The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has reportedly lost a parcel of diamonds worth $50,000 shipped express to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) lab in Carlsbad, California, according to Nashville, Tennesee, local television station WSMV-TV. Joey Nunley, co-owner of Nashville jewelry store Prima Jewelers, said it was the first time in 20 years of sending diamond parcels through the mail that a package had gone missing. He insured the parcel for the legal maximum of $5,000.
Nunley said that he had made repeated attempts to file a claim, but USPS told him that his insurance claim was being processed. The postal service also told him that his parcel was recorded as last being processed in a Los Angeles post office and marked “undeliverable as addressed.” USPS told the TV station that it was carrying out an investigation into the case.