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Teen finds 3.85-carat canary diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park

Posted By Kate Stanton   |   Oct. 21, 2013 at 8:54 PM   |   Comments

(UPI) -- Lucky Oklahoma City teen Tana Clymer visited Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park over the weekend and returned home with a 3.85-carat diamond worth thousands of dollars.

“I think God pointed me to it," Clymer, 14, told KOCO-TV. "I was about to sprint to join my family, and God told me to slow down and look. Then, I found the diamond!”

Clymer said she noticed the diamond because of its strange color.

“I thought it was a piece of paper or foil from a candy wrapper,” she said. “Then, when I touched it, I thought it was a marble.”

Clymer's discovery marks the 396th diamond found this year at Crater of Diamonds State Park, a popular tourist destination that welcomes diamond miners.

The park's website claims it is "the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public."

“This canary diamond is very similar to the gem-quality, 4.21-carat canary diamond found at the Crater of Diamonds by Oklahoma State Trooper Marvin Culver of Nowata, Oklahoma, on March 12, 2006, a gem he named the Okie Dokie Diamond," Assistant Park Superintendent Bill Henderson said in a statement. “And now, we’re celebrating another canary diamond find by another Oklahoman!”

The 2006 diamond sold for $30,000.

Clymer, who nicknamed the diamond "God's Jewel," said she'll use the money to save for college.

“It's up to her what she wants to do with it,” her mother told KOCO. “She was so humbled by all of it. She said a prayer right after she found it.”

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