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Arkansas State Park: Woman Finds The Largest Diamond of 2021 to Date

Noreen found the yellow gem on top of the ground after about 40 minutes of searching
crater park yellow diamond
Credit: Arkansas State Parks

Noreen Wredberg of Granite Bay, California, has plenty of reasons to be happy with her weekend break: While visiting the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas with her husband Michael, Noreen discovered a 4.38-carat yellow diamond – the largest find of the year to date.

 

yellow diamonds crater arkansas
Credit: Arkansas State Parks

 

According to reports, Noreen found the yellow gem on top of the ground after about 40 minutes of searching. “I didn’t know it was a diamond then, but it was clean and shiny, so I picked it up!” she said.

 

Diamond mines of Arkansas
Credit: American Museum of Natural History

 

Picking it up turned out to be the right decision. When Michael brought the stone to the park’s Diamond Discovery Center for identification, he was told it was a 4.38-carat yellow diamond. The ecstatic Noreen decided to name the yellow stone after her husband’s cat – Lucy’s Diamond.



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