How A £1 Million Emerald Ring Went 'Missing' At the Four Seasons Hong Kong
Though it goes completely against the sense of security that hotels want you to feel, jewelry and fancy hotel suites are a prime target for thieves. Especially jewelry inside a fancy hotel suite.
So we're not entirely sure what crossed the mind of Swiss jeweler Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele when she absentmindedly left her £1 million emerald ring in a bathroom at Four Seasons Hong Kong last week. According to the Daily Mail, Gruosi-Scheufele left the ring, which was bought by her parents in 1963, in the bathroom at the hotel's fourth-floor ballroom during an event. A busy, busy event, with lots of people rushing in and out of the bathroom. By the time she raced back to the bathroom (six minutes later), the ring was nowhere to be found. Quick work!
Granted, this is a rather different case than The Plaza woman who was robbed of over $230,000 in jewelry and designer handbags straight out of her room. But there's still a lesson there.
Thieves have no business being inside a person's room—but then again, why were her doors open? Similarly, if you see an expensive-looking emerald ring (16.83 carats to be exact) sitting on a bathroom counter, you shouldn't think twice about turning it in. But then again, why carelessly put it down in the first place?
So if any of you reading are on the in, Hong-Kong-black-market-jewels-wise, and you see something turn up, now you know what to do about it.
[Photo: Four Seasons Hong Kong/Flickr]