Order The Eureka Diamond Golden Treasure Ingot today for €49.50 (€2.95 P&P) - a 50% saving! 

Over 150 years after the discovery of the Eureka Diamond, you now can own a beautiful ingot, layered in pure 24 carat Gold. The Eureka Diamond Golden Treasure Ingot pays tribute to South Africa’s two largest exports; Gold and diamonds and is the perfect gift for aspiring treasure hunters everywhere.

The Eureka Diamond Golden Treasure Ingot contains a real diamond and has been encapsulated into a booklet containing fascinating facts about the South African diamond and Gold industries, the legacy of young Erasmus Jacobs and his discovery.

  • Treasure map showing the site of one of the world’s greatest discoveries
  • Beautifully layered in pure 24 carat Gold
  • Contains a real brilliant cut diamond
  • Designed by Francesca Abbate
  • Struck in solid bronze
  • Just €49.50 (€2.95 P&P)

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Specifications

Ingot

Metal: Bronze
Quality: Semi Proof
Weight: 28g
Diameter: 50.30 x 29.40mm
Finish: Layered in pure 24 carat Gold

 

Diamond

Diameter: 2mm
Cut: Brilliant
Weight: .03 carat


The Eureka diamond was cut and polished and dispatched to London to be inspected by Queen Victoria and her jewellers. A replica was also created to wow the crowds at the 1867 Paris Exhibition. Meanwhile, back in South Africa, Erasmus’ discovery sparked a major treasure hunt which saw people racing to the Hopetown region in the hope of unearthing similar diamonds for themselves. In March 1869 a much larger 83-carat diamond was discovered, and within a few months there were giant open quarries employing many thousands of miners and labourers. 

Today, South Africa enjoys the most prosperous economy of all the African nations, and this is primarily due to the abundance of diamonds, gold and other natural resources beneath her ground. Her mining industry is one of the most productive in the world and the raw materials unearthed account for about 60% of the country’s exports.

Sadly, Erasmus Jacobs and his family never received any of the considerable wealth that their neighbour made from the sale of the Eureka Diamond. After changing hands several times, it was finally purchased at auction by the De Beers diamond conglomerate in 1967. The company, which owes its very existence to young Erasmus’ discovery then generously donated it as a gift to the people of South Africa. Today, the Eureka Diamond is on permanent display at a museum close to the place where it was found, as an inspiration to treasure hunters everywhere.