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Fisherman From Philippines Finds A Pearl Valued at $100 Million

Fisherman From Philippines Finds A Pearl Valued at $100 Million

One fisherman from Philippines is happy as a clam after discovering that a giant pearl, probably the biggest ever found in the world he stashed away for 10 years under his bed is worth a cool $100 million. The man, from Puerto Princesa, on Palawan Island, who has not been identified, discovered the 75-pound (34kg) pearl more than a decade ago while out fishing. His boat’s anchor caught on the giant clam and he had to swim down to dislodge it.

Fisherman From Philippines Finds A Pearl Valued at $100 Million
Fisherman From Philippines Finds A Pearl Valued at $100 Million

Unaware of the giant pearl’s value, he kept it as a good-luck piece under his bed until a fire in his home forced him to move. The superstitious fishermen then entrusted the 1 foot wide and 2.2 feet long gem to his aunt, Aileen Cynthia Maggay-Amurao, who works in local government as a tourism officer.
“That’s why he brought it to me, since it’s quite heavy,” she told the Guardian.
With his permission, she offered the pearl to the mayor, Lucilo R Bayon, to serve as new tourist attraction of city. It is now on display in the atrium of the New Green City Hall in Puerto Princesa.
Maggay-Amurao told that she was now seeking help from experts to certify the pearl’s authenticity.
The priceless rock exceeded the official current record holder — the $35 million, 14-pound Pearl of Allah, which in 1934 was also found off Palawan.

Fisherman From Philippines Finds A Pearl Valued at $100 Million
Fisherman From Philippines Finds A Pearl Valued at $100 Million

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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