Murfreesboro, Ark.–One recent visitor to the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro accomplished her mission of replacing a lost cherished diamond when she uncovered a 1.05-carat rough stone on Labor Day.
According to the story relayed by the park via a news release, five years ago, Deborah Miller’s husband, Thomas Miller II, gave her a diamond necklace and earring set to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
Deborah Miller told the park that she was wearing the pieces in a local restaurant one day when the building’s ceiling collapsed suddenly and buried both her and her husband under a pile of rubble.
They both were rescued, but she later discovered that she had lost her diamond necklace in the accident.
After learning about the Crater of Diamonds State Park, she decided to make it her mission to replace the lost stone.
She saw the 1.05-carat rough white diamond sitting on top of the soil on the morning of Sept. 5, after surface searching for only 10 minutes.
The park said her new diamond is almost twice as big as the one she lost.