During 2007, an UAE collectionner said he bought the pearl from a french owner for 8M US$ but in fact it's still owned by an european company (august 2008). It's the biggest natural pearl outside a museum and the second biggest ever.
MOTHER OF ALL PEARLS ; A Very Precious Gem ++ Kublai Khan, Marco Polo, Adolf Hitler ... They All Make an Appearance in the Extraordinary History of the ARCO- Valley Pearl, Which Looks Set to Reach a Record Price at Auction. Jonathan Brown Reports
May 04, 2007; Kublai Khan liked to show his admiration for the young Venetian trader Marco Polo in many ways. Enthralled by the stories that...