Follow Daily MailMonthian Jansul (40 years old, a truck driver) paid 50 baht (equivalent to nearly 40,000 VND) for a snail at a local market in Chonburi province (Thailand) on February 10.
Jansul and his wife – Wasana (44 years old) then boiled a “giant” snail, cooked fish, shrimp, and clam to eat with his son.
However, Jansul’s son suddenly bites something hard, and spits out a beautiful orange pearl.
The pearl is about the size of a coin, and weighs 7 grams.
Mr. Monthian Jansul bought an apple snail for nearly 40,000 VND.
Then boil the snail to eat with his wife and children.
The pearl is about the size of a coin, weighing 7 grams.
At first, Jansul thought this was just a snail egg. But then he realized that this might be one of the most rare pearls in the world.
“My family and neighbors both admit that this is something we have never seen before,” Jansul said. “I have a feeling that I can make a lot of money from this gem. I’m glad I bought that snail. The pearl might change my life. “
Jansul couple driver.
Close-up of Melo pearl.
Driver Jansul shows off a gem.
Last month, a Thai fisherman named Hatchai Niyomdecha in Nakhon Si Thammarat province also found an orange pearl that weighed 7.68 grams, and was paid up to 10 million baht (about 7 billion).
However, the exchange of this pearl was delayed, after Hatchai Niyomdecha was detained for holding a celebratory drug party with friends.
Fisherman Hatchai Niyomdecha’s Pearl Pearl.
Melo pearls are formed in the shell of a sea snail named Melo Melo. Different from traditional pearls found inside mussels. This gem cannot be grown artificially, but only in nature.
Melo pearls range in color from orange, to dark yellow or brown. In which, orange is the most expensive color with the appearance rate of only about 1 in a few thousand.
Jade Melo is often found in the East Sea, shallow waters off the coast of Vietnam, Thailand, or off the coast of Myanmar.
According to Daily Mail