Kyle Richards’ offered new evidence in her desperate hunt for her mother’s stolen ring on Thursday night – an image of the bauble in her collection before it was robbed – to prove it is the same design she spotted on a psychic’s hand in an Instagram photo shared by Diane Keaton.
The bizarre mystery prompted a slew of speculation after Richards, 51, detailed her shock at seeing the stolen valuable in a social media snap shared by the Oscar winner back in 2019 – two years after it was taken from the reality star’s California mansion as part of a $1 million jewelry heist.
Richards made the revelation during the latest Secrets Revealed special of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and shortly after took to Instagram to shed further light on the ‘crazy story’ by sharing an image of the beloved heirloom in her jewelry box and comparing it to the bauble that was photographed by Keaton on the finger of a Los Angeles fortune teller.
Mystery: Kyle Richards posted an Instagram Stories video on Thursday night in which she addressed a bizarre story about spotting her stolen ring in a photo of a psychic’s hand
Evidence: Richards, 51, posted side-by-side comparisons of the ring she saw on an LA fortune teller’s hand (left) and her mother’s ring in her jewelry drawer before it was stolen (right)
Proof? The Real Housewives star revealed that the ring had been given to her mother Kathleen by her dad, while pointing out that the psychic’s ring had gold ‘rubbed off’ in the same spot
‘I got a lot of questions about the Secrets Revealed episode last night and the story about my mom’s ring being stolen and my seeing the stolen ring on Diane Keaton’s Instagram,’ Richards explained in an Instagram Stories video.
‘It is such a crazy story but I will post the picture that Diane posted and a picture of my mom’s ring.’
Richards then shared a screengrab of the image originally posted by Keaton, 74, which captures the hands of a Santa Monica psychic who is seen wearing multiple rings and bracelets – while also showing off long black fingernails.
The reality star zoomed in on the ring in question – which is on the fortune teller’s pinky finger – before posting a photo of what she believes to be the same design sitting in her jewelry drawer at home before it was stolen in the devastating robbery.
‘My mom’s ring in my drawer,’ she captioned the personal picture. ‘I took this picture the night before I was burglarized. I thought to myself, “If I ever was burglarized how would I remember exactly what I have?”
‘So I took a photo in case that ever happened. Talk about manifesting.’
To offer further proof that the two rings are in fact the same, Richards then posted a side-by-side comparison of the two photos, while pointing out that ‘you can see the gold is rubbed off in the exact spot’ and revealing that the gold-and-diamond accessory was actually given to her mother Kathleen by her father Ken.
There it is! Richards shared a wider shot of her jewelry collection and pointed out the stolen ring, which was taken when her California home was burglarized in late 2017
Coincidence? The reality star was stunned to see her mother’s ring (far right) in a picture that was shared on Instagram by Oscar-winner Diane Keaton back in July 2019
On the hunt: Richards is desperate for information about the whereabouts of the psychic in the hopes of getting her ring back, and to get clues about where her $1 million jewelry collection is
‘Manifesting’: The mother-of-three revealed that she took the picture of her jewelry store the night before she was burglarized because she wanted to ‘remember exactly what she had’
Richards’ update on the fascinating saga came just hours after the entire story was laid bare in a teaser clip from the latest episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which aired on Bravo on Thursday night.
Helping hand: Richards reached out to Keaton, 74, after seeing her picture, however the actress was unable to offer additional information about the psychic
In the Secrets Revealed special, Richards recalled her shock at spotting the ring in a random Instagram snap that was posted by Keaton – who later told the RHOBH star that she had only taken the photo because she was fascinated by the unnamed fortune teller’s long black nails.
‘I was looking on Instagram and I saw Diane Keaton – she posted a picture of a psychic’s hands on the Third Street Promenade and [she] had my ring on her hand,’ Richards explained in the new RHOBH special
The ring in question originally belonged to Richards’ mother Kathleen, who left the jewel to her daughter along with several other family heirlooms after her death in 2002. It was then stolen from the $8.2 million Encino home that Richards shares with her husband Mauricio Umansky.
Richards lost dozens of sentimental family pieces in the robbery, and while police were investigating the crime, none of them had been found – until the reality star saw what she believes is her missing ring in the snap shared by Keaton.
Unfortunately, the identity of the psychic is not known – nor is it clear how the fortune teller came to own Richards’ ring.
However, after the episode of Real Housewives aired, several fans took to Instagram to share their own thoughts about who the psychic might be – with one user suggesting that the fortune teller could be a woman known as Lady Luna, a psychic who operates in the Santa Monica area.
Treasure hunt: Richards first shared the story during a special episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which aired on Thursday night
Hint: One Instagram user suggested that the fortune teller in question might be a woman known by the name of Lady Luna
Desperate to try and find the psychic in question, the Bravo-lebrity reached out to Keaton through her husband’s real estate company, The Agency.
‘We reached out to one of our agents at The Agency who happens to represent Diane Keaton, and I said, “You need to find out what the situation is.”‘
The agent in question spoke to Keaton, however she was unable to offer any more information.
According to Richards, Keaton explained to the agent that she didn’t have any specific details about the fortune teller – revealing that she had only stopped to take the picture of the unnamed woman’s hands because she thought her long black nails were ‘so interesting’.
Important: The ring in question belonged to Richards’ mother, Kathleen, and was one of many heirlooms stolen in the $1 million heist. Richards is seen with her mom and sister Kim in 1983
Crime scene: The ring was stolen from the stunning Encino home that Richards shares with her husband Mauricio Umansky (pictured), which was burglarized while they were in Aspen
Family: Richards and Umansky bought the property for $8.2 million just months before the robbery, and the RHOBH star admitted that she was tempted to move after it happened
But while Keaton was unable to offer any specific information about the psychic – other than her location – Richards was determined not to let the lead go to waste, and she quickly enlisted a private investigator to try and track down the fortune teller.
When the private investigator failed to find the woman, Richards took matters into her own hands and teamed up with her RHOBH co-star and close friend Teddi Mellencamp to try and locate her.
Their efforts proved fruitless however, with Mellencamp explaining in the RHOBH special: ‘We thought we were hot on the trail but then we realized we were just being sent in circles.’
At that point, Richards had to give up the search in order to focus on filming for the latest season of the hit Bravo show, however she explained in the new episode that she is determined to resume the hunt and track down her stolen heirloom.
‘I want to know if she bought that from someone at a pawn shop, even if I have to buy it back from her, I’m happy to do that,’ she said.
Richards’ reignited search for her mother’s stolen ring comes three years after the bauble was first stolen from the reality star’s home along with dozens of other valuables and sentimental items worth a staggering $1 million.
The mother-of-four and her realtor husband were holidaying in Aspen when thieves broke into her Encino home, which the couple had purchased for $8.2 million just a few months prior.
Buddies: After a failed attempt to locate the fortune-teller with a private investigator, Richards teamed up with her RHOBH co-star Teddi Mellencamp (right) to find the fortune teller
Sentimental: Richards had planned to give the majority of the heirlooms that were stolen to her four daughters, Farrah, Portia, Alexia, and Sophia
Speaking about the devastating robbery in January 2018, Richards revealed that many of the items stolen during the heist were priceless family heirlooms that she had hoped to one day bequeath to her daughters, Farrah, Portia, Alexia, and Sophia, who were in Aspen with their parents when their home was burglarized.
The home robbery was so traumatic Richards actually considered moving out of the Encino property, she confessed to Bravo in 2018.
‘There was one point after our house was burglarized that I thought, you know, I might have to sell my house – but then I look at my dogs and see how much they love this house and I think, “I could never leave,”‘ she explained.
In her first interview after the robbery, Richards told People that ‘everything my mother, who passed away, had ever collected and saved to give to me – that I had always envisioned of passing on to my four daughters – was gone’.
She added: ‘Even my children’s baby bracelets. Obviously, those are the things that hurt the most, things that I can’t replace. They’re completely invaluable.’
In a different People interview she shared that despite being one of three sisters she inherited ‘the majority’ of her mother’s keepsakes when she passed away in March 2002.
As a result, when these valuables were stolen ‘there was guilt attached to it. They got taken from me, from my house, on my watch’.