Jeweler: Dodi gave Diana diamond ring hours before death
September 4, 1997
Web posted at: 8:15 a.m. EDT (1215 GMT)
PARIS (CNN) -- A Paris jeweler says he created a magnificent diamond ring that Dodi Fayed gave to Princess Diana during dinner Saturday night at the Ritz Hotel, just hours before they died in a car crash along with their driver.
"He told me how much he was in love with the princess and he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her," The Sun newspaper quoted jeweler Alberto Repossi as saying. Fayed had asked him to create "a ring of the like that had never been seen before," Repossi said.
Repossi's posh store, next to the Ritz, is one of those security-conscious establishments where you have to ring a buzzer to get in the door.
But if you're a reporter, you're not likely to get in at all. Store officials have no comment on the Sun story, which says the $205,400 ring was found in the wrecked car.
Press Association, the British national news agency, said the ring was turned over to Diana's sisters when they went to Paris to recover the body on Monday and is now at Kensington Palace, Diana's London home.
Correspondent Walter Rodgers contributed to this report.
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