Insider attended an industry lunch in New York hosted by Las Casitas Village in Puerto Rico. The deluxe property, part of El Conquistador Resort & Casinos, received the coveted Five Diamond Award from AAA, one of only two properties in the Caribbean to be so honored. The high point of the celebration came at door-prize time, when guests picked small, ribbon-tied jewelry boxes at random from a large wicker basket. The boxes were identical on the outside and, it turned out, on the inside, save for one that contained a true gem. What we got (no, we were not the lucky winner) was a clever novelty item that reflected the diamond theme of the lunch: green plastic adjust-to-your-finger rings topped by red candy in the shape of a diamond. And the winner? With squeals of "Oh, I never win anything!" a woman, another reporter, held up a silver necklace from which hung a half-carat diamond. No one deserved this more. It turns out the woman's apartment had been robbed three weeks earlier, and the only jewelry she still owned were the earrings she was wearing the day of the break-in. Merry Christmas, lady.

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