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One night, while returning home from his job, university student Seigi Nakata rescues a beautiful British man named Richard Ranasinghe de Vulpian from a group of drunks. Richard is a jeweler who travels the world selling jewels to clients and hires his Seigi to work in his Japanese shop part-time, beginning their partnership uncovering mysteries behind the jewels and customers they encounter.

The Case Files of Jeweler Richard is an ongoing novel series written by Nanako Tsujimura and with cover illustrations by Yukihiro Utako. It received an anime adaptation in January 2020 by Shuka. A manga adaptation, illustrated by Mika Akatsuki, started serializaton in the Monthly Comic Zero Sum magazine in November 2019.


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  • Aborted Declaration of Love: Happens in episode 8, where Seigi almost confesses to Tanimoto, but didn't.
  • Act of True Love: Seigi is willing to spend the rest of his life in prison to destroy the diamond inheritance that is causing strife in Richard's life. Slightly averted when it comes out later that Seigi believes he deserves to go to jail before he hurts someone like his biological father would and was using Richard's situation as a way to go out helping someone.
  • Adaptation Distillation: Due to the time and episode constraints of the anime, some cases from the novels are entirely left out of the anime adaptation, and the cases that are adapted are shortened, with many scenes and much of Seigi's internal narration cut out for brevity (see Everyone Can See It).
  • Adaptational Explanation: The anime introduces lapis lazuli and ultramarine a couple of episodes before it’s actually needed; in the novels, the reader is just meant to assume Richard explaining the properties of this gem happened off screen at some point.
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  • Adaptation Personality Change: Richard goes from a snarky, anxious, awkward, childish tsundere to an eternally calm, unflappable man who never makes a mistake.
  • All Chinese People Know Kung-Fu: The one recurring Chinese character/Hong Konger is a martial artist.
  • All That Glitters: The diamond left to Richard's spouse in his great-grandfather's will turns out to be a white sapphire valued for far less money.
  • Almost Kiss: In volume ten, Richard seems to be preparing to kiss Seigi before Seigi asks him to explain his feelings in words instead.
  • Amicable Exes: Richard and his ex-fiancee.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Seigi in volume four and episodes 9 and 10 of the anime, Richard during Tanzanite in volume 6 and episode 12 of the anime.
  • Anywhere but Their Lips: Richard and Seigi do this a number of times.
    • In volume four, Richard kisses Seigi's cheek after things are resolved with the White Sapphire. Seigi initially denies it was a kiss, but admits to it later.
    • In volume nine, Richard kisses Seigi's forehead.
    • In volume ten, Seigi kisses Richard's finger.
      • Possibly finally subverted in volume ten when Richard returns Seigi's hand kiss. Seigi insists it was his hand, but the narration is a little unclear if that's exactly true.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Saul to Seigi at the beginning of volume 4: “Are you aware that you’re in love with Richard?” It’s a topic that not only sees much thought from Seigi throughout the volume, but also one that comes up again at other points later.
  • Arranged Marriage: Averted, but this almost happens to Tanimoto.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Averted. The foreign language in the anime is all accurate.
  • Auction: Episode 7.
  • The Beautiful Elite: Aside from the beautiful Richard, his cousin Jeffrey isn’t too shabby in the looks department either. And they’re both part of the noble and wealthy Claremont family.
  • Belated Love Epiphany: Seigi has two of these:
    • One in volume four/episode 9, when Richard leaves for London and he says he feels "like there's a hole in his chest. Saul causes this one and Seigi settles on "ai" to describe how he feels about Richard. Before this he does note that he's fond of Richard, but he was unaware of the intensity.
    • The second in volume nine, when Seigi considers what life would be like if Richard got married to his ex and had kids and starts crying at the thought and realizes there's no reason he would do that if he didn't love Richard.
  • Beleaguered Childhood Friend: A variant of this with Hase-senpai from Seigi's past.
  • Birds of a Feather: Richard refers to Seigi as a "mirror" to his soul. Sinhalite’s first part is intentionally written to mislead readers on the identity of the mystery man by having Seigi speak perfect English just like Richard, expecting readers to guess incorrectly whether the man is Seigi or Richard. While they seem very different at times, the series makes a point to show us that they are very similar people at their core.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: Seigi, in volume six, realizes it's his birthday when his stepdad gives him a present after dealing with Seigi's abusive biological father. Also Richard, discussing the events of the past in episode eleven, which mostly took place on his ninth birthday, also a Birthday Party Goes Wrong.
  • Bishounen: Richard. Enough said.
  • Blatant Lies: Seigi, insisting he doesn't know what kinds of things Richard likes as he Just Works There when a female client wants to thank him for helping her...approximately five minutes after he thanks Richard for helping him out the previous episode/chapter with pudding.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Hajime in the Cat's Eye case.
  • British Stuffiness: Downplayed for Richard. He is always unfailingly polite and stoic and can be quite snobbish when it comes to tea and cakes, but he is all in all an open-minded and empathetic man.
  • Broken Pedestal: Seigi's friend Hase-senpai turns out to be this in episode 5. Seigi really looked up to him as his senior, but was distraught to learn that his senpai had tried to trick a disabled old woman to obtain money for the expenses like his father's medicines and his sister's school fees. What's worse is that after this ordeal, Hase tells him that he doesn't want to see him because it is too painful and then walks away, thus ending their friendship. However, thankfully, Richard is there to comfort him.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Richard is a quarter Sri Lankan.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: Both Richard and Seigi do this to their mothers. And both stop toward the end of volume eight.
  • Cast Full of Rich People: Richard comes from a wealthy family and most of his customers make quite a bit of money to be able to afford absurdly expensive gemstones. Both groups dominate the recurring cast.
  • Character Filibuster: Much of Richard's dialogue comes in the form of a well-educated lecture.
  • Chevalier vs. Rogue: Seigi and Vincent.
  • Childhood Friends: Tanimoto and Homura have known each other since they were children, much to Seigi's surprise.
  • Cliffhanger: Episode 8 ends with Étranger being temporarily closed down and Richard about to leave for England.
  • Completely Unnecessary Translator: Seigi pretends to be one of these for Richard in Turquoise when they go undercover.
    • Arguably, he was also pretending to be this in Diamond.
  • Cool Car: Richard drives a Jaguar in Japan, which he says go for about five million yen secondhand, and Saul has an Aston Martin in Sri Lanka.
  • Creepy Uncle: Richard's distant uncle who sexually harasses him for the majority of volume seven.
  • Crush Filter: Seigi sees Tanimoto as an angel. Made even more explicit in episode 8 when Seigi finds her at the museum, and the light shining through the window behind her made her look even more ethereal.
  • Cry into Chest: Seigi, to Richard's chest in episode 10/volume 4.
    • Happens again in volume 9. Seigi begins to cry at the thought of Richard getting back together with his ex, and Richard pulls him in for a hug.
  • Cue the Rain: The end of episode 5 and the Opal case in volume two, after Hase-senpai breaks Seigi's heart, it immediately starts raining on him. Fortunately for him, Richard picks him up in a car.
  • Dark and Troubled Past:
    • Both Seigi's mother and grandmother had troubled pasts. Seigi is also hinted at having a troubled past, most probably issues with his birth-father.
    • Richard is also implied to have one as episode 6 reveals that he used to scam people before meeting Ranasinghe, whose name he's currently using, and his dislike for scammers stems from his own actions as a scammer. It’s later revealed that his family is still fighting over the inheritance his great-grandfather left behind. Richard fell out of his family, was betrayed by a friend, and was forced to break up with his girlfriend as she was afraid that she would end up choosing the money over him. Richard had no choice but to comply as he felt that persisting too much would only make him look more pathetic.
  • Destroy the Evidence: In Act 2, this is one goal of the Claremont Estate stewards. Richard’s grandmother kept records of her less-than-legal gem and jewelry dealings she made to earn the favor of the English nobility, and the estate wants to track them and the copy of those records down before the current Earl Claremont passes away.
  • Disguised in Drag: Richard, when he goes to rescue Seigi from Jeff in London.
  • Do You Trust Me?: Richard to Seigi throughout most of Tanzanite in volume 6/episode 12.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Seigi does this so, so, so much in the novels towards Richard; he can't shut up about how beautiful Richard is, both in his thoughts and out loud (sometimes even accidentally). His internal monologue tends to be Purple Prose at times too. An example from volume 1, where Seigi first meets Richard:
    Seigi: "I had never laid my eyes on such a beautiful person in my life. High cheekbones, a straight nose, golden hair that had a habit of being loose, smooth white skin. There were shades in those blue eyes, and it felt like I could stare at them forever. A creature who seemed to have gathered all of their parts from the world’s most beautiful people, and they harmonized together with a miraculous balance. Even time, air, and dust particles flowed around this person in a different rhythm."
  • Every Man Has His Price: Mostly played for laughs: Seigi repeatedly bribes Richard with sweets and candy to do things Richard does not want to do but Seigi wants to know about.
  • Everyone Can See It: In the novels, Seigi and Richard are often mistaken to be in a romantic relationship. The list of people who think this include Tanimoto, Homura, some of Étranger's customers, strangers, and even Seigi and Richard’s own family members. Both of them take turns to clarify that they're Just Friends. Of course, this has occasionally led to funny consequences. The anime so far has not adapted any of these instances, however.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: Seigi asks Richard to repeat something in French because he likes how Richard says it.
  • Extremely Dusty Home: The villa in volume eight. Richard even gets a spiderweb in his hair.
  • Fake Relationship: Seigi pretends to be Richard's lover in front of Jeffery in London. Jeffrey had already made this assumption himself, but Seigi decided to go along with the charade.
  • First-Name Basis: Richard and Seigi, to each other. To be fair, Richard is a foreigner who doesn't come from a culture of addressing people using last names, and Seigi was the one who first referred to Richard as "Richard-san". (And "Ranasinghe de Vulpian-san" is too long and difficult to use.) But Richard said he wasn't used to being referred to with honorifics, so that was dropped as well.
    • Most if not all of Seigi’s college friends refer to him by his first name, though Seigi calls most of them by their last names instead.
  • Flash Forward: In volume six, the Sinhalite case brackets the novel and shows Seigi and Richard years later living together in Sri Lanka with two dogs, and Seigi is fluent in a number of languages he was not in the current timeline. This flash forward happens after the events of volume ten (but before the volume ten epilogue).
    • There is also a much briefer, less significant one in episode seven, which opens with a scene that happens after the midpoint of the episode.
  • Friendship Trinket: Seigi and Richard exchange sapphires and promise to return them to each other one day, and until then need to keep in contact, cementing their relationship.
  • Following in Their Rescuer's Footsteps: Inverted. Seigi saves Richard, and then follows his footsteps into a career. Of course, Richard does his fair share of the saving later on.
  • Food as Bribe: How Seigi gets Richard to do what he wants Richard to do, always with sweets.
  • Forced Out of the Closet: Jeffrey is outed as gay in volume ten due to issues with the line of succession in the Claremont family. Henry does it as gently as possible and Richard and Henry both comfort and protect him after it's over.
  • Foreshadowing and Futureshadowing: Tons of this, all over the place, everywhere. For about anything you can imagine and more you'll still miss.
  • Gentleman Snarker: Richard.
  • Green-Eyed Epiphany: In volume nine, Seigi considers what his life would be like if Richard got married to his ex and adopted her kids, coming to visit Seigi at Étranger and allowing the kids to eat Seigi's pudding, and he gets so jealous and miserable he starts crying and realizes that crying is a very strange reaction if he's not in love with Richard.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: The current Richard is this. A beautiful blonde man, he is also an ‘ethical jeweler’ who only sells jewels if the customer truly wants it, lends out large sums of money to acquaintances, and has no tolerance for scammers.
  • Heirloom Engagement Ring: Lampshaded. Seigi gives the pink sapphire engagement ring his grandmother stole to Richard in exchange for Richard's white sapphire. Richard mentions this seems like an engagement, but they aren't engaged. Or are they?
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: By the time volume 9 rolls around, Seigi wants to at least be this with Richard, if not romantic partners. Though it can certainly be argued that the two of them have probably already reached this point earlier. Also, the hetero part is debatable.
  • Hiding Behind the Language Barrier: In Sinhalite, Seigi switches to Sinhala to speak with Richard so the outside narrator can't understand their discussion.
  • Idle Rich: Subverted. Richard and his cousins all have jobs, despite the immense wealth their family passes down to them. In fact, Jeffrey works so much he qualifies as a Workaholic.
  • If I Do Not Return: Seigi has a version of this in volume four. He schedules a text to his mother to tell her to assume he's dead, assuming he'll be arrested in London for the rest of his life for trying to destroy Richard's inheritance.
  • I Have This Friend...: A variation. When Seigi has trouble deciding whether he should stop Tanimoto from marrying or not, Richard aids him in his decision by quoting Machiavelli and narrating the story of a "certain man in England". Unbeknownst to Seigi, said "certain man" in the story is nobody but Richard himself.
  • I Hate Past Me : Implied in episode 6 with Richard of all people, as the flashback at the end reveals that he used to be a scammer in the past.
  • I Kiss Your Hand: In volume ten, Seigi does this to Richard, complete with kneeling in front of him, and Richard returns the gesture. Or did he?
  • Informed Attractiveness: Yes, Seigi, we know you think Richard is gorgeous. Thank you for telling us for the fifth time this page.
  • Innocent Bigot: Seigi in the early parts of the story. Richard repeatedly calls him out on microaggressions until he gets better about it.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Seigi. While he is a kind person and usually bears no ill will towards others, he has the tendency to speak without taking into consideration how his speech might affect the other person, making him come off as rather pushy at times. Richard even calls him out for this.
  • Interclass Friendship: The series features a number of these, most obviously Richard and Seigi, but also Seigi and Richard's cousins and Henry and Shimomura.
  • Jeweler's Eye Loupe: Richard is a jeweler, after all. He has one of these that comes out from time to time.
  • Language Fluency Denial: Richard does this in the Diamond case, when Seigi asks him to come to a store with him to study diamonds. He is not interested in talking to salespeople and pretends not to speak or understand Japanese for the duration of the visit.
  • Last-Name Basis: Despite Seigi himself preferring to go by his first name, he has difficulty referring to others in the same way, leading to characters like (Shouko) Tanimoto and (Haruyoshi) Shimomura being known almost exclusively by their last names.
    • Shimomura consistently reminds Seigi of his first name after volume 5, but Seigi always goes to call him by his last name before catching himself and still only refers to him by last name in narration.
    • Enforced by Seigi to Jeffrey, after their rough first meeting. They’re on better terms now, but Seigi is still “Nakata-kun”.
    • Enforced by Richard in relation to Seigi. He tells Saul in volume 4 not to call Seigi by his first name because Seigi will get attached; this discussion comes up again in volume 10, when Seigi professes he’ll never get this attached to anyone but Richard.
  • Late Coming Out: Jeffrey is outed in book ten when he is well into his thirties.
  • Like a God to Me: Seigi refers to Richard and Tanimoto both as angels, and when discussing religion, Richard pops into his head as an object of worship.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Seigi and Richard. At least one client comments on this to them, others simply assume they're dating or even married already. Even Seigi himself points it out at least once.
  • Long Last Look: Seigi gives Japan one of these before leaving for Sri Lanka.
  • Love Interest: Tanimoto is this for Seigi until he gives up on her for good in volume 9.
  • Lover and Beloved: Seigi and Richard.
  • Manly Tears: Seigi, a lot:
    • In episode 1 after he makes peace with the owner of the ring that his grandmother stole as he realizes that the misdeeds she committed were for her family's sake.
    • In episode 5 after his last conversation with Hase-senpai. After he sits inside Richard's car, he breaks down in tears, saying that he's no hero, and that he's not right at all. Richard comforts him, telling him that his kindness is something he admires and at times, even envies it.
    • In episode 10 after Richard confronts him over his reckless acts and tells him the people Seigi loves want him to be happy.
    • Twice in volume 9: once after he speaks with Tanimoto and he allows himself to give up on her, and once at the thought of Richard getting back together with Deborah.
    • In volume 10, Seigi breaks down into tears thinking he's ruining Richard's life by wanting to be in it, and again after Richard comforts him and tells Seigi that they're a part of each other now.
      • In volume 10, Richard also has a tearful moment after Seigi tells him he'd be happy if Richard could be the place Seigi belongs and can always return to.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: Saul trained Richard, who trains Seigi.
  • Meaningful Echo: In volume 4, Seigi tells Richard he loves him so much, and that’s why he’s angry with him. This line is repeated by Richard to Seigi in volume 6; for some reason, only this latter line was kept in episode 12 of the anime.
  • Meaningful Name: Richard's grandmother's hometown, Ratnapura, means "City of gems" in Sinhala.
  • Meaningful Rename: Richard's assumed last name was gifted to him by his mentor. Saul also offers it to Seigi in volume nine.
  • Memento MacGuffin: Seigi's pink sapphire ring is an heirloom from his deceased grandmother, and that is what kickstarts his relationship with Richard.
  • Mental Health Recovery Arc
    • Seigi, recovering from PTSD after being stalked by his abusive biological father in volume six.
    • Richard, pre-series, but discussed in Zircon. Appears to be recovered in the main series timeline.
    • Henry's character arc.
  • Mistaken for Servant: Seigi, in volume eight.
  • Mistaken for Thief: Seigi, in volume seven.
  • Mistaken from Behind: The happens in volume four/episode 9, when Richard is in London and Seigi is looking for him. Turns out to be a random blond stranger.
    • This also happens in volume eight, however, Catherine was doing that to Seigi intentionally.
  • Moment Killer: In volume ten, Seigi is upset at the thought that he is negatively impacting Richard’s life. Richard leans incredibly close to his face and tells him that he has two ways to convince him otherwise: One with words, the other much faster without them. Seigi says he likes listening to Richard talk, so Richard pulls back very sulkily and tells Seigi how much he means to him verbally.
  • Motifs: Jewels, of course. In the novels, most of the chapters/cases have jewels in their names. The anime does the same with episode titles. The more major characters also tend to have jewels associated with them.
    • Seigi: pink sapphire.
    • Richard: white sapphire.
    • Tanimoto: aquamarine.
  • Mysterious Past: Why and how did Richard fall out of his family? And why exactly is he working for his 'master'?
  • Nice Guy: Both Richard and Seigi. Most of the time.
  • Now, Let Me Carry You: Somehow, Seigi and Richard both manage to do this for each other!
    • After three volumes/8 episodes of Richard providing Seigi with knowledge and advice and emotional support, Seigi rushes in to help Richard deal with his family and his Dark and Troubled Past.
    • After Seigi helping him through his difficulties in London and most of six volumes of Seigi acting as Richard's loyal assistant, Richard is furious when Seigi doesn't ask for help dealing with his biological father and intervenes to force Seigi to accept his help.
  • Only the Knowledgable May Pass: This happens a few times in the series.
    • Saul testing Seigi's knowledge of gemstones with Richard's acrostic ring.
    • Richard leaving vague clues for Seigi based on conversations they had previously about gemstones.
    • In volume nine, Vincent asks Seigi everything he knows about coral as a gemstone.
    • In volume ten, Octavia sets up a riddle game with Seigi and Richard to test Seigi's knowledge of gemstones and Richard's knowledge of ancient Japanese literature.
  • Platonic Declaration of Love: Seigi keeps doing this to Richard. Richard also replies with this sometimes. Though the platonic part is debatable.
  • The Power of Language: A central theme throughout the novels, although the anime touches on it a bit less. The novels even have long descriptions of the a sea of words a person can drown in when they're fluent in too many languages.
  • Pygmalion Plot: Richard loves being a teacher and takes Seigi under his wing to teach him about not only gemstones, but culture, manners, literature, languages as his apprentice in ways that are compared to cutting and polishing a gem...and he truly loves the person Seigi is becoming.
  • Reunion Vow: In episode ten of the anime, Richard states he doesn't know what he's going to do after finally resolving his family inheritance drama, but he and Seigi exchange sapphires and promise to return them "the last time they ever meet." This plays out differently in the novels, as Richard and Seigi both know Richard will be returning to Japan as soon as possible.
    • Thus far, the sapphires have not been returned.
  • Secret Ingredient: Seigi has to puzzle out Chieko's pudding and experiment to discover it tastes unique thanks to muscovado so he can use it as a clue to Richard.
  • Secret Underground Passage: Volume eight.
  • Series Fauxnale: When originally publishing the volumes, the author and editor believed volume four would likely be the last one published, and so it was written to serve as a conclusive end to the series if it was not allowed to continue. Fortunately, the series proved popular enough for the author to continue.
    • This carried over into the anime adaptation, as episode ten feels very much like a finale despite the series continuing to twelve episodes.
  • Shared Family Quirks:
    • Seigi mentions that Richard and his cousins are like cookies made out of the same dough cut into different shapes.
    • Richard and his mother have very similar personalities and neither can cook. Seigi realizes they don't get along well because they're too similar.
  • Shed the Family Name: Both Richard and Seigi.
  • Sherlock Scan: Richard does this to a client in episode 4/volume two. In fairness, she asks him to do it, and he admits he's just guessing.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Seigi and Vince.
  • So Beautiful It's a Curse: Richard's beautiful face has given him quite a few issues as people just keep judging him by his face and not his actions. Though he may not show it very often, it is clear that such code of behavior upsets him.
    • Taken to horrifying levels in volume 7 of the novels, where Richard gets sexually harassed because of his beauty.
  • Spiteful Will: Richard's great-grandfather set up an exceedingly difficult will On One Condition that falls on Richard and leaves the family fighting over the inheritance.
  • Spot of Tea: Richard is exceptionally picky about his tea. Oddly enough, however, he didn't pick up his taste for Royal Milk Tea in Britain: He discovered it in Sri Lanka.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Seigi's biological father.
  • The Stoic: Richard. He always keeps his calm and it is quite rare to see him get angry or distressed over anything.
    • Not So Stoic: When it comes to scammers.
      • In the novels and manga, Richard is less stoic and more expressive than his anime counterpart.
  • Strictly Professional Relationship: Richard claims this a few different times:
    • Volume one, when he insists he wouldn't be upset if Seigi quit to take a different job.
    • Volume three, when telling Seigi to pursue Tanimoto, and that Seigi is projecting his affections onto Richard because Richard is safe as he has no special feelings for Seigi. Seigi insists, regardless of how Richard feels, he's very fond of Richard.
    • Volume four, to Jeff, when Jeff assumes Richard and Seigi are dating.
  • The Summation: Occasionally, The Case Files of Jeweler Richard remembers that it's nominally a mystery series. There are two of these:
    • The Emerald Case in volume two, related to Seigi after Richard has already explained it to the cops away from him.
    • The end of volume seven, performed while Richard plays poker.
  • Surprisingly Good Foreign Language: Richard's seiyuu, Takahiro Sakurai, worked very carefully on Richard's pronunciation of his many foreign languages and even worked on giving him a British accent in Japanese.
  • There Are No Coincidences: Richard tells Seigi at the end of the first episode and first case, their meeting must be something like fate because of a series of coincidences that led to Seigi having a ring from his grandmother with a stone that came from the homeland of Richard's grandmother, that was refined in Europe and eventually made its way to Japan, much like Richard has an ancestor from Sri Lanka, was born in Europe, sort of refined in Sri Lanka, and found himself in Japan. Of course, the pink sapphire is more meant to represent Seigi, in the end.
  • There Is Only One Bed: Averted. There's only one room, but it has two beds. Of course, since Richard doesn't like sharing bedrooms at all, this is still a vulnerable moment for him.
  • Thicker Than Water:
    • Subverted with Seigi, as his biological father claims he owes loyalty to him because of their shared genetics, but Seigi and everyone else who is supporting him helps kick him out of Seigi's life again.
    • Played straight with Richard.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: Subverted with prejudice. Seigi and Richard are both inclined to thinking this way, but the series repeatedly emphasizes that this mindset is harmful and not very smart. It's most notable in volume six/episode twelve during the Tanzanite case.
  • Time Skip: Two years pass between the bulk of volume six and volume seven.
    • Volume ten also has one potentially indicating another, as the epilogue skips another two years into the future.
  • Tracking Device: Jeffrey slips a cellphone onto Seigi when they're both in London in order to find him later and Richard with him.
  • Trail of Bread Crumbs: Richard leaves a series of receipts from their dinners at Shiseido Parlour for Seigi to find in the London museum. One has a clue on it to help Seigi meet up with Richard so they can escape from Jeffrey.
  • Unwanted Assistance: Seigi, when he shows up in London to help Richard, who ends up having to rescue him from Jeffrey. Richard tries to send him home immediately to get him out of harm's way. Also an Unwanted Rescue.
  • Wham Line: Homura to Seigi at the end of volume 3/episode 8: “Isn’t Étranger going to be closed for a while starting tomorrow?”
  • Woobie of the Week: Though not every week, the first part of the series is episodic stories that each deal with a different customer and gemstone, in which Seigi and Richard find out the reasons behind why their customers come to their store, which is usually more complicated and tragic than at first glance.
  • World Tour: In volume nine, Seigi travels to four different countries on two continents in the span of a week.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Poor Seigi.
  • You Are Not Alone: Seigi and Richard both need to be told this in act one, and in fact these situations end up creating a Meaningful Echo.

Alternative Title(s): The Case Files Of Jeweler Richard

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