Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

'Twas No Diamond That Janitor Found.(New Mexico)

Byline: Journal Staff and Wire Reports

AROUND NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE A janitor who has been living a dream since discovering what he thought was a 9.72-carat diamond earlier this year has received a rude awakening.

Bruce Buck learned Thursday that the stone is a cubic zirconia a relatively inexpensive man-made imitation.

"Yes, I was disappointed," Buck said Thursday. "But I didn't have anything before this, and I haven't lost anything. …

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