After hearing about the 5.16-carat, honey brown diamond found back in July, 14-year-old Tana Clymer and her family came from Oklahoma City to try for themselves. Clymer found the 3.85 carat canary stone on her first visit last week. The diamond is yellow, teardrop shaped and about the size of a jellybean. She said she'd been digging and sifting in the dirt for about two hours when she noticed the stone in the field.
"I thought it was a piece of paper or foil from a candy wrapper," she told park officials. "Then, when I touched it, I thought it was a marble."
"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 said she gave a prayer of thanks and named her gem the "God's Jewel" diamond.
Assistant Park Superintendent Bill Henderson noted the diamond is similar to one found back in 2006 by an Oklahoma state trooper, which was named the Okie Dokie Diamond. In a press release Henderson said, "And now, we're celebrating another canary diamond find by another Oklahoman!"
Her gem is the 396th diamond found so far this year. On average, two diamonds are found a day by park visitors.