Monday, October 8, 2007

8000 Carat Diamond: True?

What would I even begin to do with 8000 carats of diamonds? Get diamond teeth? Sprinkle dimaond dust in everything I own? I don't even know. I would read the story... gets pretty dramatic.

About six weeks ago, there was an announcement that an 8000 cara diamond was discovered - this is more than TWICE the size of the world's largest. This claim (unfortunately) has yet to be followed by any evidence, but has produced plenty of speculation, accusations of fraud and even a a blindfolded journey reminiscent of a bad spy novel.

The British businessman who made the initial announcement says he has laid fraud and theft charges against his former associates."I wish I knew what was going on," Ernie Blom, chairman of the South African Diamond Council and president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, said Monday. "They created enormous excitement and expectation in the world and the whole thing has fizzled out. I am not sure what the truth is."

South Africa is the world's third largest diamond producer after Botswana and Russia.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?