Bobby Yashaya, owner of Manhattan's Max Jewelry, says he accidentally pushed an $800,000 bundle of diamonds into the garbage.
The ring, worth more than $10,000, was lost in the haredi Orthodox community of Geula in Jerusalem when it was accidentally emptied into a home garbage receptacle and then into a municipal dumpster.
By Marcy Oster
Israel Under the Radar
By Ben Harris
The transformation of the diamond business has brought to a close decades of job security during which virtually any Antwerp Jew could acquire work that reliably provided the means to support a vital Jewish life. More ▸