Eerily similar to the plot line of the movie starring Jason Stratham, "The Bank Job" in 2008, has come to life in a scenario in Hatton Garden a famed jewelry district in the UK that is the center of the its diamond trade and has 300 businesses and 55 shops selling jewelry. During the UK BankHoliday weekend the jewel thief's went into the building via an elevator shaft and rendered their security system useless. Of the 600 safety deposit boxes 300 were raided. A majority of these boxes are owned by people in the jewelry business.They had used heavy cutting equipment to gain access. Thats right to 300 boxes~ ( although reports are now varying with the correct amount of boxes that were invaded)
|Hatton Garden jewelry district in the UK|
|A forensic investigator entering the building|
|An aerial view of Hatton Garden|
|The legendary beauty at 19, she spoke with her chin close to her chest to stop from shaking when speaking her lines|
|Turquoise diamond and amethyst ring created by Jean Schlumberger|
|Such a great picture of Lauren wearing her 18k gold chain bracelets created by Jean Schlumberger, sold for a total of $87,500|
|Elizabeth Gage Camel brooch made in 18k yellow gold enamel, cultured pearl and rose diamond sold for $23,750, much higher than the pre auction estimate of $7,000|
|Superb gemstone 18k hoop earrings by Jean Schlumber, attached from one side the have movement and sparkle~|
|Countess Kitty Schoenborn, Baroness De Rothschild|
|Created by Cartier in 1923 and given to the baron De Rothschild new wife, Kitt, pre auction estimate $1.8 Million -$2.2 Million ( sold for $2.6 Million)|
Her name might not sound familiar but she life was filled with titles, husbands and a fair amount of drama. She was born Mary Evelyn Hungerford Crewe-Milnes (23 March 1915 – 2 July 2014). Her Godfather was King George V, she had carried Queen Elizabeths train when he married prince George! She came from a colorful family and had married the 9th Duke of Roxburghe in 1935 at Westminster Abbey and divorced the Duke in 1953. A public scandal happened when her husband tried to evict her from their 100 room castle, Floors Castle for 6 weeks in 1953. He reportedly had turned off the electric, gas, water on her side of the estate in a bid to have her leave the house. A neighbor Lord Haig had supplied her with paraffin lamps, food and candles for 6 weeks. After the 6 weeks she had left Floors Castle and traveled to London where their divorce was settled out of court due to his affair.
|The Duchesses 3 tiaras pre auction estimate $300,000 - $500,000 each|
|Mary Duchess of Roxburghe on her wedding day in 1935|
Until next time, KEEP sparkling!