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What we see the least of is the Holy Grail of Victorian nineteenth-century design, and the highest possible point of that for me is the jewellery designed by the neo-Gothic architect William Burgess, who is really the greatest genius of nineteenth-century design and architecture. But he also dabbled in jewellery ... This is particularly tantalising because I was showing it as a slide at a talk about two or three years ago: when the slide went up a fellow in the front row practically slumped in his chair, and it was so dramatic that I went over to him afterwards and said to him, What on Earth’s the matter? And he said, I had that broach ... I sold it for cash at Newark and it’s gone again. Jeffrey Munn, Jewellery specialist Antiques Roadshow, BBC 2011
A master jewel thief steals gems worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Armed with a team of highly trained experts and an arsenal of sophisticated electronics. And breaks into an ultra-secure safe. Masterminds e15: Safe Landing
In the late 1990s the FBI was caught off guard by a rash of nearly fifty jewellery store heists in the south-eastern United States. ibid.
The mastermind the FBI was searching for was Tony Granims. Armed with an extraordinary range of skills he pulled off the most sophisticated jewellery heist in US history. ibid.
A highwire act that cheated death more than once. A man nobody really knew. A performer who didn’t want an audience. A thief who eluded the police for decades. Masterminds s21: Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief
He’s [Bill Mason] probably the most successful jewel thief in American history. ibid.
Cat burglar Bill Mason has been fleecing the rich and famous for over a decade. ibid.
One gang pulls off a brazen jewel heist: millions of dollars in diamonds ripped off in broad daylight. Masterminds e23: Kansas City Diamond Heist
Kansas City’s greatest jewel thief outwitted police for years. ibid.
A vehicle pulled up to the front doors of Tivol. Three masked men got out and stormed the jewellery store. The attack moved at blazing speed. The staff were caught completely off guard ... This was a highly coordinated hit. ibid.
Police suspected that an expert gang of jewel thieves had swept through town. They had no idea they’d been outwitted by a local kid on his first swing in the big league. ibid.
Burnett’s other criminal activity had already landed him in custody ... Burnett was going down but he wasn’t going down alone. He could finally get his revenge on the fences who had double-crossed him. ibid.
A dazzling cache of jewellery that vanishes into thin air. A mystery woman, a cop turned robber, and a flawless crime. It was the greatest unsolved robbery in the mid-west. Masterminds e27: The Jewelry Show Job
August 1994 Columbo, Ohio: hundreds of jewellery salesman arrived at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for the biggest jewellery convention in the mid-west. ibid.
The mysterious lady who had checked in late had completely disappeared. ibid.
They didn’t have the slightest inkling that the mastermind was really one of their own: the legendary ex-chief of Chicago police William Hanhardt. ibid.
With solid connections on both sides of the law the opportunity was too tempting to pass up. Jewellery salesmen became Handhardt’s prey and he called on his old gangsta friends for help. ibid.
Karen [Hanhardt’s wife] testified about the entire gang’s involvement in the Hyatt Regency heist. ibid.
A mastermind makes pizza by day and a fortune by night … ‘A master burglar, a master safe-cracker.’ Masterminds s54: The Museum Heist
In the early 1990s Akron, Ohio, was hit with an unprecedented series of jewellery-store heists. ibid.
In July 1994 the gang struck the Headley Whitney museum 300 miles south in Lexington. ibid.
James Quinn engineered the biggest jewellery spree in US history. ibid.
In the mid-1990s Miami, Florida, was hit with an unprecedented crime wave … ‘The FBI started to see a bunch of extremely high-end jewellery heists of wholesale jewellery stores.’ Masterminds e55: It Takes a Thief
‘He became an expert in vaults and safes.’ ibid.
Learning his crew has turned on him, [Paul] Mathieson abandons them completely and starts going it alone. ibid.
You think there’s a market for jewellery that looks like snot then? Blackadder II: Money, Blackadder to Percy, BBC 1986
A high-wire act that cheated death more than once. A man nobody really knew. A performer who didn’t want an audience. A thief who eluded the police for decades. Crime Stories: Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief
Bill Mason estimates he stole about $35,000,000 of jewellery before he got caught. ibid.
Mason used mountain climbing equipment to scale high-rise apartments and hotels. ibid.
Lalique created dramatic jewellery about women for women ... His jewellery was lavish and dramatic. Stephen Smith, Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau I, BBC 2012
Jewellery ... behind the bling the beating heart of the trade in precious metals and priceless stones is to be found in one tiny corner of London: welcome to Hatton Garden. Diamond Geezers and Gold Dealers, ITV 2014
77,874. Over 50% of Britain’s diamond trade passes through Hatton Garden each year. ibid.
Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewellery. (Jewellery & Marriage) Rita Rudner
I am happy to receive any items of jewellery. Katie Price
Is it true, or just a rumour – that John Robie, former cat burglar of Paris before the war, is once again on the prowl? Fashionable resorts on the Riviera are being regularly looted by a skilful jewel thief. To Catch a Thief 1955 starring Cary Grant & Grace Kelly & Jessie Royce Landis & John Williams & Charles Vanel & Brigitte Auber & Jean Martinelli & Georgette Anys et al, director Alfred Hitchcock, newspaper article
One of the most valuable antique collections of jewellery in the world ... sometime in March. At least two hundred thousand pounds. Perhaps a quarter of a million. Goalbreak 1962 starring Peter Reynolds & Avice Landon & David Kernan & John Blythe & Robert Desmond & Geoffrey Hibbert & Carl Bernard & Carol White & Robert Fyfe & Katharine Page et al, director Francis Searle, antiques bloke to buyer opening scene
It’s a story rooted in the Imperial Russia of the Tsars ... an artist/jeweller – his company produces perhaps two hundred thousand unique objects. Fabergé: A Life of Its Own, Sky Arts 2016
The first Fabergé egg appears in 1885. ibid.
Shut down by the Bolsheviks. ibid.
Lots of narrow corridors and steep stairwells. True Lives: Stories from Hatton Garden, worker
A very good apprenticeship which lasted nearly six and a half years. ibid.
Diamonds arrived in the area in the 1870s. ibid. historian
It actually cost me money to come to work. ibid. worker
Hand-engraving is like an artist. ibid.
All the fine jewellery was given to them in the morning and in the evening they were just useless because they’d gone to the pub and just drunk too much. All life was here really. ibid.