53-year-old V. Phonmai bought 5 kilograms of shellfish at a market near the Thai capital last December. At home, she prepared a seafood dish. When the woman sat down to dinner, she saw ball-shaped objects in the sink, one of which was pearlescent. She immediately realized it was a pearl.
Phonmai kept the object and brought it back to the capital in January to ask experts for their opinion. After examining it, they said it was indeed a pearl. Its weight is 6.8 carats.