Well that's one way to get people to go see your work — artist Jamison Ernest has been hiding a diamond a day for patrons to take home from his "Bouncing Cars" exhibition at the Ambassador Gallery in New York. "I want to give people hope," Ernest said. There's one diamond left at the show, which closes today.
A 12-year-old boy on vacation in Arkansas with his family found an enormous diamond inside a crater at an Arkansas state park over the weekend, because apparently Arkansas has a state park where people are encouraged to just scratch around inside a giant crater for diamonds until they find them?!?!??! It’s called the “Crater of Diamonds State Park” and it consists of a crater full of diamonds. IT IS A REAL PLACE. Why don’t we all live there?!
At 7:50 p.m. on Monday night, a Brink's armored truck on the Tarmac at Brussels Airport was loading a shipment of uncut diamonds onto a 8:10 Zurich-bound Helvetic Airlines flight. At 7:54 p.m., the diamonds were gone. What happened in between was "one of the biggest" diamond heists ever: a gang of eight thieves, apparently in dark clothing meant to resemble police uniforms and armed with "machine guns," drove through the airport fence in two vehicles, flashed their weapons at guards, seized the diamonds from the airport's cargo hold, and sped off. One of the vehicles was later found burned out nearby. "This was undoubtedly a highly professional job," a Belgian police source told the Evening Standard. The uncut diamonds, lacking certificates, will likely be unrecovered. The passengers on the Helvetic jet were apparently completely unaware that the heist was occurring a few yards away. [AFP | BBC | Telegraph | Evening Standard]