9-year-old Missouri girl finds 1.53 carat diamond

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MURFREESBORO, Ark. — A nine-year-old Missouri girl found a 1.53 carat diamond while on a family trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas on Saturday.

KTHV reports that Grace Houston discovered the gem while wet sifting with her grandmother.

The girl said that she does not have immediate plans for the diamond, but suggests that she could save it until she is older and place it into an engagement ring.

“No! I would never put such a rare and special and precious thing into an expensive piece of jewellery,” she said, according to KTHV.

There’s no telling what plans young Houston has for the rock.


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