Imagine being the lucky person to find this enormous pearl! A fisherman in the Philippines came across the treasure 10 years ago and thought nothing more of it than a good luck charm.
According to the BBC:
Philippine officials believe they may have recovered the biggest natural giant clam pearl in the world – weighing a whopping 34kg (5.2 stone).
The pearl was found 10 years ago by a fisherman who was unaware of its value and kept it as a good luck charm, Palawan official Aileen Amurao said.
“We were amazed when he brought it to us,” she told local media.
Officials are awaiting confirmation from gemologists that the find is indeed the world’s largest pearl.
The pearl is 61cm (2ft) wide and 30cm long and, if confirmed, will easily beat the current record holder, the Pearl of Lao Tzu, which weighs 6.4kg.
Just to put things into perspective, here are a few things that weigh what the pearl does.
An Afghan Hound
A really big wheel of perfectly aged cheese
There is no word on official confirmation at this time or what officials plan on paying the man for the treasure, but one thing is for sure, he will be much wealthier than he ever dreamed.