She was out celebrating her birthday with her father and grandmother. But out in the middle of Arkansas, it was a very different story than the gifts that showed up for the seven-year-old girl.
During the celebration, she got the surprise of the ages when she found a 2.95-carat diamond on the path the three had walked. That’s what Crater of Diamonds State Park itself wrote in a press release.
As big as a pea
The find, made earlier in September, is the second largest diamond found in the park this year. In March, a similar diamond weighing 3.29 carats was found.
The girl visited the park with her father and grandmother to celebrate her birthday. She found a diamond, the size of a pea, on the trail, the park itself wrote in the press release.
The find turned out to be a gold-colored diamond. According to diamond experts in the region, it is a complete crystal without cracks or other damage.
– One of the most beautiful
Crater of Diamonds State Park is known as the only place in the world where diamonds are open to the public. Each year, visitors find a total of more than 600 diamonds.
In total, more than 75,000 diamonds have been discovered in the area since the first known find was made.
“The girl’s discovery is clearly one of the most beautiful discoveries I’ve seen here in recent years,” says Waymon Cox, who works at Crater of Diamonds State Park.
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