Jeweler Claims He Lacks Stones!

BlackstarA Hollywood jeweler is suing Harry Winston, the famous jeweler in Bev Hills, claiming H.W. is holding the most valuable sapphire in the world hostage!

In a lawsuit filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Jack Armstrong claims Gabrielle Grobe-Guiton and he own the Black Star Sapphire of Queensland, a 733-carat jewel. He alleges he sent it to Harry Winston on loan, but H.W. refuses to return it.

Armstrong claims he has a prospective purchaser who wants to see the stone but H.W. refuses to produce it for inspection.

Armstrong is suing for $5 million in damages plus another $20 mil in punitive damages. Holy Zales.