The potential for disaster was staggering. Event organizers must have known this.
But the Tampa Women’s Club Charity went ahead full steam with their idea to put 399 cubic zirconia stones in an equal number of champagne flutes. In the 400th flute they placed a $5,000 diamond donated by a local diamond wholesaler.
The lucky individual who received the one-carat rock in her glass would get to keep it.
Miriam Tucker, one of the evening’s attendees, has graced the planet for 80 years. It’s fair to say that in all that time she’s seen many things. But one thing she didn’t see was just how close the diamond in her glass actually sat in relation to her mouth and soon enough the pricy gem was hurtling toward her digestive tract.
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o far into the glass," Tucker told the Tampa Bay Times (via USA Today). "We were laughing and talking when I realized I swallowed it."
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