April 16, 1987 |
Diamond merchants Wednesday unveiled a swimsuit billed as the world's most expensive, a black leather creation studded with diamonds worth $1.5 million. The bathing suit, created by Tokyo designer Kiyoko Shimura, contains 104 stones weighing a total of 62.35 carats. It was unveiled at a diamond show along with a matching diamond necklace. Shimura said she was nervous working with the precious stones, the largest of which weighs 6.14 carats. "All of those diamonds are real," she said.
July 16, 1990 |
Thieves used a three-ton truck to smash the window of one of London's most exclusive jewelers today and escaped with a diamond necklace reported to be worth almost $900,000. The thieves struck at Asprey's, a New Bond Street shop which supplies gems to the Royal Family, as the busy West End district was filling with morning shoppers. They reversed the truck toward the shop, smashing its window with a girder projecting from the back of the vehicle.
February 11, 2013 |
Carrie Underwood was a show-stopper at Sunday night's Grammy Awards for a number of reasons. One of those numbers? Try $31 million, the value of the diamond necklace she wore on the red carpet and into the show, where she picked up the award for country solo performance for "Blown Away. " The Johnathon Arndt piece featured 381 carats of oval, pear, marquise and round brilliant white diamonds, People reported. She paired it with a black strapless gown by Roberto Cavalli. GRAMMYS 2013: Full coverage | Winners and nominees | Ballot | Nomination snubs & surprises Now, as beautiful as that dress was, it was nothing compared with the shiny ivory Theia number she wore to perform "Blown Away" and "Two Black Cadillacs" later in the show.
October 31, 1993 |
At 1020 Skyline Drive on Saturday, it was time for a "sifting party." Paper masks over their mouths, gloves on their hands and sieves, shovels and strainers tucked under their arms, about a dozen friends gathered to help Charlie Franciscus, one of about 350 Laguna Beach residents who lost their homes in the fire, find whatever she could. "I found my diamond earrings that my husband gave me and my diamond necklace!" Franciscus reported to new arrivals. "You can just barely see them."
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November 4, 1987 |
Advertising man Bob Rosenberg spent a nervous five hours while a pug dog named Paddington Pug was wandering loose around Culver City. The flashy collar Paddington Pug wore was a $20,000 diamond-studded necklace. Rosenberg says Paddington was adorned with the sparkler last Thursday at a photographer's studio to pose for an advertisement for Morgan & Co., the Westwood Village jewelry store owned by his master, Marcus Rosner.
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July 17, 1986 |
A former member of the staff at the Encino home of pop music star Michael Jackson was charged Wednesday with grand theft in the disappearance of $17,000 in jewelry and cash belonging to Jackson's mother and two of his sisters. Van Nuys Municipal Judge Kenneth Lee Chotiner issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for the suspect, Arthur Lee Stewart, 21, of Los Angeles. If convicted, Stewart could face a maximum of three years in state prison, according to Deputy Dist. Atty. Larry Diamond.