A fisherman made a pricey discovery off the coast of the Philippines that he did not expect, and it begs the question: Of all the things you stub your toe on in the ocean, why can’t it ever be something like this?

A 34kg pearl was discovered off the coast of the Palawan Island, in the Philippines inside a giant clam shell. The un-named fisherman who discovered this gem was not aware of its eye-watering value and kept the 2-foot-long pearl under his bed as a good luck charm.

The priceless rock measures 1-foot-wide and 2.2 feet long, which crushes the current world’s biggest Pearl of Allah which weighed 6.4kg and is worth $35 million dollars.

This massive pearl has an estimated value of $100 million dollars.

Clams very rarely create pearls, making the discovery extremely rare. Giant clams – such as the one that produced this pearl – can reach 4 feet in length and weigh upwards of 500 pounds.

Image is a screenshot from the YouTube video

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  • Warden

    So is he keeping it or cashing in? I think that would get him a lot of awesome new fishing gear to say the least.