There is a certain standing amongst gems and it has nothing to do with cut, carat, color or even value. To get on this exclusive list a gem must of course be unique, incredibly expensive and have a few tales to spin, but even then, that’s not enough. To be on this list comes at a price that most of was would shudder at. Basically, you’ve got to be kidnapped, held for ransom, accept that it may take a century or more to set you free, but ultimately you will be set free (usually for a king’s ransom). Only then can you be nominated for this list – the famous gem heists in history list.
Jewelry.com takes a look at some of the fabulous gems that have been stolen over the ages.
Log onto: http://www.jewelry.com/2007-09-jn-gem-heists.shtml and find out which gems have a history that’s stranger than fiction