Turns out the woman swallowed a 1.03-carat diamond worth $5,000 at a fund-raising event for the Tampa Woman’s Club, which sold 400 glasses of champagne at $20 a pop. While most contained a faux diamond, one lucky flute contained a real one—which Miriam promptly, accidently swallowed, to her great embarrassment. But she assumed it was a fake one, and didn’t tell a soul.
“The small sip I took, I swallowed it, and I thought, Oh well, they will find it at the end,” she told ABC News. But when no one announced that they’d found the real diamond, Miriam had to confess.
As luck had it, she just so happened to have a routine colonoscopy scheduled for the following morning, and had the intact diamond mined by her doc.
“As soon as we saw it, we knew it
Diamonds? A girl’s best friend? Yeah. Tell that to Miriam, an 80-year-old Tampa woman so mortified by her recent run-in with the gemstone she would not even disclose her last name or show her face on camera in a local TV news story about her fate.Read More »from Diamond Swallowing: It's a Problem