We also worked the Emerald field recovering emeralds that were lost on the Atocha wreck. I did have the opportunity to find a "Dark" emerald like the one above but only smaller...
"The investors will be happy this year," Randolph said, estimating the shipwreck value of the pearls to exceed $3 million.
The largest of the stash is 52 carats, making it one of the biggest pearls in the world, and worth nearly $500,000, he said.
Along with the box of pearls, divers on the Santa Margarita site also found several gold chains, bars and artifacts in the same area on the same day.