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Friday, January 30, 2009

Man walks away with $140k of stolen jewels

30 January 2009
From Straits Times

A MAN tricked the employees of a downtown jewellery shop into handing him more than $140,000 worth of jewels last weekend, the police said yesterday.

The culprit walked away from Raffles Jeweller in the Fullerton Hotel on Sunday with a haul that included two diamond rings and a half-dozen other jewels after convincing staff that he had paid for the items.

But the police said he had not parted with a single cent.

The shop declined to comment on the the incident, and details of what actually happened remain unclear.

A day before the theft, the man had walked into the jewellery store and looked around for a while, but left without making a purchase.

He returned the next day and spoke with the shop's manager. He asked to buy four rings - including two encrusted with diamonds - two bracelets, two necklaces and two pairs of earrings worth a total of $141,300.

Claiming he had to get money, he went to the lobby of the hotel, accompanied by the shop manager.

It is unclear why the manager went out of the shop with the suspect.

The man later doubled back to the shop, where he told employees there that he had paid for the jewels. The employees handed over the gems to him, and he walked out through the front doors.

It was only later that the manager and staff realised the jewels had not been paid for.

The suspect remains at large. The police said he was wearing a dark blue suit, was about 1.7m tall, and had a fair complexion.

The police also said he is believed to be a foreigner, and spoke in English with a foreign accent that led them to believe that he may be from India or Pakistan.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Russian investments

Nope, not about Russian diamonds..

But more of Russian Stock Market.. an excellent source of information to exchange information and stock price review... check it out today..

For all you know the money you make can get you the one carat you have been eyeing for long!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year..

May the year of the Ox bring about more precious things to your collection!

Thank you for the continous support and I do hope that you all will continue to support this blog!!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Budding Online Retailer?

Are you an budding online retailer?

If you are, you might wanna check out I.M Online Limited which is a international company that provides Global eCommerce services, like eBay store design, for local and international markets. The company has operations in US, Canada, UK and Australia.

Most importantly I.M Online has the extensive knowledge and experience in the eCommerce filed. I.M Online has helped many merchants to go online with their inventory to sale. So if you need assistance in selling online at many marketplaces like Amazon,,, Shopzila, google base, jellyfish,, msn, etc, be sure to check them out!

Which comes to the million dollar question, would anyone support me if I had sales of my items?

Golden Kwan Yin

Another pure gold ornament of mine, this is a Kwan Yin statue made of pure 999 gold.

Guanyin (Chinese: 觀音; pinyin: guān yīn; Wade-Giles: kuan-yin) is the bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female.

It is housed in a acrylic housing to protect it from dust and other elements.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Important tips for bloggers!

With the ongoing economic recession, more and more people are turning to alternative ways to making money.

But making money online, does that sound even possible to you? Will there be any legal implications and how to start doing that?

Timon Weller has been making a living online for over three years now and his blog is about his passion to help others out there make money online as well! The whole site is filled with loads of tips from getting more traffic to your site, to blogging tips and even information on how to make money online with affiliate programs!

1gram gold bar

This is part of my old collection of gold bar.

Sad to say, it's only a one grammer.

But I like this kind of kinebars, as they are called, because of their holographic designs on them.

Even though not worth a lot, it is still something to be treasured...

Oh, by the way, do you notice the words UBS on the bar? Familliar?


The Lunar New Year is just days away… with all the festive celebration going on, let’s not forget about the less fortunate as well as historical issues of importance.

Came across this site recently about holodomor, which apparently claims to be the truth about 'Holodomor of 1932-1933' and provides unbiased information and facts about the 'Golodomor' in the Soviet Union.

Like a true horror story, the Soviet famine of 1932-1933 affected most major grain-producing agricultural areas of the Soviet Union, including Northern Caucasus, Volga Region, South Urals, West Siberia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. The Communist governments of the Soviet Republics apparently seized grains from the peasantry and exported most of their Republic's agricultural output to the West in order to sustain the rapid economic transformation - "Industrialization" and "Collectivization" part of the policy as designed by Joseph Stalin, who was then the ruling the country.

The term 'Golodomor' means the «mass hunger» or the «great hunger». This caused million of victims throughout the Soviet Union in 1932-1933.

Scholars estimate about 6-8 million peasants deaths, that is almost the entire population of present day Singapore, during the famine of 1932-1933:

Central Russia approximately 2 million
Kazhastan approximately 1.7 million
Ukraine approximately 1.3 million
North Caucasus approximately 1 million

May we learn from the past and prevent such unfortunate incidents from ever happening again!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Golden God of Longevity

Was clearing my stuff for the Lunar New Year when I saw this from an old collection of mine: a Chinese God of Longevity and peaches, which are also a symbol of longevity, crafted in pure 999 gold.

I really like the texture, workmanship and lustre of this piece of art!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Marlene Dietrich is back...

Not the person.. but rather my Montblanc pen of which the sapphire dropped out...

I collected the pen today from the botique and I feel so glad that it took less then 3 months as what they had initially claimed...

And its looking as good as new... with a new sparkling blue sapphire!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Lunar New Year Coins

I got my Lunar Festive coins today from the Singapore Mint Fair!
This is this years collection, the front of the coin:

Another coin I got was the 2008/2009 Shwedagon Pagoda of Myanmar 1/25oz 999.9 Fine Gold BU Coin:

Monday, January 5, 2009

Inspired by Nature

This Tiffany & Co. 925 silver cufflink appears to have been inspired by Nature

With its bamboo like design, it sure deserves a second look.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Tiffany & Co. cufflinks

I got this pair of Tiffany & Co. cufflinks when I was in the US last year.

It's made of 925 sterling silver.

Simple yet elegant to be worn everyday!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all readers!

Thank you for the continous support!

Hope that you all will enjoy the new range of topics in 2009! Have a sparkling and precious year ahead!