Cherrystone Pearl Found on Long Island
by S. Cody
(East Islip, NY)
I live on Long Island, NY. On Christmas morning, 2007, I was shucking cherrystone clams to make hot clam dip. As I opened one of the clams I heard a clink and thought a piece of shell fell into the bowl below. It wasn't until I went to strain the clams and juice that I discovered the pearl. The pearl has a nice sheen and is almost pure white, nicely round, with a flat bottom. It looks like it's ready for a setting!