Woman Swallows Diamond at Charity Event

The Tampa Woman's Club held a fundraising event in which 400 flutes of champagne each held a gem. All but one were cubic zirconiums, and one lucky participant was to get a $5,000 diamond. However, when the champagne was gone, the real diamond could not be found.

Then, an elderly woman came forward and said she accidentally swallowed what was in her flute.

"I thought someone will win this and I won't have to tell them," Miriam explained.

Miriam immediately went to an area hospital for an x-ray only to find out diamonds don't show up on x-ray.

The very next day, Miriam went in for a routine colonoscopy.  When she arrived at the doctor's office she gave him some special instructions.

"Be on the lookout for it in case," she recalled telling her doctor.

Her doctor ended up finding the elusive diamond.

An appraisal determined that it was indeed, a real diamond. The jeweler she took it to would have preferred that she cleaned it first. Link -via Fark

(Image credit: Flickr user Ryan Hyde)


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