A 2.95 ct. brown diamond was found earlier this month at famed Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark. In February 2012, a 2.4 ct. diamond worth $21,000 was found there.
Following our coverage of each story, I had the sudden urge to unplug from my web editor duties, travel to Arkansas for the second time in my life, and invest in a trusty shovel.
Watching this YouTube video of people actually hunting for diamonds disabused me of that notion.
That just looks miserable. A couple grand to buy a diamond at a jeweler is well worth avoiding sunburn, the unforgiving Arkansas terrain, and the inevitable couple fight that would result after roughly half an hour.
This next gentleman had a much better idea. Buy the engagement ring at a respectable jeweler and plant it in Crater of Diamonds State Park for his fiancée to find. Brilliant.
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