Larger diamonds are more noticeable, more attractive and also rarer than smaller diamonds, so most diamond buyers would like to get the best deal when they are shopping for diamonds. Most diamond buyers are likely to purchase the diamonds for jewelry but there is also a risk that they may be targeted for theft. Robbers and other criminals prefer diamonds and other jewelry since it is light in weight, small in size, and can be easily transported. Hence increasingly diamond buyers who want to purchase diamonds for jewelry, are preferring to purchase lab-grown diamonds which have the same physical, optical and chemical properties as natural diamonds, yet are significantly cheaper, especially for larger sizes
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Robbers are less likely to target people wearing lab diamond jewelry for theft since the resale value of the lab diamonds is far lower than natural diamonds. It is also more difficult to predict the prices of lab-grown diamonds in future. Most of the largest diamond heists are of natural diamonds and other jewelry. Some of the largest heists are of uncut diamond stones, so it is difficult to assess the value of these diamonds. Cushion cut is one of the most popular cuts for diamonds after round and oval shaped diamond cuts. While there have been a large number of diamond heists, which were executed after months of meticulous planning, some of the most high profile diamond heists where cushion-cut diamonds were robbed are listed below.
Carlton hotel heist, Cannes, French Riviera
The theft of diamond jewelry like finger rings, pendants, and necklaces from the Leviev Diamond house of Israeli Diamond Oligarch Lev Leviev is considered to be the largest diamond heist valued at $136 million, though it was initially estimated at $53 million. A temporary jewelry exhibition was being held at the luxury resort. In the well-planned theft which was completed in 30 seconds on 28 July 2013, one single masked robber escaped with 72 items of jewelry in just one duffel bag. The jewelry stolen during the heist included a 71.73 cushion-cut yellow diamond set in a ring and a 10.11 white carat cushion-cut diamond ring. Though photos of the robbed jewelry were published, the robber was never caught.
Harry Winston Jewelry, Paris, France
A group of men disguised as women, entered the Harry Winston Jewelry store, in Paris, France entered the store on 4 December 2008, threatened the staff with guns and hand grenades, and escaped with jewelry worth $100 million. Though people were arrested, all the stolen jewelry was not traced
Antwerp diamond centre
Antwerp diamond centre, Belgium is considered one of the largest and business diamond hubs in the world, and it has implemented multiple security measures so that users and traders can keep their jewelry safe during and before deal finalization. Yet the safe was broken allegedly by Italian Leonardo Notarbartolo and his associates after meticulous planning at night, when security was lax in February 2003. Again some of the stolen jewelry was not traceable.