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Could Ocean's 8 plan actually work?

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 3:29 pm by Amy

Why stealing giant diamonds is a terrible idea.

The Ocean’s movie franchise had followed the same formula: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and a clique of colorful confidence men band together, then steal something. The dialogue is easy, the characters are charming, and the plots are totally incomprehensible.

Ocean’s 8, which is directed by Gary Ross picks up where its predecessors left off. This time, though, there’s a twist: Instead of an all-male cast of criminals, now it’s women who commit the theft. Danny Ocean’s sister Debbie assembles a band of thieves to pull of the biggest heist of their lifetime, a Cartier bauble that weighs 6 pounds, is worth $150 million, and is worn at the Met Gala by an obnoxious starlet. When you look at it, a big diamond necklace seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to steal. But we know better in the diamond industry, that once a diamond is stolen, it may lose its market value because its market is so finite. There’s a limited buyer pool for giant stones, and any diamond of value will be laser-etched with a registry number from the Gemological Institute of America Inc., so buyers would know if it’s been lifted. Now you know that stealing giant diamonds would not be the smartest way to pull off a successful heist. We may not have that in store but we have necklaces just as beautiful to shine your way without breaking the bank.