Teenager Finds £20,000 Diamond

14/08/2014 16:54 | Updated 22 May 2015

Teenager finds £20,000 diamond during visit to national park

Diamonds are a teen's best friend! That's 14-year-old Tana Clymer's view after she found a jewel worth at least £20,000 during a visit to a state park in the US.

"At first I thought it was a marble until I laid it in my hand," she told local news. "Then I knew it was something."

Tana, 14, from Oklahoma City, found the 3.85 carat canary diamond on Saturday afternoon at the Crater of Diamonds state park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas.

Her mum, Amanda Giordano, said she had been begging husband Brian to take the family to the park for years so they decided to make the trip after hearing about the 5.16-carat diamond found by a 12-year-old North Carolina boy in July.

When they arrived, Tana dug for about two hours when she found the diamond.

They took the diamond to the park centre, which helps visitors identify and examine jewels they find.

"I think God pointed me to it. I was about to spring to join my family, and God told me to slow down and look," said Tana.

They were told that a similar stone sold for around £20,000 in 2006.

Tana has named the discovery 'God's Diamond' and is the 396th diamond to be discovered so far this year.

Her mum said Tana will probably sell the diamond to raise money for college.


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