Yellow Diamond Found by 14-Year-Old at Arkansas Park Fetches $20,000

God’s Jewel has fetched a heavenly sum.

The 3.85 ct. canary yellow diamond, found in October by 14-year-old Tana Clymer at the Murfreesboro, Ark.–based Crater of Diamonds State Park, has sold for $20,000, according to the Associated Press. The news service did not include any details of where it was sold or who the buyer was. The teen said she intends to use the money to pay for college.

The teardrop-shape piece of yellow rough, described as the size of a jelly bean, was found after two hours of digging, the Oklahoma City teen said in a statement following the find.

“I thought it was a piece of paper or foil from a candy wrapper,” she explained. “Then, when I touched it, I thought it was a marble.… I was about to sprint to join my family, and God told me to slow down and look. Then, I found the diamond.” 

Clymer later named it God’s Jewel.

The Crater of Diamonds is the only public diamond mine that allows visitors to search for gems and keep what they find.


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