Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Gem Beam

Diamonds In The Rough

A Staten Island jeweller has retrieved her $20,000 three-carat diamond earrings back after she, her husband and city sanitation employees sorted through a smelly heap of garbage. The studs were in a small jar of cleaning solution, which a worker at the couple's jewellery store had accidentally thrown away.

FOOTNOTE: Carat stew.

10 comments:

Mima said...

How much money on that worker having been fired!! Not the sort of mistake that you want to make. If they were mine (I don't own anything that is anywhere near that expensive) I would be devastated.

diXymiss said...

Unbelievable!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Wow, what an expensive pair of earrings!! I think I would clean those myself next time! LOL!

Lehners in France said...

Love the foot note "Carat Stew." I am sure the employee will be more flawless after the event than the diamonds ever were, even after that amount of cleaning. A story of many facets which brilliantly "stud" out a mile. Debs x

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

How much groaning must one endure? "Gem Beam?" "Carat Stew?"

You're too clever by half!

:::please note that I still check your blog every day. Evidently I have not reached my groaning capacity.:::

Maggie May said...

Carat stew!!!!!! Really clever punch lines!

CrazyCath said...

What some people do for $$$$ ....!
Poor worker. Or should I say, ex worker?!

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm glad I didn't have to dig for them.

Shrinky said...

When the kids were young, I once left our family heirlooms (rings) out on my bedside table to remind me to clean them. It wasn't until we were moving house (two years later) that I found them again.

Little sods.

i beati said...

How intriquing your lens shot wonder what his next challenge will be ??