A $1.5 million natural blue diamond just made its way out of El Dorado after two armed guards dropped it off at a jewelry store in town several hours ago.
All the way from Tel Aviv, the jewel is currently en route to an out-of-state investor who went through an El Dorado jeweler after nearly a year of searching passed in vain.
Approximately the size of a pencil eraser, the diamond is valuable for its rarity as there is no way to know how many of them exist, the jeweler said.
For security reasons I can’t reveal who the jeweler is until he and the diamond are well out of town, but make sure to see tomorrow’s News-Times for the full story.
Oh, and I did — of course — hold it in my hand.