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180,000 carat emerald…wait. What??

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says it is holding an emerald estimated to be worth as much as $370 million while the stone’s owner is determined.

A department spokesman said the 850-pound gem will be in safekeeping until a federal judge determines who rightfully owns it.

The “Bahia Emerald” was reported stolen in September from a secured vault in South El Monte, Calif.

CNN reported the emerald has been at the center of a dispute between a California man who claimed ownership, a company with which he contracted to sell it and a potential buyer.

via UPI.com.

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December 28, 2008 Posted by | Crime, Jewels | | Comments Off on 180,000 carat emerald…wait. What??

Hand me my shovel and keys. I’m going to Arkansas, Ma!

4.42-carat diamond at state park

A local diamond hunter found a 4.42-carat stone Friday after about a 30-minute search at the Crater of Diamonds State Park, a park official announced.

Dennis Tyrrell, of Murfreesboro, searches for diamonds about three or four days a week at the state park and has found several others before, Assistant Superintendent Bill Henderson said. The white diamond Tyrrell found Friday was his largest find so far.

“It is a very nice diamond because of its size,” Henderson said. “And it has what they call a silver cape on it. It’s about the size of a Chiclet gum…”

August 16, 2008 Posted by | Jewels | , | Comments Off on Hand me my shovel and keys. I’m going to Arkansas, Ma!

Record diamond

Record diamondMiners in South Africa claim they have unearthed the biggest diamond in the world. The giant 7,000 carat jewel is said to be the size of a coconut and worth at least £15million, reports the Daily Mirror.Weighing in at 4lbs and is more than twice the size of the previous biggest diamond – the Cullinan, discovered in 1905.

August 29, 2007 Posted by | Jewels, Wow! | Comments Off on Record diamond