Here’s a little gem about a sixth-grader who struck it rich on a school field trip.
Maggie Rasgado of The Colony unearthed a 1.23-carat diamond during a recent visit to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark., where people are allowed to prospect and keep what they find.
Uncut, the gem’s value is $800, but it could be worth 10 times that once cut. Maggie, who found the rock during a trip sponsored by Griffin Middle School, wants to trade it in for a PlayStation 2.
Her mom, Jacqueline Rasgado, says not so fast.
“When she gets old enough and she gets married, we’ll have it put in a nice little pendant for her or something. It’ll be nice,” she said.