Kim Kardashian Jewelry – Lessons Learned from the Heist

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Kim Kardashian Jewelry – Lessons Learned from the Heist

Kim Kardashian West is never one to shy away from the limelight, but as they say, there’s a first time for everything. As you know, Kim was the victim of a robbery late Sunday night in Paris at her suite at the l’Hotel de Pourtalès, as reported by numerous news agencies. French officials reported to CNN that five men threatened the hotel’s concierge to gain access to Kim’s suite.

Once inside, they allegedly put a gun to her head, then tied her up and locked her into a bathroom before making off with a ring valued at $4.5 million and other jewelry valued at $5.6 million, plus two cell phones.

A partial reason for the Kim Kardashian Jewelry heist was partially due to headlines recently when she debuted a second engagement ring, that features a 20 carat diamond. The ring was designed by Lorraine Schwartz, who also created the star’s first 15-carat engagement ring from husband Kanye West.

Kim’s might be one of the trickiest security cases there is, and there are parallels between her and the Kim Kardashian Jewelry buying public.

She’s a member of a family who has actively courted fame through various reality television shows, augmented by a constant social media presence: blogs, Instagram, Twitter, Snap Chat, and her very own apps.

A ritual flaunting of beauty, wealth and privilege is what keeps Kim Kardashian Jewelry relevant and inundated with lucrative business deals. She’s shared her enviable rock on social media more than once.

Parading Kim Kardashian Jewelry and her overall wealth might be her job, but it also made her a target for crime.

Likewise, for jewelry lovers, social media is an essential part of life, but there’s no controlling who might be taking stock of your jewelry inventory.

Common best practices for social media, like not advertising one’s location, are difficult for Kim, who has actively sought the attention of paparazzi over her career, and are equally difficult for people who feel the need to advertise their location so family and friends know what they are up to.

What’s surprising to me is that Kim was without security during the crime. The only buffer between her and the thieves was a hotel employee, and that is a bad idea when carrying this type of Kim Kardashian Jewelry.

Author: Shawn

Indiana University Alumni GIA Graduate Gemologist Student

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