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From Fudge To A Yard Sale: 4 Times People Found Diamonds In The Most Bizarre Places

Precious Finds: Four Unusual Diamond Discoveries

If you’re short of money, wouldn’t it be amazing to find something highly valuable - like, say, a beautiful diamond in a very odd place? People sometimes speak of buried treasure, but underground isn’t the only place you might find it. 

Blake Asaad, the founder of GOODSTONE, discusses four diamonds that were discovered in the strangest of locations. 

The first example happened in 2019 in Yakutia, Russia. Miners discovered a diamond with another freely moving inside it, like a traditional Russian doll. 

Blake explains, ‘This diamond is believed to be over 800 million years old, and it shines new light on how diamonds are formed and in what conditions. It isn’t unique, either; two years later, an Indian diamond company found another diamond within a diamond in Western Australia.’ 

Blake says, ‘At the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, a man found what he called a ‘big, ugly diamond’ while hiking.’ Visitors can keep what they discover in this park, because small finds are a daily event. Fortunately for David Anderson, this was no small gem; this was a 3.29-carat brown diamond. 

But this luck wasn’t a one-off; Anderson, a regular visitor to the park, has found 400 other diamonds, including a 6.19-carat white diamond and a 3.83-carat yellow diamond. 

In 2007, Linda Vancel from Lafayette, Indiana, was baking treats for a local bake sale. Little did she know her family heirloom had slipped into some fudge! This candy was then sold to and enjoyed by a local girl. It wasn’t until she gave a piece to her dad, Charles Matson, that the missing diamond ring was discovered. Fortunately, it was intact and safely returned to its rightful owner.

Blake says, ‘This is a real story of trash and treasure. A lady in her 70s had previously bought several items at a car boot sale, including a ‘costume jewelry stone.’ While clearing out her home, she decided to get it valued by an auctioneer. To her surprise, she was told it was a 34-carat diamond. This gem was larger than a pound coin and was quickly put up for auction.’ 

According to Blake, ‘Other diamonds have been found inside toilets, fields, elevators, and backyards. If you’re lucky enough to find one, make sure you get it checked out by a professional valuer.’


GOODSTONE is a leading provider of exquisitely crafted diamond jewelry rooted in a commitment to integrity, authenticity, and sustainability. Their collections embody timeless elegance and modern sensibilities, catering to individuals who seek not just adornment, but a reflection of their values and aspirations. With a focus on ethical sourcing, artisanal craftsmanship, and personalized service, GOODSTONE offers a distinctive experience that resonates with clients worldwide. 


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