The 14-year-old girl from Oklahoma City who found a 3.85-carat diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park, gets to keep the 3.85-carat diamond which might be worth about $30,000. While the 14-year-old girl’s 3.85-carat diamond has not been appraised yet, a similar diamond was estimated to be worth around $30,000 in 2006. "This canary diamond is very similar to the gem-quality, 4.21-carat canary diamond found at the Crater of Diamonds by Oklahoma State Trooper Marvin Culver of Nowata, Okla., on March 12, 2006, a gem he named the Okie Dokie Diamond," said assistant park superintendent Bill Henderson, according to an Oct. 22, 2013, Associated Press report.
On Saturday, 14-year-old Tana Clymer, who is today the proud owner of the 3.85-carat diamond, took a family trip to Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park. Tana’s mother, Amanda Giordano, had heard about the 12-year-old North Carolina boy having found a 5.16-carat diamond in July and had begged her husband to take the family to the park.
When the family arrived at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park on Saturday around noon, they began searching. Even though Tana Clymer dug for two hours, however, she found nothing. But when she started searching on the surface of the ground, after about only 10 minutes, she saw something that appeared to be a wrapper of some kind. While poking on the “wrapper” with a stick, Tana Clymer realized that she might have found something – it turned out to be her 3.85-carat diamond.
After taking the yellow, tear-dropped shaped 3.85-carat diamond to the Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park visitor center, she told officials that “I thought it was a piece of paper or foil from a candy wrapper. Then, when I touched it, I thought it was a marble. 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.”
According to the Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park finders-keepers policy, Tana Clymer gets to keep the 3.85-carat diamond. Crater of Diamonds State Park is on Arkansas Highway 301 at Murfreesboro. It is one of the 52 state parks administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. The 37.5-acre Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only park where people can search and keep their valuable treasures.
For now, 14-year-old Tana Clymer has named her 3.85-carat diamond "God's Jewel.” On Sunday, assistant park superintendent Bill Henderson said that "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."