Man Discovers That His Family Heirloom Is A Giant Rare Pearl Worth Millions
When Abraham Reyes inherited his aunt’s art collection he also inherited a weird tooth-shaped rock that his aunt loved. The rock was a gift from his aunt’s husband who bought her a giant clam from the Philippines.
Later, after having tests done, he got the shock of his life. The thing everyone in his family considered to be a decorative tooth-shaped rock was, in fact, a rare and one of its kind giant pearl worth around $90 million. Can you imagine the shock his family got when they learned they were sitting on a $90 million gold mine for all these years and never knew its real value?
1Not your normal family heirloom
A family heirloom is something that is passed down from generation to generation. It can be something small or it can be something big. It can be a painting or a ring or even jewelry. Normally, these things can be sold as they are quite old and rare but can you imagine a family heirloom worth $90 million?
Today we have the story of Abraham Reyes who is an Ontario native. He recently made headlines when he discovered that his family heirloom that looked like a giant tooth was actually a giant pearl. This type of pearl is very rare and was with his family for 60 years.
3How did they get it?
What is now being referred to as the ‘Giga Pearl’ was just a family heirloom that was given to him by his aunt. According to Abraham, his uncle had bought a giant clam from a Philippines fisherman for his aunt as a gift in 1959. Being an art collector she kept the pearl along with her other antiquities collection.
4They didn’t know what it was
The family obviously knew about it but they just thought it was a random shape made out of marble or some other substance. No one could’ve imagined it was actually a rare pearl and everyone in the family failed to see the real value of it. The aunt loved the rock and always adored it.
5How are giant pearls formed?
Giant pearls are formed in giant clams. They are formed just like normal pearls only 10 to 20 times larger. The largest pearl in the world used to be the Pearl of Lao Tzu that was 24 centimeters in diameter and weighed around 6.4 kilograms or 14.2 lb. Many have claimed this pearl to be around $35,000,000.