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  • 12 April 2014, 19:34

Teenager Quids In After Finding 'God's Jewel'

A 14-year-old girl who found a 3.85-carat diamond the size of a jellybean has sold it for 11,900 ($20,000).

Tana Clymer made the discovery at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas last October while gem hunting with her family.

Ms Clymer named it "God's Jewel".

She has told the television station KWTV that she plans to use the money to help pay for college.

Ms Clymer added she could not believe her luck and asked her father if she was dreaming when she spotted the yellow diamond, which is teardrop-shaped.

She said she noticed the gem after sifting through a search field for around two hours.

The park is the only diamond-producing location in the US that is open to the public.

Other gems discovered there in the past include amethyst, garnet, peridot, jasper, agate, calcite, barite, and quartz.

The first diamond was discovered there in 1906 by John Huddleston, the farmer who owned the land at the time.

Since then more than 75,000 have been unearthed.