Aspen Brown and her father, Luther, visited Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas earlier this month to celebrate Aspen's seventh birthday. And wouldn't you know it? She found a rare 2.95-carat golden brown diamond.
Aspen was resting near some rocks when she spotted the shiny stone, which is about the size of a green pea. She took the stone to the park staff and they confirmed it was a diamond -- and one of the largest found this year.
Aspen named the diamond after herself and said she was very happy with her discovery. The assistant park superintendent Waymon Cox described it as "one of the most beautiful" diamonds he's seen in recent years.
The park allows visitors to keep any diamonds they find, which is an extra bonus for Aspen and her family because a diamond of that size can cost anywhere from $12,000 to $50,000 after it's polished and set.