Residents in Surat’s Varachha locality were caught up in a frenzy after a rumour spread about an unidentified businessman accidentally dropping a packet of diamonds worth crores. The rumour prompted people to flood the streets in search of the lost diamonds, with some even collecting dust from the road in hopes of finding the precious stones. However, it was later revealed that the one diamond found was actually an American diamond used in imitation jewellery. Surat, known as the diamond city of India, is home to a large number of diamond workers and is a major supplier of cut and polished diamonds worldwide.
Surat: Residents flock to streets for lost diamonds after rumour, video goes viral
Residents of Surat’s Varachha locality were gripped by a frenzy after hearing about an unidentified businessman accidentally dropping a packet of diamonds worth crores. The news quickly spread, leading to a swarm of people scouring the streets in search of the lost diamonds. Videos and images of the incident circulated widely on social media, capturing the chaos and excitement. Despite the fervent search, only one diamond was found, later identified as an American diamond commonly used in imitation jewellery.
Surat: The Diamond City of India
Surat, known as the diamond city of India, is home to a thriving diamond industry. With half a million diamond workers, the city plays a crucial role in supplying up to 90 percent of the world’s cut and polished diamonds. The incident in Varachha locality highlighted the fascination and allure of diamonds in Surat, where the pursuit of these precious stones can ignite a frenzy. However, it also serves as a reminder of the importance of verifying information and not succumbing to rumors.