A teenage boy by the name of Kalel Langford (yes, that’s his real name), found a 7.44-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas last week, and decided to name it “Superman’s Diamond”.
The fourteen year old was extremely excited when he found the diamond, which is the seventh-largest diamond ever found in the park.
“The funny part is he had just played in a baseball tournament so he was pretty tired, but I think it took a day or two once he had gotten some sleep for it to fully sink in,” Kalel’s mom, Michelle Langford, of Centerton, Arkansas, told ABC News of her son’s impressive discovery on March 11.
The diamond is coffee-colored and the size of a pinto bean. Kalel found it within his first 20 minutes at the park without even looking that hard, his mother said.
The boy and his family are planning to hold on to the diamond for the time being, but may decide to sell it should he need money for college in the future.