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Gainsborough: A diamond which was launched into space yesterday has landed in Gainsborough and the person who finds it can keep it

The diamond was launched in the sky

The diamond was launched in the sky

Jewellers, 77 Diamonds, has completed a world’s first by sending a diamond worth £12,000 into space and it has landed within a five mile radius near the village of Lea, Gainsborough, and it is still unclaimed.

In a secret suburban location, 77 Diamonds, in trust with the UK Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA), launched the high value diamond into space for what is set to be the most exhilarating search of all time.

The diamond, mounted on a steel rod frame attached to a helium balloon, rose above the earth until the atmospheric pressure at the edge of space caused the balloon to pop.

It was in the air for over 150 minutes, and travelled around 60 miles.

The stunt is to promote the jewellery retailer’s interactive universe, Diamonds in the Sky, which invites users to populate a virtual night sky with thousands of stars – each one unique and named after someone or something special.

Tobias Kormind, Co-founder of 77 Diamonds, said: “We are very excited about the launch.”

“What better way to raise awareness of our virtual universe than by actually making it a reality and putting a diamond in the sky for the first time ever.”

“77 Diamonds has a long history of helping people to find the perfect diamond for an extra-special event in their lives.”

“With Diamonds in the Sky, we wanted to explore the parallels between diamonds and stars in an imaginative and engaging way.”

Once it reached the optimum height, the atmospheric pressure caused the balloon to burst and the diamond slowly descended back down to earth, ready to be found by one lucky winner.

Using top of the range technology, 77 Diamonds has been tracking where the balloon was destined to land via GPS.

It’s been revealed that the diamond has landed within a five mile radius Lea, Gainsborough, and people are now being asked to join in the hunt to be in with the chance of winning the exclusive diamond prize.

If you are the lucky person who finds it please contact The Standard on 01427 619574 or email newsroom@gainsboroughstandard.co.uk.

 

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