Not yet Meldy

17 Jun

So the government has spoken — through acting Justic Secretary Agnes Devenadera — that the Madame will not be getting her divine jewel collection.  Not yet.

Not this…

10-carat canary yellow diamond and huge southsea pearl pendant/brooch

10-carat canary yellow diamond and huge southsea pearl pendant/brooch

this…

 20-carat ruby cabochon and diamonds in white gold

20-carat ruby cabochon and diamonds in white gold

…nor this.

Diamond choker with 15 5-carat each Colombian emeralds (75-carats total) and 50 carats worth of diamonds in platinum.

Diamond choker with 15 5-carat each Colombian emeralds (75-carats total) and 50 carats worth of diamonds in platinum.

Photos by Diana J. Limjoco

These jewels, part of the prized Roumeliotes collection, were confiscated by the Bureau of Customs from Greek Demetriou Roumeliotes who tried smuggling them out of the country on March 9, 1986.  Two other collections — the Malacanang and Honolulu jewels — were being kept at the vaults of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.  Auction houses Christie’s of New York and Sotheby’s of London estimated the three collections to be worth P15 billion.

My gawd! P15-billion!

Madame’s lawyer, however, said that his client is after the Malacanang and Honolulu collections.

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5 Responses to “Not yet Meldy”

  1. Diana Limjoco August 17, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    http://www.djl.net/jewels

    If you are going to use someone else’s photos, please be kind enough to place the copyright information. The photos of Imelda Marcos jewels belows to Diana J. Limjoco, and please if you keep them up..place the link back to my site.

    Maraming salamat,
    Diana

    • rona August 17, 2009 at 5:19 pm #

      Hi Ma’m. I did place the link to your site. But it’s missing. Will put it back. Sorry po. 🙂

  2. rona August 17, 2009 at 5:17 pm #

    Hello po. I did place the link on your site Ma’m. 🙂

  3. Diana Limjoco August 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm #

    Many, many thanks! You are a fine person.
    Diana

    • rona August 17, 2009 at 5:46 pm #

      🙂 Thank you.

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