- "Retailer of high-end jewelry and blood diamonds, famed for its flagship Portola Drive location."
- ―Description at LCN.com.
According to the multiple posters on the wall of the store in Rockford Hills, Vangelico was founded in 1852. The interior contains several displays with jewelry, watches and luxury accessories, a cashier and an office. Unlike all the other stores on the east side of Little Portola, Vengelico does not have another doorway on Rockford Drive, although it does still have display windows.
The store is inaccessible to the player outside of missions.
Events of GTA Online
The shop is inaccessible throughout the original version of Grand Theft Auto Online.
A few months before the events of GTA V, a diamond store which may or may not have been Vangelico [robbed by gunmen who later plan to sell the diamonds once they escape to the east coast. But the Online Protagonist and their crew kill them and steal the chopper with the diamonds on behalf of Lester Crest.] is
Events of GTA V
It is robbed by Michael De Santa and Franklin Clinton during The Jewel Store Job in 2013. Michael first poses as a customer with glasses provided by Lester Crest to case the store. He deals with an unnamed Jewelry Store Clerk. After the robbery, the store is closed down for the rest of the game and panels will now cover the windows and doors, stating that the store is "Undergoing renovations."
Vangelico stock will plummet after The Jewel Store Job, but will partially rebound after completion of Minor Turbulence. Buying stock at its reduced price prior to completing this mission can yield an approximate 42.57% return on investment.
Events of GTA Online: After Hours
After the After Hours update, the store becomes accessible in the Enhanced Version during a Client Job. In 2018 Paige Harris enlists the GTA Online Protagonist to rob the store of a shipment of diamonds using the Terrorbyte's drone. The front office is accessible on this occasion.
The same clerk is still working in the store during this robbery, albeit she is no longer wearing glasses.
Prominent Appearances in Missions
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Grand Theft Auto Online