This Girl Dug up a Diamond and Sold it For $20,000

A girl from Oklohoma City USA has recently sold a diamond she found at an Arkansas park known as Crater of Diamonds State Park, for $20,000.

The girl named Tana Clymer found the diamond while on a trip to the park with her family. The park is the only diamond producing state park in the USA that is actually open to the public.


The diamond is a yellow diamond in the shape of a teardrop and the size of a jelly bean. It weighed in at 3.85 carat.

“I thought it was a piece of paper or foil from a candy wrapper,” she said of the discovery. “Then, when I touched it, I thought it was a marble.” She adds that she believes God told her to slow down and take a look, which is when she realized it was a diamond.

The Yellow Diamond is the size of a jelly bean

Since the park opened in 1906, 75,000 diamonds have been discovered there, along with other gems like amethyst, garnet, peridot, jasper, agate, calcite, barite, and quartz.

Tana sold the diamond for $20,000 and plans to use the money to pay towards her college education.

By Hannah Jones

Hannah is a Manchester based writer who has spent many years studying and working in the field of journalism and psychology. Hannah enjoys swimming, meditation and dog walking. Her favourite quote is, 'If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.'