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Kim Kardashian is unlikely to get her jewels back according to a police source
It’s claimed there is an overwhelming chance that the reality star will never see her diamonds – which are worth millions – again, with the insider stating that there is also a strong chance that they have been re-cut.
Among the robbed items was Kim’s £3.5 million diamond engagement ring, which was gifted to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star by her husband Kanye West.
Kim was held at gunpoint as thieves raided her apartment in Paris last October.
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Kim has only recently made her return to the public eye since the terrifying heist
She is unlikely to get them back.
Kim Kardashian robbery source
Nine men and a woman have reportedly been caught and charged with armed robbery and it’s believed they are in the process of providing details of what happened to the expensive goods.
“She is unlikely to get them back,” Jerome Guillochon, president of a French jewellers federation, told BFM TV. “They separate the stone from the metal.”
He added: “On one half, they will melt the metal, and on the other, they will usually cut the stones completely, in order to remove all markings or modify the shape.
“Because if there is a typical shape in exceptional jewellery, if there is a ring in the shape of a cushion, they can perhaps cut it in circles.
Kim’s extravagant band is believed to have had the name of sports brand Adidas carved into it, who Kanye has collaborated with on his fashion line, and is equally recognisable.
Kim with her pricey engagement ring shortly before the raid
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Kim was held at gunpoint during the Paris heist
According to Jerome, technical equipment including lasers would have been used to alter the jewellery, and then it could have fetched millions on the black market.
Suspected thieves Aomar Ait Khedache and Didier Dubreucq have been taken into custody in Antwerp, the home of the Belgium diamond trade, since the robbery.
Authorities are thought to believe that the duo travelled to the city to “dispose” the jewels following the heist.
Kim – who will be seen telling her family about the robbery in an upcoming episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians – is expected to return to France from the USA to give evidence in the coming months.