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Wed, 01 Feb 2012

2.44ct Rough Diamond Found at Arkansas Park Yields 1.06ct F VVS2 Pear Shape

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By Erika W.

A 2.44ct rough diamond found last year at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, AR was recently cut and appraised according to a report from Today's THV. The 2.44ct rough, named "Silver Moon" by Melissa and Kenny Oliver, the Arkansas couple who found the stone, is now a GIA graded 1.06 carat F VVS2 pear shaped diamond.

The site is not commercially viable, but nearly 30,000 diamonds have been found since its opening in 1972. Visit the Crater of Diamonds to see a summary of diamonds found at the state park.


A 2.44 carat rough diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas was cut to this 1.06 carat pear shaped diamond

2.44 carat rough diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas
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The 2.44ct rough "Silver Moon" diamond was found during a full moon event weekend at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in March 2011. The park is open all year and consists of a 37.5 acre plowed field, which sits atop a diamond-bearing volcanic pipe. Visitors are allowed to keep any diamonds or minerals found at the park.


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