Bianca Jagger claims lost ring she told police was worth £160,000 is worth £15,000 'to avoid paying finder his proper reward'

// World | Bianca Jagger claims lost ring she told police was worth £160,000 is worth £15,000 'to avoid paying finder his proper reward'
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
  • Platinum, sapphire and diamond ring was found on Salzburg street in 2008
  • Jagger claimed in her police report that it was worth £160,000
  • Under Austrian law the finder is entitled to five per cent of an item's value
  • But Jagger refused to pay the £8,000 and has now had the ring re-valued

By Allan Hall and Daniel Miller

PUBLISHED: 11:12 EST, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:42 EST, 30 January 2013

Ring the changes: Bianca Jagger claimed in a police report her lost ring was worth £160,000 but now says it is worth only £15,000

Ring the changes: Bianca Jagger claimed in a police report her lost ring was worth £160,000 but now says it is worth only £15,000

Bianca Jagger is facing a court battle after refusing to pay an £8,000 reward to a man who found her ring in the street.

The former wife of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger lost the diamond and platinum ring when it fell off her finger when she was in Austria for the Salzburg music festival in 2008.

Reinhard Fingler, who found the ring, claims Miss Jagger, 67, is making a ‘blatant attempt’ to cheat him out of a proper reward.

Under Austrian law he would be entitled to £8,000, 5 per cent of the £160,000 that she claimed in her police report it was worth.

But she now says she made a mistake about the value and is offering £800.

Mr Fingler has begun a legal action to make her pay £8,000. Miss Jagger has a jeweller’s appraisal to present to a court in Salzburg next Tuesday valuing the ring at £15,000.

Fingler picked the platinum, diamond and sapphire sparkler up in the street.

His attorney Alexander Schuberth said: ‘This is outrageous. I find this claim both bizarre and spurious.

‘Where Jagger got the value of the ring as £160,000 seems to be a mystery as she’s never appeared in court for us to be able to ask her.’

Jagger’s claim that she did not know the value of the ring has raised eyebrows in the elite world of high-end jewellery as her daughter Jade is a gem designer.

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger And Bianca Jagger Pictured Together On Their Wedding Day In 1971

Ex: Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger And Bianca Jagger Pictured Together On Their Wedding Day In 1971

'It seems beyond belief that she could get the value so wrong. Her daughter makes her living designing and selling jewellery', added the lawyer.

The prestigious Viennese lawfirm of Lansky, Ganzger & partners represents Miss Jagger and did not comment on the alleged lower value of the ring.

Fingler, from Salzburg, initially gave the ring to his daughter thinking it was a trinket, but handed it in eight days later and claimed the reward.

Mick Jagger in full swing at a show in London in 1973 and the couple's daughter, jewellery designer Jade (right)

It has emerged that back in October 2008, after it was found, Miss Jagger offered to give Mr Fingler
€1,000 and transfer €9,000 to Amnesty International, an arrangement he declared to be unacceptable.

Judge Friedrich Gruber at the State Court Salzburg will decide next Tuesday whether Austria has the right to hear the case as Ms Jagger has her main residence in London.

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Olajuwon Ali Davis, US Based Nigerian Arrested For Plotting To Bomb Missouri Monument And Kill Ferguson Police Chief

St. Louis' Gateway Arch was allegedly a bombing target of Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis, who were arrested on Friday The men are also ... Full story

Diezani Alison-Madueke Elected First OPEC Female President

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been elected the first female president of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Alison-Madueke was elected ...

Two female suicide bombers kill 67 people, injure 98 in Borno market

At least 67 people were feared dead and about 98 others seriously injured yesterday when two female suicide bombers hit a popular Monday market along ... Full story

Stella Damasus Talks About Secret Affair With Yoruba Actress Doris Simon's Husband, Daniel Ademinokan

For the first-time ever Nollywood actress Stella Damasus is opening up about aspects of her personal life that has dominated the media in the past ... Full story

Abuchi Ngwoke, 35 Year Old Nigerian Man Sentenced To Death for Drug Trafficking In Malaysian

Whenever they come home, they will be forming big boys for some of our girls who love money more than their lives but back in ... Full story

Pop Artiste Oritsefemi Accused Of Absconding After Collecting Money For Show In Czech

The brewing controversy surrounding the Europe tour of pop artiste, Orisefemi. is growing into uncontrollable proportions with the main actors throwing the punches of accusations ... Full story

Nigeria's National debt rises to N10.8tn

The total debt of the Federal Government,  the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory rose from N8.32tn on September 30, 2013 ... Full story

Senators Initiate Move To Impeach President Goodluck Jonathan

Some Peoples Democratic Party’s senators on Monday started impeachment moves against President Goodluck Jonathan over what they described as the high level of impunity and ... Full story

P-Square's Dad Dies After Knee Surgery

This is not the best of times for the Okoye family as they have reportedly lost their father. Pa Okoye is said to have passed away ... Full story

Stephanie Okereke Linus Addresses Brother's Arrest Over Rape

Stephanie Linus has released a statement addressing the rape allegations against her older brother, Daniel Okereke, who was arrested for allegedly molesting a UNILAG student ... Full story

Three Killed, 10 Houses Burnt In Ibadan Mayhem

At least three people were killed and 10 houses destroyed by armed youths who  invaded Born Photo, Isale Osi, Idi Arere and Popoyemoja in Ibadan ... Full story

Comment on: Bianca Jagger claims lost ring she told police was worth £160,000 is worth £15,000 'to avoid paying finder his proper reward'

Rate this article

0

Featured author

Henrietta Smith

Breaking News

Police Rescues Beauty Queen Daughter of Kwara State Governor’s Special Adviser

The advent of the social is actually meant to draw friends, families and corporate businesses together from a far distance using a small unit which ...

For The First time, Mc Galaxy 'Beats' Singer Kcee??

Good things don’t come easy as hard work they say pays better when diligently done and the reward for hard work is appreciation no matter ...

Egor Efiok Wounded In Car Crash (Photos)

?Movie Producer and Publicist to the stars, Egor Efiok, was involved in a near fatal crash last week. According to what we gathered, her driver swerv?ed ...

I Don't Like Wearing Nigerian Products- Chelsea Ezeh Brags

26-year old model turned actress, Chelsea Ezeh is gradually turning into a Fashionista, even though she often suffers wardrobe malfunction and goes against the fashion ...

TOP COMIC TRENDING PICS: COMEDY HALF HOUR

Disclaimer: Do not use this forum as a channel to promote hatred, tribalism or any other kind of personal grievances. The administration can delete or ...

Sound Sultan, Pasuma Shares Birthday Messages

Maybe every engagements and political activities will be shifted to the month of November as it has seen some major key players in virtually all ...

New Movie Alert: Pixpho Labs's '1J316'

1J316 is a short account of a group of Nigerian peace-keeping soldiers trapped behind enemy lines in the Sierra Leone Civil War. Facing an overwhelming rebel ...

Woman Absconds With Four Kids, 30Minutes After Employment

Wonders never cease to end as strange things keep happening this much dreaded 'mber' month.In Idi-Omo area of Ibadan, Oyo State, a woman simply identified ...

FAMILIES, FRIENDS MOUNT PRESSURE ON AKI & WIFE TO HAVE THEIR OWN KIDS

The gist coming from the homestead of Nollywood star actor, Chinedu Ikedieze fondly called, Aki, is not palatable at all. Those who are peddling the rumor, ...

BREAKING NEWS: Popular Movie Marketer Dies

Reports making the rounds in the Yoruba movie industry show that a renowned film marketer is dead. The deceased, Femi Adelakun, who is the Chairman of ...