I'm such trash, this is all I could think of when my Lang Arts teacher handed my class an article about this pearl, but I didn't know it was recently! My friends turned to me to see if I was okay, nope friends I was trying so hard to to scream.
the stone, 5 ft & weighing 6 tons and formed mostly of fluorite mineral, glows blue-green in the dark and in China is prized more highly than diamonds - the finders took 3 years to grind the raw gem down to its pearl shape - Mongolia
The Arco-Valley Pearl is a baroque, natural, saltwater pearl weighing 575 cts. It dates back to the century & is said to have been owned by several emperors & travelers including Marco Polo & Genghis Kahn.
The Philippines is indeed the "Pearl of the Orient". The news went viral in social media when a Filipino fisherman from Palawan found and kept this world's biggest pearl for almost a decade without knowing its value.
This magnificent pearl is the largest pearl in the world. It was found in the Philippines and was named the "Pearl of Allah" because it's surface has the image of a turbaned man. Unfortunately it is not a gem-quality pearl but is known as a clam pearl. It measures 24cm (9.45 inches) in diameter and weighs 6.4kg (14.1 lb) In 1982 Gemologist Michael Steenrod in Colorado Springs valued the pearl at $60M and $93M in 2007
World's largest pearl weighing 34 kg (75 lbs)! This pearl was discovered from the waters of Palawan, Philippines, about ten years ago and remained hidden until a few days ago when the owner introduced it to the world. The pearl was made by a giant clam. Prior to this revelation, the world's largest pearl was 14 lbs (~6 kg) and was worth $93 million in 2003. Pearls are made of "nacre", a material consisting of platelets of the mineral aragonite and organic material. (From NPR.org)