World's largest night-shining jewel displayed in S China
Updated: 2010-11-22 13:55
By Hao Yan (chinadaily.com.cn)
Show girls embrace the night-shining jewel in the Palace of Valuable Jade in China's southern Hainan province on Nov 21, 2010. Experts estimate the jewel is worth 2.2 billion yuan. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
Zheng Baoshi, vice-president of the Jewelry Association of China, said experts estimate the night-shining jewel is worth 2.2 billion yuan ($331 million).
The night-shining jewel was discovered in an irregular shape, and the shaping process took three years, Zheng said.
A night-shining jewel shines brightly in a dark environment.
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