The Lady and the Yellow Diamond
I’ll tell you a little about the lady…I’ll tell you a little about
the diamond…you see if you can match one of them up before the end.
The Diamond: There is a thirty five acre field in Arkansas…open to
the public…where one can find diamonds. It is the only diamond field
in North America which is open to the public. The field is called the
Crater Of Diamonds State Park and so far over 70,000 diamonds have
been found there. Average yield…600 diamonds a year. It was
here…in 1977…that our diamond was found.
The Lady: She was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1947 and, as she grew,
she attended public school there. In 1969 she graduated from Wellesley
College and then enrolled in Yale Law School where she met her
husband…a fellow Yale law student.
The Diamond: It is Canary Yellow in color; it is an unfaceted stone;
it weighs 4.25 carats. It is one of the largest and finest diamonds–
now in private hands–that comes from Arkansas.
The Lady and the Diamond: In 1979 our lady wore the diamond set in a
necklace. She was attending a governor’s inauguration. Fourteen years
later…in 1993…the diamond was reset into a ring and our lady wore
it at an Inauguration Ball.
The Diamond Park: There is a gentlemen by the name of James Archer
who has been digging almost daily in the part for 18 years. The police
of the area often wear gold and diamond badges in salute to the
people they watch digging. He did not unearth our diamond…but he is
surely symbolic of the verve and vigor of the unnamed man who did.
For a small fee you…dear reader…can go to the park and dig to your
heart’s content. What you find…you keep.
The Lady: She was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in America by
American Lawyer Magazine. She was instrumental in passing the
Children’s Health Insurance Program. She founded the Arkansas
Advocates for Children and Families. She served on the Board of
Directors of Wal-Mart.
The Diamond: Our Lady does not own the diamond. Rather…this canary
yellow uncut diamond is on loan to her whenever she needs it to
attend any of her husband’s inaugurals. The ring into which this
stone–known as the Kahn Diamond or the Kahn Canary–is mounted is the
graphic you will all soon see when you traipse over to my pages for a
The Lady: Hillary Rodham Clinton is her name. And the two inaugurals
which she attended were that of her husband–that fellow
Yale–President Bill Clinton. What I like best about this diamond is
not so much its great beauty…but rather its history…and the fact
that it is an American stone.
For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at www.tyler-adam.com where you will
scroll down the table menu till you get to the box that says
Tidbits…and inside the box where it says Tidbit Graphics…click on
the link that says: Canary Yellow…where you will see the graphic of
our uncut diamond in the rough.
And there ya have it. That’s it for this week folks. Catch you all next
week. Benjamin Mark
TYLER-ADAM CORP.–Jewelry Manufacturers
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