Laurinda spent three years to find the same heart-shaped design, which was a gift from her dad.
Laurinda Ho (何超蓮), daughter of the late Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho (何鴻燊), recently shared about her “most expensive purchase” to-date on Instagram, and it turned out to be a heart-shaped ring for her mother, estimated to have cost $8 million Hong Kong dollars!
A Sentimental Gift
The family’s domestic worker had accidentally flushed mother’s 10-carat diamond ring, wrapped in tissue paper, down the toilet. The ring was an exorbitant heart-shaped diamond given to her mother Ina Chan (陳婉珍) by her late father, and therefore was of great sentimental value to her.
To soothe her mother’s ruefulness, Laurinda began searching for the same ring design, and it took her three years to locate it, which she gave to Ina on Mother’s Day. According to Hong Kong media reports, a 10-carat heart-shaped ring, which cost HK$7.5 million a decade ago, is estimated to cost over HK$8 million today. No wonder Laurinda wrote self-humoredly, “A 10-carat heart-shaped ring is really expensive, Dad.”
As Stanley’s third wife, Ina, who was a private nurse when she met him, had stayed by the Gambling King’s side to take care of him when the latter fell ill during the final years of his life.
This article is written by Joycek for JayneStars.com.