Fishermen Kept This Colossal Gem Behind His Bed For 10 Years!
One fisherman had the catch of a lifetime, 10 years ago.
The angler, who wishes to be kept anonymous, found the giant pearl 10 years ago in the sea off Palawan Island and has since kept it hidden behind his bed as a good luck charm.
He was completely Unaware of the massive gem’s value since it was in the clam all this time. A fire in his home forced him to move, that is when he decided to take the pearl to the tourism office in Puerto Princesca.
There, a tourism officer verified that the pearl was authentic and is worth $100 million. It measures a foot wide and 2.2 feet long. It makes the current record-holder — the $35 million, 14-pound Pearl of Allah, look like a little pebble.
“The fisherman threw the anchor down and it got stuck on a rock during a storm,” tourism officer Aileen Cynthia Amurao said. “He noticed that it was lodged on a shell and swam down to pull up the anchor, and also brought the shell with him.
“He didn’t know how much it was worth and kept it tucked away at home as a simple good luck charm,” she added. “We were amazed when he brought it to us. We now need help from gemologists to fully certify it.”
Article: New York Post