A random gift that turned out to be a 27 kg pearl worth millions
Canada : Everyone likes to get gifts. This man, however, received something that is now buzzing on the social media. According to a report by CBC News, a few years back Abraham Reyes received a pearl from his aunt.
Weighing 27 kgs, this could be the world's heaviest natural pearl with an estimated cost of $60 million to $90 million. It is believed that the pearl is about 1000 years old.
Named as Giga Pearl, the Reyes' family have it with them since 1959. However, the family neither knew the object was a pearl nor did they know about its value because “it doesn’t look like a pearl”. Rather, the white and cream-coloured object looks more like a “huge tooth” to them.
Out of curiosity and a little suspicion, Reyes got it checked with an expert and then got to know about its actual worth.
To hold and display the Giga Pearl, he got a 22-karat gold leaf octopus designed.
The gigapearl, an Ontario family's heirloom tracing back when the grandfather gifted it, could be the largest natural pearl #Canada #philippines #vancouver #toronto #montreal pic.twitter.com/QiH4JHUaFb— Millennials of Canada (@millennialsofCA) March 28, 2019
“It’s priceless to me,” Reyes told CBC News. Further adding, “The world should know that it does exist.”