Imelda and The Clash of the Clash

Well, to start with this week it appears that the Phillipines Government is going to sell off Imelda Marcos’ jewellery collection…

The Philippine government has approved the public exhibit and auction of the jewellery collection of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ widow Imelda which international experts have appraised to be now worth at least 1bn pesos ($21m).

The hoard was seized when Marcos and his family fled to Hawaii in 1986 following a popular revolt that ended his two decades in power.

It includes a 25-carat, barrel-shaped diamond worth at least $5m and a Cartier diamond tiara that is now many times more valuable than the previous estimate of $30,000 to $50,000.

…via Philippines to auction off $21m worth of Imelda Marcos’s jewellery

So as well as being famous for her huge collection of shoes, it seems Imelda also liked a bit of bling!

We all remember the the Clash don’t we?  The 70s and 80s punk band that had makor hits with Rock the Cazbar and London Calling amoung others?  Well it seems that the lead singer, Mick Jones made the news when he filmn producer wife had a fracus with a jewellery designer:

The film producer wife of Clash singer Mick Jones slapped a French jewellery designer across the face and trashed an antique jewellery display in blazing row over money, a court heard. 

Miranda Gian Davis, 53, is accused of attacking designer Jan Cremer and wrecking two necklaces worth more than 6000 euros during the outburst.

She had rented her apartment in Holland Park, west London, out to Ms Cremer and fellow French designer Michele Jarry Des Loges.

But during a row over unpaid money, Davis alleged slapped Ms Cremer and “destroyed” the jewellery belonging to Ms Des Loge

…via Clash singer’s wife ‘slapped jewellery designer in row over money

Well they certainly seemed to clash didn’t they…