845 Carat Pinctada Maxima Pearl

845 Carat Pinctada Maxima Pearl


Found in a pinctada maxima oyster on the seabed north-west of Zadetgyi Island, the world’s largest donated nacreous pearl weighs 845 carats. The world famous 19th century Hope pearl weighs a mere 450 carats by comparison. Both are blister pearls. Two days after the Burmese pearl’s discovery it was donated to the state in a formal ceremony at the Ministry of Defense in Rangoon. General Than Shwe personally attended to inspect the pearl, saying: “In addition to the pearl’s size, it is also a rare, significant and quality gem, the find of which is auspicious news to the State and the people.”

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