At first glance we are sure many things come to mind. One person thought it was some type of a bone. Others guessed that it was some type of rock formation. If that is your guess your are onto it. It is something that many women wear around their neck. It’s one of the world’s largest and most valuable pearls that was left forgotten under a bed for more than 10 years, its owner told CNN.
The enormous pearl, weighing 34 kilograms (75 lbs), was originally found inside a giant clam, said Puerto Princesa City Tourism Officer, Aileen Cynthia Amurao. She said her relatives discovered it and up until now have been using it as a good luck charm.
“He’d almost forgotten everything about the pearl until he was moving out, and he remembered he had something under his bed,” she said.
“We have decided that the pearl will be used as one of our tourists attractions in the city,” she said. “It is already displayed in city hall.”
But if you were hoping to go diving and find your own potentially million dollar pearl, you’re out of luck — Amurao isn’t saying where it was found. “We are not divulging the exact area where the pearl was found… we will not release any more information, even about the original owner,” she said.
Photo credit: Aileen Cynthia Maggay-Amurao
Story source: CNN