Thursday, June 02, 2005

World's Largest Pearl

The world’s largest pearl was found under the Palawan Sea. This gargantuan pearl of highly irregular (baroque) shape was discovered at the Palawan island in the Philippines in by a Filipino diver in 1934.

The giant treasure known as "Pearl of Allah" (It was also called"Pearl of Lao-Tzu")

Being almost 10 inches long and weighing in at an astounding 14 lbs, it is the largest pearl on record. Pearl's monetary value seems to be commensurate with its out-of-this-world dimensions. Experts estimate the value of the pearl to be around $40 million.

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