World’s biggest pearl discovery in Philippines


Giant pearl, photo by Aileen Cynthia Maggay-Amurao

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Largest pearl in the world discovered

Today, 17:38

In the Philippines probably the biggest pearl in the world has been discovered. The colossus is 61 centimeters long, 30 centimeters wide and weighs 34 kilos. The value is estimated at around 90 million euros, various media report. The pearl hitherto considered the largest weighs ‘only’ 6.4 kilos.

A fisherman found the now discovered pearl ten years ago near Palawan Island when his anchor got stuck in a [giant] clam. He had no idea what was the value of the jewel and hid it all the time under his bed, as a lucky charm.

Only when the fisherman’s house recently burned down he went with his find to the Philippine authorities. Who have studied the pearl, and now are still waiting for confirmation from experts that it is indeed the largest in the world. A Filipino official put a photo of the pearl on Facebook.

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