Giant Pearl Kept Under a Fisherman’s Bed for Ten Years Could Be the World’s Largest
What may be the world’s largest natural pearl was given to authorities last week after serving as a Filipino fisherman’s good luck charm for more than a decade.
The giant pearl measures in at 1 ft. wide, 2.2 ft. long and weighs 75 lb. If confirmed to be authentic, it could have a value of more than $100 million, according to the Guardian. The pearl was discovered off Palawan Island in the Philippines after the fisherman’s anchor became lodged on a giant clam. Unaware of its potential worth, the pearl remained tucked away under his bed for good luck.
Ten years later the man’s aunt, a local tourism officer, entrusted it to the city’s mayor to serve as an attraction, and it is currently exhibited at New Green City Hall in Puerto Princesa. She is seeking gemologists to authenticate the enormous jewel.
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