World's Rarest Pearls
One of World's Rarest Pearls at 856.58 Carats
World's rarest pearls
The International Pearl Revival committee and the Gemological Institute of America, GIA presented H.H.Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the General Women's Union and Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, with the certificate of 'Danat Sheikha Fatima' in appreciation of her support to the Committee.
An exhibition of the world's rarest pearls opened in Abu Dhabi on Monday under the patronage of Sheikh Fatima.
The certificate was received by Director of the Office of the Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the FDF Ali Salem Al Kaabi from Khalid Al Sayegh, chairman of the International Pearl Revival committee.
One of the world's rare pearls
is named after Sheikha Fatima. The 856.58-carat (171.3 gram) nacreous baroque pearl sits secured in the antique gold sculptured torso of a centaur, a half-man, half-horse creature of Greek mythology. At 10.2 cm long and with a circumference of 15.2cm, it is almost twice as large as the Hope pearl, which is displayed at the British Museum of Natural History, and almost 11 carats heavier than the Burma pearl.Article about world's rarest pearls from www.wam.ae