Sunday, September 8, 2013

World's Largest Pearl

 

The stone, formed mostly of fluorite mineral, glows green in the dark and in China is prized more highly than diamonds.

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The finders took three years to grind the raw gem down to its pearl shape.It has gone on show in Hainan, southern China, to attract buyers and have measurements taken for a world record bid.It is amazing and glows a blue green in the dark,’ remarked one show organiser.‘These pearls are very sought after in China, especially when they are this size.’

News of the £88m pearl follows the appearance of a stone billed as one of the greatest diamonds in the world.The 24.78-carat fancy intense pink gem was described by Sotheby’s as ‘one of the most desirable diamonds ever to come to auction’.

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