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The World’s Largest Freshwater Pearl

The Sleeping Lion, the world’s largest freshwater pearl. A complete and utter stunner. Please watch the video so you can understand the size perspective (measures approximately 70 by 43 by 39 mm and weighs 118.65 grams).

It went on sale at a public auction in the Netherlands on May 31, with top estimates valuing it at $632,000.

“This 300-year-old natural wonder has been owned by some of the most influential leaders over the last three centuries.” [Source: Al Jazeera]

Named because of its shape, we can’t quite determine if it really looks like a sleeping lion, but gorgeous nonetheless.