A little over 10 years ago a fisherman in the Philippines was fishing one day when his anchor became stuck on a rock underwater during a storm. He dove in to release it and found it was stuck on a shell which turned out to be a giant oyster which occur in the region. These oyster’s can grow up to 4ft across and can weigh up to 500 pounds. He brought the shell up along with the anchor. When he opened it at home there was a 75 pound pearl inside. He thought it was good luck charm and kept it under his bed for 10 years. Recently after a fire at his house forced him to move the superstitious fisherman decided he should hand it over to the tourism office in remote Puerto Princesa.
The pearl is the World’s Largest at 75 pounds and measuring 2.2ft long and 1ft. wide. It was valued at $100 Million. The previous record was a 14 pound pearl found in 1934 which was named The Pearl of Allah.
Pearl is the only gemstone that is created by a living creature!