An Indian farmer who was ploughing a small patch of land recently came across a diamond, literally in the rough.

The 14.98 carat diamond farmer Lakhan Yadav found later sold at auction for around six million rupees, or €66,700.

I’m told Mr Yadav spent his money on land, an education fund for his children, two buffaloes and a motorbike. He’s lucky he didn’t switch to direct drilling.