Robbery rocks De Grisogono’s Cannes party

Necklace worth millions taken despite presence of 80 security guards.

De Grisogono has become the second victim of a high-value jewellery theft at this year’s Cannes Film Festival after a necklace worth €2 million (£1.7m) was taken during its party at Eden Roc.

According to AFP thieves made off with a diamond necklace during the evening event on Tuesday May 21.

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The Swiss jewellery brand said in a statement: "Unfortunately, after the end of the festivities, Grisogono employees discovered that a necklace of high value, which was part of the collection launched during the evening, had disappeared despite the security measures in place which included 80 security agents and police."

The brand provided a description of the necklace, possibly in a bid to raise awareness among jewellers and stone dealers. It is set with 19 white diamonds, 19 yellow diamonds, emeralds and brown diamonds. 

The robbery follows last Friday’s theft at a Novotel hotel, where fine diamond jewellery by Chopard was taken from an employee’s hotel room.

Police said they were investigating the De Grisogono robbery. According to AFP at least two apartments rented by film executives have also been burgled during the festival, with thieves taking jewellery and cash, among other items.



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