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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?
The Carlton Hotel was a setting for Alfred Hitchcocks’s 1955 movie 'To Catch a Thief'
'I knew it was illegal to steal, and I did so regardless… I'm very sorry', she told a judge
Heavy support during the week suggests a new officer is ready for promotion to the elite corps at Ballydoyle.
The Princie Diamond, one of the largest pink diamonds in the world, has been sold at auction for nearly $40m (£26m).
Sparkling jewels belonging to legendary actress Gina Lollobrigida are being auctioned to raise money for stem cell research.
The Occupy movement may have run out of steam since its apex of publicity this summer, but the $65million proceeds of a jewels auction at Sotheby's in New York on Wednesday is proof that the great divide still exists.
Main image: ombre circle perspex bangle, £63, and ombre rings, £3 each, both by Kitty Joseph from Bengt; frames, from £5, John Lewis
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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.
'Queen of Soul' singer Aretha Franklin has become the latest celebrity to announce an engagement over the holidays, joining a list including Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and basketball superstar LeBron James.
On a day when the monsoon rain barely paused relatives of the injured and the dead gathered at hospitals
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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.
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