“It was oily and shiny and we both just knew it was a diamond”

“I knew right away what it was,” he said. “I was so excited that I started shaking and called Josh over to take a look.”

Tucker, 26, let out a whoop when he saw the stone.

“It was oily and shiny and we both just knew it was a diamond,” Tucker said. “We freaked out a little bit — we couldn’t believe it.”

The two quickly put the gem in a sandwich bag and took it to the park office, where it was confirmed that Liden had found a 2.2-carat, triangular yellow diamond.