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The Jewelry Insider

June 22, 2010


When your boyfriend brings you diamond jewelry like it’s your morning latte, you know you’ve hitched your wagon to one keeper of a pony.

Unless you’re Anne Hathaway.

The Cinderella story of Miss Anne and her uber-rich boyfriend Raffaello Follieri hit a snag back in 2008 when he was convicted of 14 felony counts of fraud, so the Feds are trying to recoup his losses Bernie Madoff-style by auctioning off anything and everything he owned – including the jewelry he gave to Anne.

Hathaway, who broke up with then-arrested Follieri in June 2008, turned the items over to the FBI that August, including two watches, two rings, two bracelets, two necklaces, two chains, silver earrings, and a Louis Vuitton box. While the jewelry’s total value has not been disclosed, a gold Rolex Cosmograph Daytona given to Hathaway retails for about $25,000.

But all’s well that ends well. Follieri is serving a 4/12 year sentence, and A-lister Annie’s only crime is her performance in Valentine’s Day.

What would you do with jewelry given to you by a lying, cheating ex? This excellent site, www.exboyfriendjewelry.com (“You don’t want it, he can’t have it back!”) has the perfect answer – and a brilliant business plan. Check it out!