I get excited for them, because even I have found a natural pearl.
It was thrilling.
I still remember my surprise and joy.
Of course, not all natural pearls that folks find are worth lots of money...but some accidentally discovered natural pearls are valuable, so don't overlook them or take your pearl for granted.
You never know when you'll find a gem quality pearl that is worth a high price.
If you know what kind of pearl you have, you can click on the right category photo above, or if you're not sure, you can use the form on this page below.
If you need another pearl category started that I don't have here yet, contact me and I'll create a new section.
Thanks for sharing!
Have You Had the Joy of Finding a Pearl?
I LOVE hearing about finding a pearl! Natural pearls are my favorites and there is such a thrill when finding a pearl.
What Other Visitors Have Said
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Natural Saltwater Pearl in Seashell
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I found some pearls
Surprise Pearl Find in Vietnam - Spicy Clam Dish
Red Sea Pearl
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Tiny Black Pearl
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Found pearl while eating oysters with my boyfriend
Found in a box of donations - Are these pearls?
Pearl in a mussel
Pine Island, Florida oyster treasure found hanging on seawall.
Florida Beach Treasure - a Pearl?
Tiny pearls found in Swan Mussel, UK
Conch Pearl Found While Helping a Fisherman
Natural freshwater pearl found in St. Croix River MN/WI
Pearl found on the beach on Monterey
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2 pearls attached black and white both round
39 Carats Baroque Puerto Rico Pink Conch Pearl
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Blister Pearl (NZ mussel)
Found 6 pearls in 2011
Blue mussel pearls from Norway
Inherited Some Pearls
Oyster Pearl Crazy for Mardi Gras
Mississippi Leaf River Mussel Pearl
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I found my Blister Pearl at a garage sale! lol :)
Found pearl in an oyster in the San Juan Islands (salt water, Puget Sound)
Finding an Oyster Pearl Inside Of an Unusually Large Oyster
Estate Sale Find
Purple Pearl from MS Gulf Coast Oyster
I found a lavender Pear tonight at dinner
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Natural Pearl Blue Mussel
Bon Secour , Alabama oyster with pearl
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Found a black pearl, wondering how much it's worth
I bit a pearl
Finding a pearl in the Key West
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Purple clam pearl from Sea of Cortez
15mm.. ocean side find..not sure...
I found a pearl while eating chargrilled oysters at Acme Oyster House in New Orleans LA.
Could this be a pearl?
Surprise in my Oyster Po-Boy - St. Pete Beach Florida
A pearl in my fried oyster?
Drayton Harbor Pearl
My Boyfriend Found This Pearl.
Found a Pearl in Maine
Pearl in a little neck clam?
Royal Blue Pearl Found in Bay of Fundy
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PEARL IN A BAKED CLAM
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I found a pearl in the shell
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I almost ate a saltwater mussel pearl!
9yr Old Finds Pearl in Supermarket Oyster!
Found a Pearl in Slidell, La!
What is this sea object?
Red Abalone Pearl
Pearl In Campbell's Clam Chowder?!?!
Found a Pearl
Is this a Pearl?
Two Pearls in One Oyster - What a surprise! : )
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Found a pearl
Found a pearl!
Florida Fossil Pearl
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I THINK I FOUND A PEARL BUT NOT SURE
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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME!!!
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CAN'T BELIEVE IT
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