An expensive ring worth 750,000 pounds ($943,157 USD) that went missing at the luxury Ritz hotel in Paris has been found in a vacuum cleaner, reported BBC. Remarkably, the precious ring contains a 6.51-carat diamond and two platinum baguettes.
The guest, a Malaysian entrepreneur who was not known by name, stated that on December 8 she had left the precious ring on a table in the hotel room before stepping out. When she returned in the evening, she observed it was missing. The woman filed a complaint with the police, suspecting that a staff member at the luxury Ritz hotel stole the jewelry. After the episode, Ritz hotel also offered the visitor a three-night stay as compensation.
Distinctly, the valuable ring contains a 6.51-carat diamond and two platinum baguettes.
However, security at the hotel found the ring inside a vacuum cleaner bag two days after the ring went missing. On Friday, the guest had travelled to London, but will now return to Paris for her valuable ring.
In a statement to Le Parisien, the hotel said, ”Thanks to the meticulous work of security guards, the ring was found this morning. We would like to thank the staff at the Ritz Hotel Paris who mobilized for this search and who work each day with integrity and professionalism.”
It is not the first jewelry that has been reported missing at the hotel. In September 2018, a Saudi princess told the Parisian police that hundreds of thousands of euros’ worth of jewelry had been stolen from her room at the hotel in Place Vendome. The same year, armed burglars seized millions of euros worth of stock from a jewelry store at the hotel. Five men armed with axes broke a window at the shop inside the hotel.
The luxurious five-star Ritz Hotel is located in Place Vendôme, in Paris‘ historical first district on the right bank of the river Seine. The 19th-century hotel, which reopened in 2016 after an extensive four-year makeover, has housed such well-known names as Ernest Hemingway and Coco Chanel.