Clymer, 14, and her family were visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark. on Saturday after hearing about Michael Detlaff finding the 5.16-carat gem in August. After digging for a couple of hours, Clymer spotted what she first thought was a piece of paper or candy wrapper foil. Paper it certainly was not, but rather a 3.85-carat canary diamond roughly the size of a jellybean.
"Then, when I touched it, I thought it was a marble," she said. "I think God pointed me to it. I was about to sprint to join my family, and God told me to slow down and look. Then I found the diamond."
Clymer renamed her diamond the God's Jewel Diamond (Detlaff named his the God's Glory Diamond), which she gets to keep since Crater of Diamonds has a finders-keepers policy. The park allows visitors to scavenge for the state gem on the surface of an eroded volcanic crater that now stands as a plowed 37.5-acre field. Over 75,000 diamonds ranging in size and color have been found there since 1906 and Clymer's canary stone is the 396th found so far this year.
According to Assistant Park Superintendent Bill Henderson, Clymer plans to keep the gem for a ring or for college money, depending on how much it is determined to be worth.