St. Charles jeweler returns diamonds, but bill not settled, lawyer says

 
 
Updated 7/14/2011 5:20 PM
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Two loose diamonds have been returned to a wholesaler, which is still pushing for repayment from the owner of a now defunct St. Charles jeweler.

R.S. Diamonds of Chicago sued Diamond-Mart of St. Charles and its owner, Randall Matz, in late May for breach of contract and sought the return or repayment for $80,499 in loose diamonds it says were not paid for.

In May a judge issued a restraining order forbidding the sale of any of the diamonds in question, but Matz said only two small ones remained and they were valued at about $140 and in an earring set.

Diamond-Mart of Naperville and St. Charles have both gone out of business.

Robert Dawidiuk, attorney for R.S. Diamonds, said a subsequent audit did not find amy more outstanding diamonds.

Matz has returned the diamonds and Dawidiuk plans to petition a Kane County judge to order Matz to pay the balance.

"All we can collect is money," Dawidiuk said. "It will be a challenge to collect any money that's owed given that (Matz) is in bankruptcy, but we're not giving up."

A message left with Joshua Green, who is Matz's attorney, was not returned.

Both sides are due back before Judge Kevin Busch Sept. 6.