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Romanians who scammed $1 million in diamonds jailed in France

Mar 04, 2020 - 4:08 PM

The 3 Romanians caught by police are sentenced to 4 years in prison. A fourth member of the gang – given 5 years in jail – is still on the run and is subject to an international arrest warrant.

LVMH says in talks to take over jewelers Tiffany

Oct 28, 2019 - 6:05 PM

'Following recent market rumors, the LVMH group confirms having started preliminary discussions about a possible operation with Tiffany,' LVMH says in a statement

TAKEOVER? The logo of luxury jewelry and specialty retailer Tiffany & Co is seen on 5th Avenue in Manhattan on October 27, 2019, in New York City. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Miss Universe Organization announces new crown for 2019

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:13 AM

Mouawad is the new crown provider for the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte greenlights public auction of P700M worth of Imelda jewelry

May 30, 2019 - 6:10 PM

The Presidential Commission on Good Government secures Malacañang's approval to auction off Imelda Marcos' Hawaii Collection

Former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda inside the court at the Sandiganbayan on November 16, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Marie Antoinette pendant fetches $36 million, shattering estimate

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:32 AM

The Sotheby's auction in London featured a 10-piece jewelry collection owned by the queen herself

HOAX: Cory Aquino, Sereno wear ‘Imelda Marcos’ necklace’

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:46 PM

According to the PCGG, Imelda Marcos’ jewelry are all kept in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Security guards, Michelle Yeoh's own ring: The costumes and gems of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Aug 22, 2018 - 12:30 PM

There's no scrimping when you're shooting a movie about Asia's wealthiest and best-dressed

CRAZY RICH WARDROBES. Peik Lin briefs Rachel Chu on the intricacies of Singapore society. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC

HOAX: Kris Aquino wears ‘Imelda Marcos’ necklace’

Aug 22, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Kris Aquino had previously denied that the necklace she wore to the APEC Summit dinner belonged to Imelda Marcos

Bling ring roundup - 7 statement pieces that won't break the bank

Sep 08, 2017 - 11:01 PM

These local jewelry brands that will take your outfit to the next level

Pangilinan, Parojinog, COA | Evening wRap

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Customs, Treasury missteps in Marcos loot result in possible loss – COA

Aug 04, 2017 - 1:51 PM

COA requires both bureaus to submit pertinent documents and reports to account for the Marcos loot

World-class jewelry with European design, Filipino craftsmanship

Jul 09, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Jewelry brand Konplott which has 55 stores around Europe sells jewelry exclusively made in the Philippines – a combination of European design and Filipino craftsmanship

FAMILY. Konstantinidou shows off a piece she designed, lovingly made by her Filipino workers who she considers family.

Harden accused of planning robbery, beating in lawsuit

May 17, 2017 - 11:03 PM

The son of NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone claims in the suit that Harden paid 20 000 to have him beaten up

UNTRUE. James Harden denies the allegations filed against him by the son of NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone Jr. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/North America/AFP

SC affirms forfeiture of Imelda Marcos' 3rd jewelry set

Feb 13, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The jewelry set worth as much as 153 089 is the 3rd of Imelda Marcos collections to be forfeited in favor of the government

A presidential commission on good goverment (PCGG) official shows at the Central bank headquarter in Manila, 15 September 2005 a tiara inlaid with diamonds and South Sea Pearls from a collection seized by the government from former first lady Imelda Marcos in the late 1980s. Appraisers from international auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's are expected at the central bank later in the day to inspect the jewelry ahead of a planned November 2005 auction. Marcos has threatened to sue to stop the auction. AFP PHOTO Joel NITO / AFP PHOTO / JOEL NITO

Kris Aquino on 'Marcos necklace' issue: My family would never steal

Oct 11, 2016 - 10:03 PM

The last thing I think my family would do is to steal someone else s jewelry And yun lang nainis ako dito because it was putting into question my mom s memory says Kris

Kris Aquino slams accusations she wore seized Marcos necklace

Oct 10, 2016 - 3:20 PM

ENOUGH And the TRUTH is on my side – including credit card receipts says Kris

Screengrab from Instagram/@rbchanco

Fake stones threaten to undermine Sri Lanka's gem trade

Apr 27, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Colored pieces of glass imported by the kilo are killing the market for gems says a jewelry store owner

In this photograph taken on February 27, 2016, a Sri Lankan vendor offers jewellery for sale to customers at a store in Bentota, some 65 kilometres south of Colombo.  From the Queen of Sheba to Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, Sri Lanka's sapphires have adorned royalty through the ages, but a flood of cheap imitations is threatening the island's reputation for the precious stones. / AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / TO GO WITH AFP STORY SRILANKA-LUXURY-MINING-SAPPHIRE,FEATURE BY AMAL JAYASINGHE

Jewels still sparkle as Saudi faces economic challenge

Apr 19, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Jewelry firms say they still have a solid customer base among Saudi Arabians despite the woes stemming from the troubled oil industry

A Saudi couple looks at jewellery during the Riyadh international Jewellery exhibition on April 18, 2016 in the Saudi capital Riyadh. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE

Pricey gold samurai helmets on sale for Japanese boys

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The ornamental samurai helmets are unveiled ahead of Children s Day on May 5 a seasonal family event

An employee of Japan's jeweler Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry displays the all-five samurai helmets made of pure gold and sterling silver at their main shop in Ginza shopping district in Tokyo on March 17, 2016.   The helmets will be on sale from March 17, ahead of Children's Day on May 5, a traditional festive event to celebrate the growth of children. / AFP / KAZUHIRO NOGI

LOOK: Emma Watson wears jewelry from Bali

Mar 16, 2016 - 11:28 AM

Spotted: The Hollywood actress is clad in jewelry made in Indonesia

Gov’t body okays sale of Marcos jewelry Hawaii collection

Feb 13, 2016 - 3:41 PM

The Hawaii collection and two more Marcos jewelry collections are now valued at a conservative estimate of at least P1 billion says the PCGG

RARE FINDS. An official from the Presidential Commission on Good Government shows a diamond-studded piece of jewelry seized by the Philippine government from former first lady Imelda Marcos, at the Central Bank headquarters in Manila on November 24, 2015. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Auction houses ready Philippines' Marcos jewels for possible sale

Nov 24, 2015 - 6:25 PM

These include gold chains with sparkling gems a huge circlet of rubies and a necklace with pink and yellow diamonds

RARE FINDS. An official from the Presidential Commission on Good Government shows a diamond-studded piece of jewelry seized by the Philippine government from former first lady Imelda Marcos, at the Central Bank headquarters in Manila on November 24, 2015. Photo by NOEL CELIS/Agence France-Presse

IN PHOTOS: MSMEs showcased at APEC's Int'l Media Center

Nov 19, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Philippine based micro small and medium enterprises feature culture history versatility in their craftsmanship

From Expo Mandaue. A 1959 Porsche convertible (not for sale) hand-made with coconut twigs and ratan encased in fiber glass is displayed at Expo Mandaue in the IMC. It was designed by Clayton Togonon. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Thieves get away with millions in France jewelry heist

Mar 12, 2015 - 12:55 AM

15 heavily armed robbers get away with €9 million euros in jewelry No one is hurt in the holdup

8 jailed in 100M euro double Paris jewelry heist

Feb 28, 2015 - 5:03 PM

The 8 men were involved in the 2007 and 2008 robberies in which they made off with gems and watches worth more than 100 million euros

HEIST. Pedestrians walk by the Harry Winston Jewelry shop in Paris, France, December 7, 2008.

Hong Kong police hunt young girl over diamond heist

Jan 24, 2015 - 12:30 PM

The stolen necklace is 100 carat gold embedded with more than 30 diamonds It is worth HK 36 million

Seoul plastic surgery clinic probed over staff selfies

Dec 29, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The staff of a plastic surgery clinic in Gangnam South Korea party and eat inside the operating room and post selfies of the event online

PARTYING AT WORK. A plastic surgery clinic in Seoul is under fire after its staff posted photos of them partying in an operating room, with an unconscious patient lying on a bed behind them. Photo courtesy: Yonhapnews

Pakistan gemstone industry struggles with unrest

Jul 16, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Pakistan s gem and jewelry exports have boomed in recent years but Taliban violence a crippling power crisis and outdated production methods are taking their toll

PRECIOUS GEMS. A showcase of gemstone rings on display in Karachi on Friday 6 January 2006. Akhtar Soomro/EPA

FIRST LOOK: Uno de 50 opens first Southeast Asia store in Manila

May 14, 2014 - 8:45 PM

The handcrafted jewelry brand from Spain opens in SM Aura

Imelda asks for full trial to prove she owns jewellery

Apr 03, 2014 - 8:12 PM

In a reply to a Sandiganbayan resolution she says there has been no trial or hearing on the ownership of the Malacañang Jewelry Collection

SEIZED COLLECTION. This file photo taken on September 15, 2005 shows a Presidential Commission on Good Goverment (PCGG) official showing at the Central bank headquarter in Manila, a tiara inlaid with diamonds and South Sea pearls from a collection seized by the government from former first lady Imelda Marcos in the late 1980s. The Philippines said on September 6, 2012 it planned to put on public display soon fabulous jewels seized 26 years ago from former first lady Imelda Marcos, to help draw more tourists. Joel Nito/AFP/Files

Made from memories: House of Serafina

Mar 03, 2014 - 11:20 PM

The people behind the popular new accessories brand have a unique aesthetic and a keen eye for beauty

#PugadBaboy: Brosia's advice punchline 3

Jan 20, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Brosia s solutions to criminality

Imelda's jewelry collection belongs to gov't - court

Jan 13, 2014 - 5:31 PM

UPDATED The ruling means that imelda Marcos 3 sets of jewelry are now all forfeited in favor of the Philippine government

This file photo taken on September 15, 2005 shows a Presidential Commission on Good Goverment (PCGG) official showing at the Central bank headquarter in Manila, a tiara inlaid with diamonds and South Sea pearls from a collection seized by the government from former first lady Imelda Marcos in the late 1980s. The Philippines said on September 6, 2012 it planned to put on public display soon fabulous jewels seized 26 years ago from former first lady Imelda Marcos, to help draw more tourists. AFP PHOTO / FILES / JOEL NITO

IN PHOTOS: Jewelmer 2013 Gala

Oct 16, 2013 - 1:36 PM

South sea pearls took center stage at the annual fashion gala

GALLEON OF PEARLS. Marina Benipayo wears the night's showstopper. All photos by Jory Rivera

Life and Style wRap: Gucci show, French cafe with cats

Sep 21, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Plus the contentious origin of pearls; in Australia wine replaces beer as favorite drink

A WALK THROUGH STYLE HISTORY. Dutch model Bette Franke parades for Gucci. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Lloyd's offers million-euro reward for stolen Cannes jewels

Aug 06, 2013 - 3:37 PM

Lloyd s of London is offering up to one million euros for information leading to the recovery of jewels stolen from a Cannes hotel

HIGHLY VALUABLE. A French policeman investigates outside the Carlton Hotel on July 28, 2013 in the French Riviera resort of Cannes, after an armed man held up the jewellery exhibition "Extraordinary diamonds" of the Leviev diamond house. The lone gunman managed to evade security and escape with a briefcase containing the valuable jewelry. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

Cannes jewelry heist 'worth about $136 million'

Jul 29, 2013 - 11:45 PM

A diamond heist in a French resort at Cannes has been valued at 136 million making it one of the world s biggest jewellery thefts

HIGHLY VALUABLE. A French policeman investigates outside the Carlton Hotel on July 28, 2013 in the French Riviera resort of Cannes, after an armed man held up the jewellery exhibition "Extraordinary diamonds" of the Leviev diamond house. The lone gunman managed to evade security and escape with a briefcase containing the valuable jewelry. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

Cannes jewels worth 40-M euros stolen

Jul 28, 2013 - 9:04 PM

An armed man held up a jewellery exhibition in Cannes making away with jewels estimated to be worth about 40 million euros 53 million

Former Tiffany exec charged in jewelry theft

Jul 03, 2013 - 9:11 AM

Tiffany s former VP of product development is arrested for allegedly stealing more than 1 million worth of valuables which she later resold

STOLEN JEWELRIES. A model is shown here wearing jewelries from Tiffany where a former executive allegedly stole items before she left. Photo by AFP

Suspects of Megamall heist caught on CCTV

Jan 27, 2013 - 9:36 PM

The faces of the men were clearly captured by the CCTV cameras after the robbery in the country s 3rd largest mall

SHUTTERS DOWN. Citizen journalists live tweet what was going on inside the mall during the incident

[Fashion ed] The Alpha woman

Sep 29, 2012 - 5:06 PM

Today s woman is strong and is in total control of her life her style

THE ALPHA WOMAN KNOWS the kind of lifestyle she wants, including the place where she wants to live. Gown and faux fur coat by ERIC DE LOS SANTOS.

Man swallows $14,000 diamond at gem show

Sep 05, 2012 - 5:32 PM

A Chinese visitor to Sri Lanka was arrested for theft after swallowing a diamond worth nearly 14 000

Kaoru Kikuchi: Pearl of the Orient

Apr 11, 2012 - 8:59 AM

Kaoru Kikuchi shares why when it comes to beauty “Simplicity is elegance and being natural is preferred ”

BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY. Model/designer Kaoru Kikuchi sees beauty in imperfect pearls. Photo by Doc Marlon Pecjo.