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Lines curled around for blocks in Tokyo’s Ginza district Monday for 5,000 tiny but free diamonds French jeweler Mauboussin was giving away in an attention-getting drive.

“The value of a diamond doesn’t go down. And you never get tired of a diamond,” said Noriko Suzumaru, a 39-year-old housewife who jumped on a train from Kawasaki to stand in line after learning about the giveaway.

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