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Diamond worth ¥200 mil stolen in Yokohama

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No cameras? No guards? If you can afford a 200 million yen diamond you would be able to afford a guard watching the diamond.

14 ( +14 / -0 )

If there ever really was a diamond, it was probably worth much less, but they will say it's worth 200 million when they file the insurance claim.

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well, if they didnt really care that much.. maybe it wasnt the real cost...

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Unlike precious metals which have a standard price worldwide, there is no such standard for Diamond pricing. So, diamonds are worth whatever your customer is willing to pay for them. Diamonds are certainly not rare either. Diamond syndicates like De Beers are sitting on mountains of diamonds.

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the theft was noticed by an employee who noticed the item was missing at 6 p.m. and realized that the display case was unlocked. 

So, if the case was unlocked, it has to be somebody with access to the keys. If the case was busted open, it was obviously not strong enough to be holding a 20 million dollar diamond.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Sorry, 2 million dollar diamond.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Maybe it's only an overpriced laboratory diamond.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Laboratory created diamonds

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Vapour deposition methods produce diamonds cheaper than mined diamonds but they don’t come with the “blood diamond” cachet!

There seems something seriously wrong here or possibly the report has missed out a lot of information? Why was the case so insecure? Why did no one notice it was gone for about an hour? Why was there an apparent lack of security? No guards, cameras, alarms and what were the staff manning the stand doing?

A lot of unanswered questions here me thinks!

5 ( +5 / -0 )

With fake diamonds that can be created exactly same as real ones, who needs real diamonds now?

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

How convenient, the case unlocked, and some casual passerby lifts the diamond? I think not!

So, maybe it was in a display case, maybe not? What kind of answer is that from a cop's spokesperson?

Welcome to the Japanese manner of talking around the bush. Here is Japan everyone will translate this statement to read, "It was in the case" also could just be a matter of who translated the original article!

You can be reasonably sure that it is no longer in the country...

Why? Japanese trade in illegal goods all the time, why wouldnt it still be here?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

With fake diamonds that can be created exactly same as real ones, who needs real diamonds now?

There is no such thing as fake diamonds. There are natural occurred diamonds and synthetic diamonds, which are stronger and better than the natural ones.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Maybe they should look into the newly purchased home near Kailua Beach by the jewelry show staff member.

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I love a good heist story but the diamond doesn't have a name, expect Hollywood to call it " Crushed in Amsterdam "

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Diamond worth ¥200 mil

Something is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.

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Great...now I have the Lupin III theme in my head.

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Is it the real story ? Last week, the Japanese guy that claimed his 800K euro watch was stolen in Paris. That was a copy he had.

With fake diamonds that can be created exactly same as real ones, who needs real diamonds now?

Nobody needs the jewel diams. You're the only person knowing yours is real. See below.

synthetic diamonds, which are stronger and better than the natural ones.

It's for industry. Yes, they work better and we no longer need workers ruining their health in mines.

There is no such thing as fake diamonds.

There is. Not new. Since Antiquity. Glass "crystal", glass with lead or whatever. It is common in jewelry and accessories. Crap quality looks bad, but the higher end do the job. To the point that you need to ask an expert to tell you if your stones are real.

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You don't know what you have until it's gone.

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Diamonds are a ripp-off in the first place.

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I wonder if a show visitor pointed out to the staff that their showcase was unlocked, and they then hurried that visitor on to another location ?

Sounds like an inside job... insurance job ?

Who were the Insurers ?

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Perhaps, the Diamond was insurance for 200 millions Yen.

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No way 200 million yen-insurance ripoff!

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