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Couple marking anniversary make 1.9-carat discovery at Crater of Diamonds

Minnesota residents Jessica and Seth Erickson were on a road trip to celebrate their 10th anniversary when they found a 1.9-carat brown diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park. Photo courtesy of Crater of Diamonds State Park
Minnesota residents Jessica and Seth Erickson were on a road trip to celebrate their 10th anniversary when they found a 1.9-carat brown diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park. Photo courtesy of Crater of Diamonds State Park

Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A Minnesota couple on a road trip to celebrate their 10th anniversary took home a new symbol of their union: a 1.9-carat brown diamond from Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park.

The park said in a news release that Jessica and Seth Erickson made the Crater of Diamonds State Park a featured destination on their 11-state road trip to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their wedding after first hearing about the attraction years ago.

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The Ericksons got some tips on wet sifting from some regular park visitors at the North Washing Pavilion and, after about an hour of wet sifting, Seth Erickson spotted a gem in the bottom of his screen.

The pair took the find to the park's Diamond Discovery Center, which verified it was a 1.9-carat brown diamond. The park said the diamond is about the size of a pony bead.

The couple named their diamond HIMO, the initials of each of their children.

Officials said 581 diamonds have been registered at Crater of Diamonds State Park in 2022.

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