[WORLDKINGS] World Tops Academy - Top 5 largest natural pearls in the world


(WorldKings.org) Pearls have been cherished for thousands of years as gems and as symbols of luck and prosperity despite opposition. As you might expect, many people feel that bigger is better as far as pearls are concerned! This is top 5 largest natural pearls in the world.

1. Pearl of Puerto



The Pearl of Puerto is the largest known pearl in the world. Despite having been found back in 1996, this pearl wasn’t shared with the world until nearly a decade later! The Filipino fisherman who found it kept it concealed in a bag under his bed for years, depending on it as a good luck charm. The pearl was only revealed when it was placed in the care of a relative, Aileen Cynthia Maggay-Amurao, who worked as a Puerto Princesa tourism officer.

2. Pearl of Lao Tzu



The Pearl of Lao Tzu, more aptly named the Pearl of Allah since many people describe it as resembling a bearded, turban-clad man, is unique for a number of reasons. For starters, it’s a non-nacreous pearl, which means that it lacks the iridescence that most people associate with pearls. Despite it being calcareous, it’s still considered to be a pearl from a scientific standpoint. Alongside its unusual composition, this pearl has also been a source of controversy as a result of false claims that it’s actually the lost pearl of Lao Tzu.

3. Palawan Princess



This astounding pearl was found in the Philippines off the coast of Palawan. This area is known to serve as the habitat for giant clams, which certainly accounts for the high number of record-breaking pearls found there! The Palawan Princess is a baroque pearl, meaning that it isn’t spherical or even in shape, but it’s still quite valuable!

4. Centaur Pearl



The Centaur Pearl, also known as the Danat Sheikha Fathima bint Mubarak Pearl, is said to be the largest gem pearl in the world. The magnificent pearl got its current nickname after being set as the torso in a golden sculpture of a centaur which is on display at the Abu Dhabi Hotel. It is now often referred to as the Centaur Sculptural Jewel.

5. Abalone Pearl



Dat Vi (Peter) Truong found this incredible pearl off the coast of Mendocino, California, and it is the largest abalone pearl in the world as a result! This specimen is a horn pearl, named after its unique, hooked shape, and is considered to be quite the rarity: While abalone is relatively common, it’s unusual for it to form pearls.

According to largest.org


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