Oklahoma teen finds huge canary diamond

Nadine Kalinauskas
Good NewsOctober 22, 2013

Earlier this summer, 12-year-old Boy Scout Michael Dettlaff found a 5.16-carat diamond in Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park.

His lucky find inspired Oklahoma teen Tana Clymer to visit the park and hope for a similar find.

Her trip to Arkansas paid off. On Saturday, two hours after she began sifting through dirt at the park, 14-year-old Clymer discovered a jellybean-size yellow diamond.

"Then, when I touched it, I thought it was a marble," she said. "I think God pointed me to it. I was about to sprint to join my family, and God told me to slow down and look. Then I found the diamond."

Clymer named the 3.85-carat canary diamond the God's Jewel diamond. Its value is not yet known.

And because of the park's finders-keepers policy, the diamond is hers to keep.

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"No two diamonds are alike, and each diamond finder's story is unique, too," assistant park superintendent Bill Henderson said in a statement.

"What an experience for Tana to remember the rest of her life," he said. "Tana told me that she was so excited she couldn't sleep last night. She's either going to keep the diamond for a ring, or if it's worth a lot, she'll want that for college."