Clymer found a 3.85-carat canary yellow diamond which she has named Gods Jewel in the 37-acre area in which visitors are allowed to hunt for the precious stones.
At first I thought it was a marble until I laid it in my hand, Tana told NewsOK. Then, I knew it was something.
Clymers mother, Amanda Giordano, had been jonesing for a trip to the park for years. It turns out all that nagging wasnt for nothing. The diamond is likely worth at least a few thousand dollars.
Shes either going to keep the dia- mond for a ring, or, if its worth a lot, shell want that for college, Bill Henderson, assistant park superinten- dent, told Associ- ated Press.
Joan Ellison, a spokeswoman for Arkansas State Parks, said
the size and quality of the diamond Clymer found greatly surpasses those
of the 400 other diamonds found at the park this year. Oklahoma State
Trooper Marvin Culver of Nowata found a similar diamond, the Okie Dokie
Diamond, at the park in 2006.
Crater of Diamonds is the only diamond-producing area open to the public. Anyone up for a road trip?