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AR - 9-Year-Old Girl Finds Huge White Diamond At Park

July 26, 2016

A Missouri girl found a 1.53 carat white diamond while wet sifting with her grandmother. Grace Houston, 9, was on a mission to find a diamond on July 23, and she did just that. According to Betty Coors, who is a Park Interpreter at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Grace found a 1.53 carat white diamond, KTHV reported. It all started when Grace’s family planned a surprise trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park about six months ago. The young girl’s love for geology was quickly rewarded, as she stumbled upon a valuable white diamond. When asked if she would turn the diamond into a necklace or save it for an engagement ring when she got older, Grace said it was out of the question. “No! I would never put such a rare and special and precious thing into an expensive piece of jewelry,” Grace said, notes WGRZ. Grace said she intends to keep the diamond in its natural state.