Hong Kong police are searching for an emerald-and-diamond ring worth more than $1.53 million left in a luxury hotel bathroom by a jewelry company executive.
Swiss jeweller Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, 49, forgot she had taken the ring off to wash her hands after visiting the ladies’ room of the Four Seasons Hotel’s Harbour View ballroom in Hong Kong.
She raced back seven minutes later only to discover it had gone.
The ring has a 16.83 carat emerald sitting between two diamonds of 1.15 and 1.29 carats, with another 674 small diamonds around the band.
A reward of more than $64,000 has been offered for the return of the ring.
There is some speculation that the ring already have passed through one of the many pawn shops in Hong Kong. The local affinity for high stakes gambling means that sudden cash sales of jewels and other valuables are common. http://kaumudiglobal.com