Manila, Aug 23 (IANS) The world’s largest natural pearl will be put on display in the Philippines soon, after the $100 million treasure was recovered from a burned down house.
According to Aileen Amurao, a Philippine tourism officer, the pearl was first discovered in 2006 by a fisherman of the Palawan Island, Xinhua news agency reported.
“We now need help from gemologists to fully certify it,” Amurao said.
The pearl is 67 cm long, 30.5 cm wide and weighs 34 kg. The previous record was held by the Pearl of Lao Tze, which weighs 6.4 kg and is worth $35 million. It was also retrieved near Palawan Island.