Pearl auction proceeds to
go to RCA

ABU DHABI - Upon the directives of Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of General Women’s Union and of Family Development Foundation, the proceeds of the Pearl auction to be organised by the Pearl Revival Committee on Sunday, will be donated to the UAE Red Crescent Authority (UAERCA) to be spent on humanitarian operations.

By (Wam)

Published: Thu 11 Nov 2010, 12:25 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:56 PM

The auction will take place at the Greater Tunb Hall at the Armed Forces Officers’ Club in Abu Dhabi.

Meanwhile, the fourth World Pearl Exhibition will open today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) under the patronage of Sheikha Fatima.

One of the world’s rare pearls named after Shaikha Fatima will be showcased among pearls from around the world.

The 856.58-carat (171.3-gram) nacreous baroque pearl sits secured in the antique gold sculptured torso of a centaur, a half-man, half-horse creature of Greek mythology.

At 10.2cm long and with a circumference of 15.2cm, it is almost twice as large as the Hope pearl, which is displayed at the British Museum of Natural History, and almost 11 carats heavier than the Burma pearl.

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