The Alcatraz Project
We were commissioned to create a sapphire pendant for the new TV series "Alcatraz", which was used in the "Cal Sweeney" episode that aired the week of Jan. 30, 2012.
The premise of the show:
Cal Sweeney is a supposedly deceased, former Alcatraz inmate who resurfaces in modern-day San Francisco.
Sweeney resurfaced and robbed a total of three banks in 2012. He managed to enter the deposit box vaults by flirting with middle-aged single bankers before the robberies, and used the vaults as an area to flirt with them one last time before he drugged them. At his second choice of robbery, Colonial Liberty Bank, he chose a female teller name Amanda, which allowed access down to the deposit boxes. After drugging her and killing a banker who was in danger of finding the unconscious body, he robbed a few boxes before going to the residence of the owner of the most valuable box, containing a platinum sapphire and diamond pendant. Introducing himself as an insurance claims person from the Colonial Liberty Bank, Sweeney informs the owner, William Bailey, that the boxes had been robbed and he would like to get started with the insurance claim. In reality, Sweeney only wanted to know if there was anything special about the sapphire platinum necklace which Bailey gave to his wife on their 25th wedding anniversary. Sweeney killed Bailey after the latter threatened to call the bank.