Teenager finds 3.85 carat Yellow Diamond at US Park

October 22nd, 2013 by Noam Flint

There are jewelry fans all over the world who would love to have the opportunity to own a colored diamond, but not everyone gets the chance. Even fewer get to say they have uncovered one of these precious stones, which makes the discovery of a colored gem a special experience for anyone.

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A special find

One teenage girl was lucky enough to make the find of a lifetime during a recent trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Tana Clymer, a 14-year-old from Oklahoma City, Okla., was visiting the park with her family when she came across a teardrop-shaped yellow diamond. It wound up being a 3.85-carat stone that marks one of the biggest finds at the state park.

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According to The Associated Press, Tana had been digging for about two hours before finding the colored diamond near the surface of the search field. Her gem, which she has already nicknamed “God’s Jewel,” is the 396th diamond to be found at Crater of Diamonds park this year. However, it’s only one of a few colored stones to ever be found, as well as one of the largest.

“What an experience for Tana to remember the rest of her life,” said assistant park superintendent Bill Henderson, as quoted by ABC News. “Tana told me that she was so excited, she couldn’t sleep last night. She’s either going to keep the diamond for a ring or, if it’s worth a lot, she’ll want that for college.”

Not the first amateur discovery

This isn’t the first time a visitor has made a big discovery at Crater of Diamonds State Park. In fact, this is the second time in the past several months that a young person has uncovered a valuable gem. Back in August, a 12-year-old boy, Michael Dettlaff, came across a 5.16-carat brown diamond.

Henderson also noted that the yellow diamond found by Tana Clymer was extremely similar to a canary diamond found at the park in 2006. That gem, nicknamed the “Okie Dokie Diamond,” was discovered by an Oklahoma State Trooper during a casual trip to the area and weighed in at 4.21 carats.

Crater of Diamonds State Park claims to be the only diamond-producing site in the world that is open to the public. With big discoveries like these colored diamonds happening more frequently, there may be a rush to get to this land and hunt for some of the amazing stones.