Shiny object picked up by man turns out to be precious diamond

United States: A man taking a routine stroll with friends across Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas picked up a ‘shiny’ object thinking that it was a piece of glass, but he was shocked to find out that it was a 9.07-carat diamond.

Kevin Kinard, a bank manager, was startled to discover that a shiny object he picked up thinking that it was glass turned out to be a 9.07-carat diamond. He was leisurely taking a stroll at a state park in southwestern Arkansas when he found the precious stone.

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Kinard had been a regular visitor at Crater of Diamonds since his childhood, however, he never stumbled upon a diamond until this month when he and his friends were sifting equipment to the state park.

“I only wet sifted for about ten minutes before I started walking up and down the plowed rows. Anything that looked like a crystal, I picked it up and put it in my bag,” said Kindar, who found second-largest diamond in the 48-year history of Crater of Diamonds State Park.

Kevin Kinard with a 9.07 carat diamond he found. ( AP )

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