Everyone knows that you can find a pearl inside an oyster. But 39-year-old Sally Thompson did one better when she found a diamond inside her hard-boiled egg. The engaged woman from Cumbra, U.K. was enjoying her breakfast when she bit into something hard inside the egg. After fishing it out of her mouth with her tongue, she removed the piece of “gristle” with her fingers.
As she pulled it out, she couldn’t believe it was what she thought it was. Upon looking closer and running it carefully under the sink faucet, she was still in shock. The little rock wasn’t sandstone or granite, it was a clear diamond jewel. Thompson couldn’t believe her luck at finding the little treasure before 9 am…
Because Sally Thompson is already wearing a diamond on her finger for her engagement to Steven Warwick, she worried that maybe it had fallen off and gotten into the egg. She checked her ring finger. Nope, it was still there. She couldn’t believe the treasure in the egg.
“I took one, peeled it and bit into it when I feel something like gristle in my mouth,” the 39-year-old told South West News Service. “It fell on to the plate and I couldn’t understand where it had come from ― I thought it had come from me.”
The truth shocked her because of Thompson, along with the rest of the world, never heard of such a treasure coming from a hard-boiled egg.
“I couldn’t understand where it had come from,” she said. “The only place could have been from the egg.”
Because the bizarre find was so strange, Thompson believes it is an omen or a sign from God. Her marriage is around the corner and her bachelorette party was around the corner this weekend.
“I believe in superstitions ― like find a feather, pick it up ― and I think there must be something about the timing of this coming. I don’t know what it will be a sign of but it is very surreal.”
The diamond-filled egg was part of a six-pack Thompson bought from Asda, the British supermarket chain.
She worried that the diamond had been lost and that she’d have to return it. But then a jeweler told her it was probably cubic zirconia and not a real diamond.
Thompson posted her story to Facebook and is asking the public to help her figure out how the diamond got into her hard-boiled egg.
Collette Francis, who formerly worked on a chicken farm, thinks the diamond was passed into the egg through the bird.
Basically, the shell coating goes on last and doesn’t harden until it hits the air … In this case, it could be chicken swallows diamond, diamond gets stuck at the intestine exit, egg picks up the diamond on way out,” Francis said, according to SWNS.