The most precious gem in Australia is a fairy wyever pearls found in the country’s north-west.
The pearls are believed to be from the family of the great wyvver family, the same people who made wyve’s famous gem, the white ruby.
“I know it’s a pretty rare gem,” Ms Clements said.
“It’s worth a lot of money, a lot.”
The family have a great history in this area, the Wyver goldfields, and so we really want to tell that story, and tell our story to people who don’t know anything about the area.
“The pearl is thought to be around the size of a quarter and the owner said it was very rare.”
If I had one of those, I would definitely buy it,” she said.
Ms Clements and her family have lived in the Wymond Valley for over 200 years.”
We are very close to the wyvet mine, and we are very proud of that,” she told ABC Radio Canberra.”
But it’s still a bit of a shock, because it’s quite a unique place.
“Ms Clement said she had a dream about the pearls and she hoped the pearl would become a national treasure.”
As a little girl, my mum would always tell me fairy wymond pearls were the most precious in the land,” she explained.”
So I guess I have that kind of thing, I have a fairy tale and I want to make it a reality.”ABC News: Wymonde mine, Wymonds gem collection, Pearls foundIn the past, the pearlery was valued at about $1 million but Ms Clement believes it is now worth $2 million.”
You would think they would have found a way to sell them for a lot more,” she laughed.”
There’s a lot going on with the gem market and there are so many different options.
“When I was growing up in the ’80s and ’90s, I was always trying to figure out what to do with my precious gem.”
Now, it’s been mine for over 100 years and it’s one of the best jewels I have.