World's Longest Pearl Necklace

World's longest pearl necklace


On Friday 22 October 2010, a new world record for the longest pearl necklace was achieved in Kashikojima, an island located in Ago Bay in Shima, Japan. Ago Bay is famous for pearl cultivation and people in Shima are proud of their beautiful pearls. No wonder why they wanted to attempt this record here.

It was actually the second time Shima people had attempted this record. The first world record for the longest pearl necklace was achieved in Ago-cho in Shima back in 1995 with 108 m (354 ft) long necklace. The record had been broken twice since (in Italy in February 2006, and in Uwajima in Japan in March 2006). Their passion to get the record back to Shima brought 2,584 volunteers together and it took them more than three months to create the amazing 222 m (728 ft 4 in) long necklace.

The pearl necklace was displayed at the Pearl Festa which has taken place in Shima annually for the last 60 years. The Guinness World Records adjudicator Kaoru Ishikawa was there to witness the last pearl (27,750th ) went through the string. When a clasp was finally fitted, the big crowd of people cheered and celebrated.

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