In a previous article, we talked about some of the most insane diamond heists – the ones with guns blazing, international intrigue and millions of dollars of sparkling rocks gone in a haze of smoke and gunfire. In this article, we wanted to talk about some diamond thefts that take the extravagance down a few notches, but turn the volume way up on the weird factor.
When most people think of diamonds, they immediately think of romance – followed by a quick check of the ol’ bank account balance. But did you know that a majority of the diamonds that are mined from the earth can’t be used as gemstones?
Some people have a little dough to burn and others don’t mind dumping a lot of it in a bonfire and dancing around as the flickering embers rise up to the heavens, as the heavens rain down on them infinite riches. You may not be able to fathom it, but for some people, splurging on a twenty million dollar tiara is like venturing out of the dollar menu at your favorite fast food restaurant. Here is a list of some of the most expensive pieces of jewelry ever sold.
Diamonds are like people in that some become famous and some don’t. Usually, it’s circumstance. Sometimes it has to do with happenstance. A little orphan diamond can easily be placed in a Queen’s crown of jewels and become the most famous diamond in the world or it could spend its life away from the limelight on someone’s rather non-notorious ring finger.