*Rihanna was rocking $1.4 million worth of borrowed jewelry the night of her altercation with Chris Brown, which instantly became police evidence in an ensuing investigation.
Nearly three months later, the lenders are starting to sweat the singer for their pieces. Her attorney, Donald Etra, filed a motion Tuesday asking that Los Angeles police and prosecutors return the pair of earrings and three rings that they seized. All were made of "yellow metal" and all but one includes "white stones," according to the filing.
Etra argues that photographs of the items will satisfy the needs of attorneys and asks the court "to order the return of the property to (Rihanna) without further delay." The motion states that Brown's attorney and a Los Angeles Police Department detective overseeing the case do not object to the return of the items.
The filing indicates the jewelry was loaned to the singer by four companies, which want the items back for new events overseas.
The jewelry was part of the ensemble that Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was wearing when Brown allegedly beat her while driving home from a pre-Grammy party.
Brown was arrested Feb. 8 and charged with felony assault and making criminal threats. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and his case is due back in court on Wednesday, when a judge will consider the jewelry motion as well, reports the Associated Press. Brown is not required to attend that hearing.
Meanwhile, Rihanna is said to be hard at work on her next album, writing songs about "different situations in her life, just things that inspire her," according to one of her producers Brian Kennedy Seals.
"She's ready, ready to make hits," Seals told People.com Wednesday at the ASCAP Pop Awards in Hollywood, adding that they've already worked on three songs, including an up-tempo number and a ballad.
As for the lyrics, "We're not there yet," says One Republic's Ryan Tedder, who is also working with Rihanna, 21, as a writer and producer. "She's someone … who has something to say, so I will let her lead whatever she wants to say."
As for how Rihanna is doing these days, Tedder says, "She's phenomenal. She's confident and strong and doing what she does."