Beautiful pearl found in Louisiana Oyster!

by Beth
(Pensacola, FL USA)

Beautiful pearl found in Louisiana Oyster!

Beautiful pearl found in Louisiana Oyster!

Beautiful pearl found in Louisiana Oyster!
Beautiful pearl found in Louisiana Oyster!
Beautiful pearl found in Louisiana Oyster!
Beautiful pearl found in Louisiana Oyster!

My Fiance and I were visiting a restaurant in Ocean Springs, MS over the weekend. I love raw oysters, so I always have to order some if we go to a restaurant that freshly shucks them. We had ordered a dozen and I was on my last oyster when I about broke my tooth on something very hard. I managed to get it out of my mouth and found that it was a pearl. I was so happy... that has never happened to me in all the years of eating oysters. I'm not sure what kind it is or if it's worth anything, but I would be curious. Any information would be great! I think this would make a very pretty single stone necklace!


Thank you!!

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Feb 16, 2018
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My hometown! NEW
by: Sally C. Shells

Hi beth! Im having a blast reading all of these pearly stories. I grew up in ocean springs and have recently moved to corpus christi texas. The shelling over here blows my mind! But there's no place like home for sure! I was just wondering where you were eating... Little bit of homesickness setting in ::grin::
When i was younger... Before katrina... I was eating at the red lobster in gulfport and bit into an oyster with a greyish black pearl. (Luckily, my tooth didn't break) And i have been hooked ever since. Here in texas i have found a dozen or so blister pearls... Always on the hunt. Thanks for your story. Made my day!! Sally.

Feb 23, 2015
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A nice size pearl
by: Kari

Hi Beth,

Sorry you broke a tooth but glad you found a pearl. That's a nice size too. Yes, I agree, it would make a lovely single pearl necklace. We'd love to see the photo if you have that done.

Congrats on finding a natural pearl!

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