Sunday, April 14, 2019

An update on Countess Olympia's engagement ring

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Noted and respected royal jewels historian Vincent Meylan contacted me about the theft of Countess Olympia von Arco-Zinneberg's engagement ring.  He has excellent sources so I do not doubt his comments

Prince Jean Christophe Napoleon and Countess Olympia von Arco-Zinneberg got engaged in January, He gave her a ring , but contrary to reports including my post (which was based on the original French account),the diamond did not come from Empress Eugenie, but from a historical tiara that belongs to the groom's family.  The diamond does not way 40 carats.

Prince Jean Christophe parked his Mercedes not too far from the Hotel Aubusson, where they were planning the check in during their stay in Paris.

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 Meylan writes that they "carefully locked" the car,  and then entered the hotel to check in.  It took only a few minutes for the thief to break into the car and steal the bag, which included a computer, credit cards and the engagement ring.

The rest of part of the original report is accurate.  The alleged thief did use the credit card at a Sushi restaurant and  at a nearby hotel, where he had checked in for three days. 

Vincent Meylan's article is in the April 19, 2019 issue of Point de Vue.


Mary Shan said...

I don't understand why anyone would leave a bag with personal possessions - jewels and credit cards inside a car. Bags - yes but the rest ???

MBlueRose21 said...

The whole thing is fishy. Some articles are making the Prince out to be some hero for helping to look for the ring. Lol, he and his bride waited two days to report the theft and then another day after that to report the ring. It looks like they wanted to get robbed, but for a limited time only.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

That part of the story was not true