The old adage of every cloud has a silver lining came true today and in the case of the volcanic eruption in Iceland it is now every ash cloud brings diamonds.
Once the toxic fumes began to dissipate geologists discovered the bowels of the earth had disgorged the largest deposit of the precious gem since Kimberly.
Iceland has been tortured with debt and on the verge of collapse and the monopoly kings of the universe, Debeers, has solved their crisis by purchasing the entire country.
Details of the find have been confirmed and though the massive ash plume that has grounded air traffic all over the region is still hovering over Europe there is this bright side.
Debeers has allowed the residents of the country to maintain there existence with a fifty year land lease but the volcano regions have already been cordoned off and villages are being built to house the twenty thousand Africans being transported to mine the gems.
To accommodate the cost of the purchase Debeers has announced a twenty percent hike in diamond prices effective Jan 1 so shop for your loved ones early this year!