If diamonds are a girl's best friend, this giant rock auctioned off in Hong Kong today is… what? Life partner? Champion? Soul mate?
A good, old-fashioned jewel heist has been successfully carried off in the South of France. According to several media outlets, an armed man stole about $53 million in jewels from the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, the very spot where, the BBC notes wryly, Albert Hitchcock filmed To Catch a Thief.
Last night in Cannes, more than $1 million worth of jewelry was stolen from a hotel room. The New York Times reports that the jewels were meant to be lent to movie stars during the film festival.
A global advocacy group called Global Witness has recused itself from a coalition that aims to eliminate the flow of blood diamonds into the global marketplace, saying the safeguards that have been put in place aren't preventing tainted conflict gems from being bought by consumers. I guess diamonds are maybe more like…
In a turnabout worthy of a 70's heist film, $25 million worth of jewels have been found stashed in a drain outside Paris. The 19 rings and three sets of earrings were part of an audacious 2008 heist in which 4 armed men — 2 dressed as women - stole 85m euros worth of merch from the Champs-Elysee Harry Winston. The…
The Royal Wedding is April 29! Which tiara will Kate—sorry, Catherine—wear? Which uniform will Prince William select? Will Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia attend? So many things to think about! Luckily, royal watchers are on it.
Today a L.A. judge will attempt to determine who owns the $400 million boulder-sized Bahia Emerald. Discovered in Brazil in 2001, the gem passed hands many times, winding up in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, Las Vegas, and finally L.A.
Yawn. Another day, another £100,000 gold and diamond bespoke stiletto. We get it: You can make really expensive stuff. There are still some people left who are rich enough to buy it. So these diamond stilettos? They're already tired.