A giant pearl which weighs 34 kilos, and measures 1 feet wide and 2.2 feet in length, which is said to be the biggest of its kind is put on display for the first time in Puerto Princesa City, Philippines.
What is more interesting about the giant pearl is that, it was discovered by an unnamed fisherman ten years ago in sea off the coast of Palawan Island.
He was out during a storm and attempted to anchor his boat. The anchor got stuck on what he thought was a rock. He decided to swim down and pull up the anchor himself and, to his surprise, found the gem.
The fisherman, who didn’t know the value of his finding kept it under his bed for nearly 10 years, as his lucky-charm.
It was an accidental fire which destroyed his home that brought the pearl which is now estimated to be worth $100 million to the public view.
The fisherman took it to the local tourism officers who were astounded to see what he had in his possession.
Now kept on display, they are seeking the help of geologists to ascertain if this is the world’s biggest natural pearl.
The previous known biggest natural pearl is the Pearl of Lao Tzu, discovered in the 1930s. The pearl which weighs 6.4 Kg was also discovered in Philippines.
VIA : indiatimes
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