So she turned to YouTube for guidance. And lo and behold, it worked.
“I was sitting in the shade, watching a YouTube video on how to find diamonds,” Hollingshead, 27, of Bogata, Texas, told Arkansas State Parks. “I looked over at my kid for a second, and when I looked down, I saw it mixed in with other rocks.
"I shook my hand across it to make sure what it was, picked it up, and yelled across the field to my mom, ‘I think I got one!’”
Indeed she had. A 3.72-carat yellow diamond, to be precise, the largest diamond found in the park since October 2017, when a teen discovered a 7.44-carat brown diamond.
Hollingshead said she's not quite sure what she plans to do with it. She told The Washington Post she hasn't had it appraised yet, but she is leaning more toward having the rock cut into pieces and made into jewelry she can pass down to her kids.
“I mean, anyone can use the money, but not everyone can tell their kids, ‘Hey, that ring you’re about to give to whoever you’re going to get engaged to, or the ring you got engaged with, your mom found that,’” Hollingshead said. “That way it carries on, it’s just a family heirloom at that point.”