LOOK: 34-kilogram pearl wows in Puerto Princesa

Rex Ruta, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 22 2016 04:53 PM

A 34-kilogram pearl is making headlines in tourist-favorite Puerto Princesa in Palawan. 

The huge pearl, in the shape of a giant clam shell, is the latest attraction at the Puerto Princesa City Hall. 

Aillen Cynthia Amurao, Puerto Princesa Tourism Officer said the pearl is owned by a relative and has long been considered a lucky charm. The enormous pearl had been hidden under her relative's bed for 10 years.

Now that it's been shared for public viewing, the Local Government of Puerto Princesa is hoping the "Pearl of Puerto Princesa" will gain a world record for its unusual size. 

This, however, wasn't the first giant pearl ever seen in Palawan. 

In 1939, a diver from Brooke's Point Palawan was able to recover what is now called the Pearl of Allah which weighs 6.4 kilograms. This is shadowed by the Pearl of the King which can be found in Boracay, but is said to have come from the seas of Palawan as well.