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Hunt is still on in Lincolnshire for space diamond worth £12k

A London-based diamond jeweller has released a £12,000 diamond from space, and it’s still to be claimed where it crash-landed in Lincolnshire yesterday.

The diamond will be gifted to whoever finds it and after the rock’s free-fall was tracked to the village of Lea, near Gainsborough, residents and visitors are on the hunt.

The diamond was launched into space by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and online retailer 77 Diamonds at 9am on August 7, from a field in Derbyshire.

It touched ground at around 12 noon that day and is still yet to be claimed.

In order to launch the rock, it was mounted to a steel frame and attached to a helium balloon.

The balloon rose to 100,000 feet before atmospheric pressure caused it to pop and fall back to earth.

People could follow the progress of the drop by using #diamondinthesky on twitter.

The stunt was performed to mark the launch of the retailer’s new interactive ‘online universe‘.