HOUSTON – One jeweler and his family in Houston are devastated over the loss of more than $1 million in gems and diamonds after investigators said a thief took off with them Sunday evening at the NRG Center.
Iftikhar Sayed has had a passion for jewelry for decades. He started his business, Sayed Creations, in 1982. His joy is finding the perfect piece for people for their most precious milestones.
“I selected each of those gems, every piece,” Sayed said. “I can remember every piece right now… the gems, the diamonds, the rings.”
Sunday, Sayed was showcasing and selling at the International Gem & Jewelry Show in Houston, which was taking place at NRG Center. Sayed was known to love helping people.
“When I see a good smile on a customer’s face. When I deliver something and get excited, they feel so good about it and that makes me feel out of this world,” Sayed said.
However, a great day turned into a nightmare.
The event portion of the show had concluded and Sayed and his wife were in the process of loading out after the show.
“This happened in a manner of seconds,” Josh Davis, a Houston-area attorney and Sayed’s son-in-law said.
“This happened in a manner of seconds,” Josh Davis, a Houston-area attorney and Sayed’s son-in-law said.[ad_2]