This one, not sure that the Young Girl will make earrings. The biggest pearl in the world (34 kg) has just been discovered in Puerto Princesa, the Philippines … after spending ten years under a bed.
It is in the shells in the immaculate interior that one generally finds the whitish pearls which parent the necks of the distinguished ladies. In the shells. Not under the dusty plumes of Filipino fishermen.
And yet it is well under the bed of a resident of the city of Puerto Princesa in the Philippines that the one that could be the biggest pearl in the world has spent the last ten years.
A little luck charm of 34 kilograms
The handsome baby, 61 centimeters long and 31 centimeters wide, was found by the guy in 2006 in the waters of Palawan, and kept under his bench as a lucky charm.
The pearl – let’s be honest, it looks more like a slobbery jaw of T-Rex – was finally handed over to the city authorities a few days ago. Aileen Cynthia Amurao, who works at the tourist office in Puerto Princesa, told local media that the fisherman, one of his acquaintances, was unaware of the value of the mastodon. It would have given him the pearl because of moving – eh yes a bit cumbersome as keychain.
If it is authenticated by scientists, the monstrous treasure would become the biggest pearl in the world, surpassing the previous record held by the “Pearl of Allah” (6.4 kg) found in 1934 in the same area.
The pearl is exhibited at the Mayor of Puerto Princesa since Monday August 22, and has already found some friends: