Clam Bake Pearl Find!

by Yvonne Freeman
(Pavilion, NY)

My husband was at his union's annual clam-bake this past weekend, and was just telling one of his co-workers about a story on the news about the guy that found the $1 million dollar pearl in Florida. Not five minutes later, he was chewing a steamed little-neck clam, and spit out a dark purple 8mm 3/4 round pearl! It's 6 mm deep, and absolutely gorgeous! We live in Western NY, and are having a heck of a time finding anyone who can tell us what it is worth or anything about it - other than one kind jeweler measuring it for us! He also stated there are no obvious blemishes in it or cracks/scratches. If anyone has any information at all about where we could have an appraisal done on it I would so appreciate it! yvonne dot freeman at gmail dot com. Thanks!

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Aug 24, 2009
Lucky you!
by: Kari

Hi Yvonne,

Lucky you. Your pearls sounds lovely. EGL in NY appraises quahog pearls and also Gina Latendresse in Tennessee appraises natural pearls. You might give those two a try and getting an appraisal. Also some auction houses will give free appraisals at certain times.

It must have been especially exciting to find a pearl after you read about someone else finding one.

If you'd like to add a photo to your page you can email it to me at: karipearls(AT)gmail(DOT)com and I'll add it for you.

Thank you for taking the time to share.

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