Leviev Diamonds Launches Bracelet to Help ‘Tinder Swindler’ Victims
Profits will help them recoup financial losses.
The story of con man Shimon Hayut—who has legally changed his named to Simon Leviev—pretending to be the son of LLD Diamonds CEO Lev Leviev as part of a ploy to defraud women he met on Tinder of millions of dollars went viral this year when Netflix premiered its “Tinder Swindler” documentary.
It delved into the stories of three of Hayut’s victims: Cecilie Fjellhoy, Pernilla Sjoholm, and Ayleen Charlotte.
While Hayut hasn’t faced criminal charges related to the cons alleged in the documentary, LLD Diamonds has filed a lawsuit against him in Tel Aviv, Israel.
According to the diamond company, Hayut will face the charges it is leveling in court on June 28.
Leviev Diamonds is also trying to help Hayut’s victims.
It has collaborated with Fjellhoy, Sjoholm, and Charlotte on a bracelet they helped design, featuring two real diamonds and gold-plated sterling silver interlocking rings. Proceeds of the affordable piece benefit the women, with 10 percent going to charities they have designated.
The rings are engraved with the phrase “Stronger Together.”
Chagit Leviev, daughter of Lev and employee of LLD Diamonds, came up with the idea to collaborate with the women featured in the documentary.
“These women were courageous enough to go on Netflix and tell the whole world how they were deceived. I felt their pain as a woman, and I wanted to reach out to them to offer our support to do something together,” she said.
“My wish is that this inspiring collaboration will bring this unfortunate experience to a positive closure by demonstrating women supporting women and speaking up to bring justice against all criticism, because women are stronger together.”
On June 21, Leviev feted the bracelet at a party in New York City with the “Tinder Swindler” victims-turned-collaborators.
They said, “Being able to come together and show that we are strong and powerful women through the collaboration has been amazing. We want to thank the real Leviev Diamond family, and specifically Chagit for bringing us all together and bringing closure to this nightmare.”
Priced at $169, the bracelet is available online.
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