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…

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Victims of £70,000 theft found ring on Edinburgh jeweller’s finger

This is interesting story carried by a few Scottish newspapers today.  Apparantly, the victums of a jewellery theft totalling £70,000 had taken it upon theirselves to try and try the stolen jewellery and when they did, who have guessed this outcome….

The victims decided to visit other jewellers in Edinburgh to see if they recognised any items for sale.

…via Victims of £70000 jewellery theft found ring on jeweller’s finger – stv.tv

The victims of a £70,000 jewellery theft were “left stunned” when they walked into a jewellery shop and found the owner wearing one of their stolen rings after launching a search to trace their stolen possessions.

Mark McGrorty and Brian Richardson are now facing jail terms after they confessed to selling jewellery taken in a raid on a £2m country house in Fife.

According to The Courier, the jewellery was taken from a safe at the property in July 2014.

Some five months later a jeweller in Edinburgh contacted police because he believed that some jewellery he had recently bought may have been stolen.

It subsequently emerged that Richardson had walked into the Joseph Bonnar Jeweller’s store in Edinburgh’s Thistle Street and sold a pair of Opal earrings, a necklace and two aquamarine earrings for a total of £1,400.

He also provided his own full name and address as he carried out his scheme in full view of the shop’s CCTV.

According to the report, police informed the victims of the theft of the discovery, who decided to visit other jewellers’ shops to see if they could find any more stolen goods.

…via Edinburgh shop owner caught wearing stolen ring by victims of £70k jewellery theft – Professional Jeweller

 

Imagine that!