Coronet Diamonds Claims Rihanna Stole Its Pic

Coronet Diamonds, the Los Angeles–based retailer, claims that worldwide pop star Rihanna stole its picture, and the company would like an apology.

The complaint stems from an image that Coronet posted to its Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts on Veterans Day. Rihanna later posted an identical image with the Coronet Diamonds hashtag removed and a photo of the singer superimposed over the V.

Instagram post by Coronet Diamonds

 

We salute you… Today and EVERYDAY!!! Thanking you #HappyVeteransDay

A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) onNov 11, 2014 at 3:01pm PST

Instagram post by Rihanna 

Coronet says it has been in touch with representatives for the singer but  have met with stalling tactics, leading the company to ask for a public apology.

We are the best, most sophisticated social media jewelry company period, Coronet Diamonds vice president of sales and marketing Shawn Feinblum tells JCK. Its 2014, big or small companies can all compete in todays world. Rihanna was obviously following us…. What she did with our image was wrong. She needs to publicly apologize.

In a post on its blog, Coronet asked customers and supporters to tweet and tag Rihanna using the hashtag OriginalityRocks. 

Representatives for the singer did not respond to JCK‘s request for comment by press time.