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Treasure hunter finds 11th century gold ring with rare black diamond in muddy field
Rare find: The stunning 1000 year old gold and black diamond ring was discovered by a treasure hunter
A treasure hunter was stunned when he unearthed a beautiful and historic gold ring with a rare black diamond set inside it in a muddy field.
John Stevens, 42, couldn't believe his eyes when he rubbed off the soil and saw lettering indicating the ring was from the early medieval period, possibly the 11th century.
It is believed the ring would have belonged to a wealthy person either from the Church, or possibly even royalty.
Black diamonds are rare today and would have been even rarer nearly 1,000 years ago, having come from Africa.