Clam Craving Reveals Surprise Pearl
Quahog Pearl - Front and Side Views
About 15 years ago, I was having a craving for clams on the half shell. Having eaten them in NJ for years, they're not as easy to come by in Colorado. But once I found a store that sold fresh clams at a decent price - I was once again hooked. One day, while shucking a clam I found this pearl. I've been holding on to it as it was different, and I was surprised that clams had pearls (I thought they were only in oysters). It's a nice size, but I'm not sure if it was worth any money. If not, I'll make it into a necklace, etc. It's mostly white with a uniform purple spot at the end that uniformly fades into the white of the pearl.