Tana Clymer, Oklahoma City Teen, Finds 3.85-Carat Diamond In State Park
Tana Clymer, Oklahoma City teen, finds 3.85-carat diamond In state park (Photo: Ark. Department of Parks and Tourism)

A 14-year-old girl, who found a 3.85-carat Canary diamond at the Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park, attributes the discovery to divine intervention.

"I think God pointed me to it," Tana Clymer recalled on Good Morning America. "I was about to sprint to join my family, and God told me to slow down and look. Then I found the diamond."

"I thought it was a piece of paper or foil from a candy wrapper," she explained afterwards. "Then, when I touched it, I thought it was a marble."

It was identified as a jellybean size, tear-shaped gem which is the 396th diamond found in the park this year.

Apparently, this is not the first time such an incident has occurred; Clymer was inspired by Michael Detlaff, a 12-year-old who found a 5.16-carat brown diamond in August at an Arkansas State Park.

The Crater of Diamonds State Park is an eroded ancient volcanic crater described on their site as "a gem among diamond sites", which has a "finders keepers" policy.

"No two diamonds are alike, and each diamond finder's story is unique, too," Assistant Superintendent Bill Henderson said in a statement. "What an experience for Tana to remember the rest of her life."

Henderson added: "Tana told me that she was so excited she couldn't sleep last night. She's either going to keep the diamond for a ring, or if it's worth a lot, she'll want that for college."