The Carlton Intercontinental hotel on the exclusive Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes was the setting for an extraordinarily brazen diamond heist at the weekend, in which a lone gunman strolled into a jewellery exhibition taking place at the hotel and stuffed a suitcase with millions of pounds worth of Leviev diamonds before walking out. The owner of Leviev diamonds, Lev Leviev, is yet to comment on the theft. Apart from being a billionaire with an amazingly alliterative name, just who is this wronged bling merchant?
'I knew it was illegal to steal, and I did so regardless… I'm very sorry', she told a judge
Massive operation with suspects held in France, Switzerland and Belgium
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For nine years, rumours have circulated of buried treasure in the world's oldest pets' cemetery west of Paris. Owners have been burying their animals at Asnieres since 1899, among them the Hollywood canine star Rin Tin Tin and Tipsy the poodle, who was reportedly laid to rest by his wealthy American mistress wearing a diamond collar worth €9,000.
They arrived at the London showroom of Graff diamonds in a chauffeur-driven Bentley, wearing the tailor-made suits, chunky watches and expensive suntans of two well-heeled shoppers looking to splash serious cash.
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In some ways, Henry Cecil is the marketing man's dream. His resurgence in the face of personal and professional adversity towards the top of a business he for so long dominated making him especially so. But one aspect of the modern approach to this sport is an anathema to the semi-aristocrat; experience over more than four decades has taught him to give hype short shrift.