Noreen Wredberg, a Californian tourist, was hiking in the Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas, when she spotted a glittering yellow stone. He took it.
It turns out that the stone was a 4.38-carat yellow diamond worth $ 20,000 (Rs 14.94,021).
But Wredberg was unaware of its value when he picked it up from the park. Soon, the stone told Park authorities, who later confirmed it was a flawless yellow diamond, reportedly. Independent.
“I didn’t know it was a diamond then, but it was clean and shiny, so I picked it up,” he reportedly told the State Park communications team.
The yellow diamond has been described as “the size of a jelly, with a pear shape and a lemonade yellow color,” by park superintendent Caleb Howell.
This diamond is the largest to be found in the park since last October when a visitor found a 4.49-carat yellow diamond. The largest ever found there was a 9.07 carat diamond.
“We didn’t really think we’d find one, let alone something that big,” Wredberg said.
David Allen of Purely Diamonds was quoted as saying by Independent, “A diamond of this size could retail for $ 20k to $ 30k depending on the intensity of the yellow. The more vivid and intense the yellow color is, the more precious it becomes “.
“Arkansas is the only state in the country to have a diamond mine open to the public. It is such a unique experience and visitors create lifelong memories regardless of whether or not they find a diamond. Of course, finding a diamond increases the experience, ”added Stacy Hurst of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.