A Californian woman found a diamond while visiting the Crater of Diamond State Park in Arkansas.
Park staff identified a 4.38 carat yellow diamond that she was allowed to hold.
Arkansas is the only state in the United States with a publicly open diamond mine.
Women in Granite Bay, California can store 4.38 carats of yellow diamonds they found when visiting the Crater of Diamond State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas.
Noreen Wredberg found the diamond on September 23, within an hour of searching the park. She and her husband decided to visit after a trip to Hot Spring National Park. State Park Authority..
“I didn’t know it was a diamond at the time, but I picked it up because it was beautiful and shiny!” Wredberg told Waymon Cox, a park interpreter at the Crate of Diamonds.
She brought the gem to the park’s Diamond Discovery Center and park staff identified it as a diamond.
“When I first saw this diamond under a microscope, I thought,’Wow, what a beautiful shape and color!'” Mrs. Redberg’s diamond weighs more than 4 carats, almost the size of a jelly bean, and is Western. It has a pear shape and a yellow lemonade, “said Park director Caleb Howell.
According to Cox, Redberg discovered the diamond a few days after the heavy rain. It’s usually a good time to search, as the rain removes the soil and the gems are easily found directly above the soil.
Wredberg’s diamonds were the largest diamonds found in the park. last year..
According to the Parks Authority, the Crater of Diamonds is the only diamond mine open to the public throughout the United States. Visitors can most commonly store white, brown and yellow diamonds.
Wredberg named her discovery Lucy’s Diamond after her husband’s kitten, but she still doesn’t know what to do with it.
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