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The Skinny: Christmas book has $1.9M diamond deal

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This Christmas book has $1.9M diamond deal

For a one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer, a holiday buyer with $1.85 million burning a hole in his pocket can design a diamond ring and travel to Africa to see where the stone came from. The 87th edition of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, unveiled Tuesday in Dallas, also has a less pricey overnight stay at architect Philip Johnson's Glass House in Connecticut (only $30,000) and for the miser, a $12 mug.

Princely sums

Royal coins struck for a christening

Superstition holds it's good luck to cross a newborn's palm with silver to wish the child riches and health, but Britain's baby Prince George is getting something more: a whole set of coins in his honor. Britain's Royal Mint said the 5 pound coin (with a face value of $8) will carry the image of great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II on the front.

The fix is in

Dog's mixed result for crashing race

An Indiana dog that crashed a half marathon has won a medal — and a visit with a vet. The chocolate Labrador retriever, Boogie, ran most of the 13.1 miles (time: 2 hours, 15 minutes) in Saturday's Evansville event. Owner Jerry Butts tells the Evansville Courier & Press that the 100-pound dog slipped his leash Friday night, his fourth escape. Boogie now has a microchip and an appointment to be neutered.

Sleep and shop

Ikea stores change the sheets daily

The Swedish furniture chain says its stores in China allow customers to nap on the beds. Linda Xu, Ikea's Chinese spokeswoman, said the stores do not mind changing linen daily. "Today's visitors could be tomorrow's clients."

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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Updated: 11/13/17