Gem of a spot to stumble on a fortune

A 14-year-old boy was walking behind the local post office on his way home from school when he discovered a hidden gem. It was 1979 in the Central Queensland gemfields and young Serli “Smiley” Nelson had just discovered what became known as the largest gem-quality sapphire in the world. The Centenary Sapphire, which weighed in … Continue reading Gem of a spot to stumble on a fortune