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Diamond Dreams Come True - Gems Found In Arkansas Park

Diamond Dreams Come True – Gems Found In Arkansas Park

Many of us dream of panning for gold and finding more than pyrite, or opening an oyster and finding a perfect pearl, or walking through a field and picking up something shiny that turns out to be a precious gem.

Diamond Dreams Come True - Gems Found In Arkansas Park

2.95 carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas

That’s exactly what’s happened to several people at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. Most recently, on July 4 this year, Terry Staggs plucked a 2.95-carat champagne diamond from the soil of the only public-access diamond field in the world. Thousands of people visit the park every year hoping to find that diamond in the rough, and a few have been wildly successful: the world’s most perfect diamond, the Strawn-Wagner, was found there in 1990, and the largest diamond ever found in North America, the Uncle Sam, was picked up there in 1924.

While finding a diamond in the Crater of Diamonds might be an economical way to get a gemstone (the park operates on the “finders, keepers” principle), if you’d rather shop for your diamond without getting your hands dirty, we know just the place.

Diamond Dreams Come True - Gems Found In Arkansas Park

Style #SY296 from Sylvie’s Romance Collection