OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma City girl went digging for buried treasure in Arkansas this past weekend and she didn’t come home empty-handed: Tana Clymer, 14, unearthed a 3.85-carat diamond.
Clymer and her family were digging at Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds Saturday.
She said she noticed the canary diamond on the surface of the search field.
The yellow diamond is teardrop shaped and about the size of a jelly bean.
She named the stone “God’s Jewel” diamond.
Clymer said she’s either going to keep the diamond for a ring or, if it’s worth a lot, she will see it to pay for college.
In July, a 12-year-old North Carolina boy unearthed a 5.16 carat diamond while on vacation with his family at the park. He named it “God’s Glory Diamond.”
Her gem is the 396th diamond found so far this year at the park in southern Arkansas. Other gems discovered at the state park include amethyst, garnet, peridot, jasper, agate, calcite, barite, and quartz.
More than 75,000 diamonds have been found at the site since the first discovery in 1906 by John Huddleston, the farmer who owned the land at the time.
The largest diamond ever discovered in the United States was unearthed at the site in 1924 and weighed 40.23 carats.