black diamond earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet, according to a civil suit filed in Middlesex Superior Court on Thursday.

Ortiz’s lawyer told The Globe that the lawsuit is a last resort for the Red Sox slugger.

“David doesn’t buy jewelry, or buy anything, from just anybody…

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