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31,832. 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
17,073. 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. (Gangs & Jewellery & Robbery & Heists) Masterminds e15: Safe Landing
17,074. 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. (Gangs & Jewellery & Robbery & Heists) ibid.
17,075. 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. (Gangs & Jewellery & Robbery & Heists) ibid.
111,416. 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. (Jewellery & Burglary & Heists: US) Masterminds s21: Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief
111,417. He’s [Bill Mason] probably the most successful jewel thief in American history. (Jewellery & Burglary & Heists: US) ibid.
111,418. Cat burglar Bill Mason has been fleecing the rich and famous for over a decade. (Jewellery & Burglary & Heists: US) ibid.
18,175. One gang pulls off a brazen jewel heist: millions of dollars in diamonds ripped off in broad daylight. (Gangs: US & Diamonds & Jewellery & Kansas & Heists: US) Masterminds e23: Kansas City Diamond Heist
18,176. Kansas City’s greatest jewel thief outwitted police for years. (Gangs: US & Diamonds & Jewellery & Kansas & Heists: US) ibid.
18,177. 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. (Gangs: US & Diamonds & Jewellery & Kansas & Heists: US) ibid.
18,178. 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. (Gangs: US & Diamonds & Jewellery & Kansas & Heists: US) ibid.
18,179. 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. (Gangs: US & Diamonds & Jewellery & Kansas & Heists: US) ibid.
19,567. 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. (Gangs US: Ohio & Ohio & Jewellery & Robbery) Masterminds e27: The Jewelry Show Job
19,568. August 1994 Columbo Ohio: hundreds of jewellery salesman arrived at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for the biggest jewellery convention in the mid-west. (Gangs US: Ohio & Ohio & Jewellery & Robbery) ibid.
19,569. The mysterious lady who had checked in late had completely disappeared. (Gangs US: Ohio & Ohio & Jewellery & Robbery) ibid.
19,570. 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. (Gangs US: Ohio & Ohio & Jewellery & Robbery) ibid.
19,571. 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. (Gangs US: Ohio & Ohio & Jewellery & Robbery) ibid.
19,572. Karen [Hanhardt’s wife] testified about the entire gang’s involvement in the Hyatt Regency heist. (Gangs US: Ohio & Ohio & Jewellery & Robbery) ibid.
111,559. A mastermind makes pizza by day and a fortune by night … ‘A master burglar, a master safe-cracker.’ (Robbery & Jewellery & Heists: US) Masterminds s54: The Museum Heist
111,560. In the early 1990s Akron, Ohio, was hit with an unprecedented series of jewellery-store heists. (Robbery & Jewellery & Heists: US) ibid.
111,561. In July 1994 the gang struck the Headley Whitney museum 300 miles south in Lexington. (Robbery & Jewellery & Heists: US) ibid.
111,562. James Quinn engineered the biggest jewellery spree in US history. (Robbery & Jewellery & Heists: US) ibid.
111,575. 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.’ (Burglary & Jewellery & Heists: US) Masterminds e55: It Takes a Thief
111,576. ‘He became an expert in vaults and safes.’ (Burglary & Jewellery & Heists: US) ibid.
111,577. Learning his crew has turned on him, [Paul] Mathieson abandons them completely and starts going it alone. (Burglary & Jewellery & Heists: US) ibid.
30,785. You think there’s a market for jewellery that looks like snot then? (England & Elizabeth I & Jewellery) Blackadder II: Money, Blackadder to Percy, BBC 1986
65,819. 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. (Burglary & Jewellery & High-Wire Walking) Crime Stories: Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief
65,820. Bill Mason estimates he stole about $35,000,000 of jewellery before he got caught. (Burglary & Jewellery & High-Wire Walking) ibid.
65,821. Mason used mountain climbing equipment to scale high-rise apartments and hotels. (Burglary & Jewellery & High-Wire Walking) ibid.
63,892. Lalique created dramatic jewellery about women for women ... His jewellery was lavish and dramatic. (Art Nouveau & Jewellery) Stephen Smith, Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau I, BBC 2012
77,873. 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. (Jewellery & Diamond) Diamond Geezers and Gold Dealers, ITV 2014
77,874. Over 50% of Britain’s diamond trade passes through Hatton Garden each year. (Jewellery & Diamond) ibid.
77,875. Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they’ve experienced pain and bought jewellery. (Jewellery & Marriage) Rita Rudner
77,876. I am happy to receive any items of jewellery. Katie Price
97,263. 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. (Theft & Jewellery) 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
98,460. 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. (GBH Films & Antiques & Jewellery) 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
98,478. It’s a story rooted in the Imperial Russia of the Tsars ... an artist/jeweller – his company produces perhaps two hundred thousand unique objects. (Antiques & Jewellery & Russia) Faberge: A Life of Its Own, Sky Arts 2016
98,479. The first Faberge egg appears in 1885. (Antiques & Jewellery & Russia) ibid.
98,480. Shut down by the Bolsheviks. (Antiques & Jewellery & Russia) ibid.