77 Diamonds Contest Diamond

Back in August, 77 Diamonds (jewelry retailer) shot a $20,000 diamond into space as a promotional stunt and four and a half months later, a man and his dog in Licolnshire, England stumbled upon it.

On December 23 Allan Bell was alongside his springer spaniel for a walk on a country path near his home in Lincolnshire when the dog discovered something in a hedge.

We were starting to doubt whether it would ever be found,” Tobias Kormind, cofunder of 77 Diamonds. “It really captured the imagination of the nation at the time and we were overwhelmed by thousands of people who joined in the treasure hunt to find. We were very surprised to receive the call from Pat after so many months of searching and just find it even more remarkable that it should be discovered at Christmas. This, couples with the fact that Pat and her husband Allan are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, makes it even more wonderful. We hope that they great pleasure from the diamond and enjoy recounting their exciting story of discovered treasure.”

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