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Tulsa woman finds 2.65-carat diamond at Arkansas diamond park

Victoria Brodski, of Tulsa, visited Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas Saturday with her family. Just moments after entering the diamond mine, Brodski discovered a 2.65-carat brown diamond. (Crater of Diamonds State Park)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- A Tulsa woman made the second-largest diamond discovery this year at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park last weekend.

Victoria Brodski, 25, traveled to the Mufreesboro diamond park Saturday for a birthday celebration with her family. According to the park, moments after entering at 9 a.m. Brodski picked up what she thought was a pretty piece of glass near the entrance.

Hours later, Brodski walked by the park's Diamond Discovery Center where she saw what real uncut diamonds look like. Realizing she may have found one, Brodski showed park staff who confirmed the find.

"I was looking at pictures of diamonds on display and noticed their similarity to what I had found," said Brodski.

The 2.65-carat brown diamond was one of three gems park visitors found on the park's surface May 6 and the second-largest found so far in 2017, topped only by a 7.44-carat diamond found by a 14-year-old visitor in March.

Brodski says it was the teen's discovery that prompted her family's own trip. She says she'll sell the diamond and share the money with her family.

"Mrs. Brodski's diamond is one of the more beautiful brown diamonds I've seen from the park," said Waymon Cox, park interpreter. "It's about the size of a bead with a dark brown color like raw honey. It has a smooth, rounded surface and appears free of blemishes, inside and out."

According to the Crater of Diamonds State Park website, more than 75,000 diamonds have been discovered at the park since 1906.

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