A 4.38-carat yellow diamond was found by a couple from California on Sept. 23 at Crater of Diamonds State Park inMurfreesboro, Arkansas.
The couple, Noreen and Michael Wredberg, have visited national parks since their 2011 retirement, and Noreen found out Crater of Diamonds State Park was close by, the two didn’t mine the time to mine.
Michael said the morning the two went to the national park, it was cold in the shade.
“I told Noreen that we should go to the middle of the field, where it was warmer,” he said.
After about 40 minutes, Noreen was walking just north of a path near the center and saw the sparkle just sitting on top of the soil.
“I didn’t know it was a diamond then, but it was clean and shiny, so I picked it up!” she said.
Photo: Courtesy of the Wredbergs