If you thought the only diamond to come out of Arkansas was our 42nd (and 45?) President, you’d be mistaken. Apparently, parts of the prepossessing “Natural State,” are rich in diamonds. Even more intriguing, at the Crater of Diamonds State Park, there’s a “finders keepers” precept. In 1990, Shirley Strawn unearthed a nonpareil gem. Hers was over 3 carats in the rough and 1.09 carats after being cut. Just this past April, Susie Clark found a 3.69 phoenix at the park.
Ms. Clark named the diamond, “The Hallelujah Diamond” owing its discovery to her early morning supplication. According to the Park’s news release, Susie claims to have beseeched, “Are you going to bless me and let me find a diamond today?”
The eventual weight and worth of the gemstone is uncertain. Maybe not as sublime as the 1990 find, this one will indubitably provide profits for Susie. Corroborating once again that diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. And, Boston Proper might just be the perfect place for her to indulge in her new “bestie’s” emoluments. Hats, dresses, sandals and everything in between in ladies’ fashion can be procured here. And, with perpetual sales and discounts, no one has to mine into their savings to shop.
They offer hotel and camping packages too at the Crater of Diamonds State park. So, if you’re inclined to dig yourself, grab a backpack or duffel bag at Nike and head on out to Arkansas. You just might excavate your own cache.
Once cut, these diamonds can be ostentatiously shinny so you’ll need to get some great sunglasses for all that luminescence. Converse has several new styles of Jack Purcell and aviator shades available to protect your oculus.
Sifting through dirt on your hands and knees is not an inconsiderable task. Nothing feels better than luxuriating in a hot bath after demanding endeavors. And, when the bath is over you can relax in sybaritic splendor in a buttery soft bathrobe from UGG Australia.
These discoveries might not lead to a “Diamond rush” a la California’s “Gold Rush,” but, should you find yourself in close proximity to the park and you’re feeling fortuitous, for the $8 entrance fee, you might want to spend some time digging in the dirt. You never know the treasures you might descry.