World Biggest Pearl Ever with Human Brain Shape

December 5, 2009 at 8:51 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
clipped from worldmustbecrazy.blogspot.com

This pearl was called Palawan
Princess
,Possibly the second largest pearl ever discovered and
documented, surpassed only by the renowned 14 pound (approx 31,893.5 carats)
“Pearl of Allah” (so-called because it resembled the turbaned head of Allah),
the present pearl is the product of the giant clam shell Tridacna gigas found off the
coastal waters of the Philippines. this pearl
measuring 15.24 cm with an estimated price of GPP 250.000 or approximately
$400.000.

The natural non-nacreous pearl was found in saltwater near the Philippines’
Palawan island and “bears an uncanny
resemblance to a human brain,” the auction house said. Both rare and immense,
the gem is thought to be surpassed in size only by the 14-pound “Pearl of
Allah,” an approximately 14-pound, 31,893.5-carat pearl that, like the Palawan
Princess, was the product of the giant clam shell Tridacna gigas and was also
found off the coastal waters of the Philippines.

The approximately 11,339-carat Palawan Princess is a

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