Might ‘World’s Largest Diamond’ Still Exist?

The man who acted as the spokesman for the alleged 8,000 ct. stone billed as the world's largest diamond still believes it exists—despite a bizarre incident where the people who promised to show him the diamond instead produced a lump of plastic. “I truly believe [the diamond] is still out there,” South African businessman Brett Jolly told JCK. “If they were going to scam or con me out of money [for the property I was buying], they would have used the same piece of glass or plastic all the way through the scam. Why use a gemstone first and then a piece of plastic afterwards. … My logical question is: Why use two different fakes?” He adds: “The miners signed a contract with me and Mr. [Ernie] Blom [president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses]. They even reported the stone to the Ministry of Mining.” When Jolly was supposed to be shown the “diamond,” the

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