Man Discovers That His Family Heirloom Is A Giant Rare Pearl Worth Millions
11The discovery of another giant pearl
A couple of years back there were reports of another giant pearl that was found by a fisherman in the Philippines. He had discovered this and kept it hidden under his bed as a good luck charm for 10 years. It is currently estimated to be around $100 million and weighs 75 pounds.
12He gave it to family
When the fisherman had to move out of the province he entrusted the pearl to Aileen Cynthia Maggay-Amurao as it was too heavy to take with him. She was affiliated with the Puerto Princesa tourism office and was surprised to learn of this discovery that he had kept hidden for 10 years.
13Getting the pearl examined
Knowing how priceless and important this find was she got the pearl examined by experts who confirmed the rarity and importance of such a pearl. The pearl was nicknamed the ‘Pearl of Puerto’ and she was able to persuade the fisherman to put it on display instead of hiding it, which he agreed to.
14Still his property
According to a spokesman for the Puerto Princesa government the fisherman hasn’t signed off on the pearl and it is still officially his property. The fisherman is very attached to the pearl and believes it to be a good luck charm. When he kept it hidden under his bed he always touched it before leaving the house.
15The Philippines and giant pearls
The waters of the Philippines is known to be home to giant pearls and giant clams that produce them. It is the fishermen who discover them and keep them or discover giant clams and sell them off without knowing what is inside. We’re waiting for the next giant pearl discovery that will be bigger than these two.