Saturday, 27 August 2016

World's biggest pearl, a 34kg gem, comes out from under a fisherman's bed

Posted by Anup Baral August 27th, 2016 : n 2006, during one of the fisherman's trips into the sea off the coast of Palawan Island, Philippines, the fisherman found the enormous clam while trying to dislodge his boat's anchor that was wedged on it. Fisherman found world's largest Pearl worth $100million and kept it under his bed for 10 YEARS This giant pearl could be the biggest ever found in the world and five times larger than the previous record - after being handed in by a fisherman. The man, who has not been identified, found the priceless 34kg gem ten years ago in sea off the coast of Palawan Island, Philippines. He didn't know the potential eye-watering value of $100 million and kept it as a 'good luck charm' in his rundown wooden home.
But a fire at the property earlier this year forced him to have a clear out and move house. The fisherman handed it in to the stunned local tourism officer in remote Puerto Princesca who verified that it had been found in a giant clam. The priceless rock measures a staggering 1ft foot wide and 2.2 feet long - dwarfing the current world's biggest Pearl of Allah which weighed 6.4kg and is worth $35million.

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