Diamond From The Sky

One lucky person will find and become the owner of a diamond worth £12,000 raining from the sky. The diamond was shot into space attached to a helium balloon at 9 am from Derbyshire field, which will eventually pop due to pressure. The diamond will eventually float gently back to earth in an orange parachute.

A tracking device has been mounted to the diamond and UK Civil Aviation Authority and online retailer 77 Diamonds will tweet clues using the #diamondinthesky hashtag for pontetial hunters to join the race in search for the gem when it lands back to earth.

The drop zone of the the precious gemstone is estimated to cover a range of more than 60 miles, meaning it could be days before it is found unless it lands in the middle of a populated area.