Flawless Quahog Pearl Found
(West Palm Beach, Florida)
Three Colored Quahog Pearl - Enlarged
I bought a bushel of littleneck clams on 9-21-07 and split them with my father. While eating a raw clam on the halfshell; I bit down into a pearl.
I really could not believe my eyes.
A pearl in a clam? How bizarre is that!
This pearl is different though.
It is about the size of a skittle, oval, perfectly symmetrical, perfectly flawless and shiny.
The most interesting feature is its color. It is dark purple or lavender on one side and gradually fades into silver and then to white. I think this pearl is seriously valuable just based on the information I have found.
I am posting this thread to find out more about other Quahog pearls, find out the value of my pearl and maybe find someone intrested in making an offer.
If anyone out there is knowledgable in this area please chime in.
Corey, West Palm Beach Florida
(Moderator has added Carey's story to the Quahog section.)