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originally posted by: booyakasha
how could it be worth 100 million if no one would buy it for that much?
wouldn't it be worth what someone is willing to pay?
The world’s largest pearl: fantastical tale of an 80-year hoax and the men and women who lost millions to its dubious charms Supposedly coveted by Ferdinand Marcos and Osama bin Laden, and once valued at US$75 million, a web of fraud, murder and fiction has spread around the ‘Pearl of Lao Tzu’ ever since it was fished from Philippine waters in 1934
Legend says the diver drowned retrieving the pearl. Trapped in a giant Tridacna clam, his body was brought to the surface by his fellow tribesmen in Palawan, an archipelagic province of the Philippines, in May 1934. When the clam was prised open, the local chief beheld something marvellous: a massive pearl. In its satin-like surface, the chief discerned the face of the Prophet Mohammed, so he named it the Pearl of Allah. At 14 pounds, one ounce (6.38kg), it was the largest pearl ever discovered.
originally posted by: lordcomac
Already posted... .2016
originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: bobs_uruncle
Got any pics to show us.