A 3.85-carat diamond was found by a 14-year-old girl, who was visiting Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park. This exciting 3.85-carat diamond find didn’t take Tana Clymer hours of digging or even any digging at all, according to Fox News on Oct. 21.
Tana just happened to notice something glimmering in the sun and when she picked it up, she had a pear shaped yellow diamond in her hand, about the size of a jelly bean. Tana had been at the diamond site for about two hours when the diamond appeared.
This has been a good year for finding diamonds at the only place in the U.S. that allows public access to a diamond-producing site. A 12-year-old boy from North Carolina found a 5.16-carat diamond back in July.
Bill Henderson, assistant park manager, said that the heavy rains this year have unearthed diamonds, so many of these gems have been found semi-exposed on the surface. Tana named her diamond find “God’s Jewel.” She plans to have it made into a ring or she may sell it and use the money for college.
Tana has found the 396th diamond this year. Since the site was discovered in 1906 by the farmer who owned the land, approximately 75,000 diamonds have been found. The biggest diamond weighed in at 40.23-carats and it was found on the site in 1924. That diamond still remains the biggest diamond found in the U.S. to date.