Found a Pearl in an Oyster!

by Joy Henderson
(Robbins, NC)

My parents purchased oysters from a local supermarket to use in oyster stew. Upon eating the stew, my dad felt something hard in his mouth and lo and behold there was a pearl!


We were wondering how much this pearl may be worth.

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May 21, 2013
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Value of edible oyster pearls
by: Kari

Hello Anonymous & Larry, Pearls from edible oysters rarely have a high value because, mainly the lack of luster. All natural pearls are special, just because they are rare and natural, but unfortunately, not all of them have a high value. Best to keep them as keepsakes and mementos of a special day when you found a pearl.

Feb 19, 2013
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found a pearl
by: larry

We live in the philippines and on a recent trip to the beach as we had clams for lunch we found a pearl. I'm trying to find put if it's worth anything

Oct 13, 2010
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How much?
by: Anonymous

Hey i have a pearl that i found in an oyster. And i would like to know what its worth. Can u help?

Jan 29, 2008
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Lucky Day!
by: Kari

Hi....lucky day to find a pearl! I once found a very small pearl when eating oysters and was so surprised. Unfortunately, I didn't keep track of it.

If your pearl was heated, it may have lost some of its luster. Oyster pearls vary in appearance. Since luster is the most important pearl factor, those with a dull surface won't be worth much more than having sentimental value.

Send a photo and I will check on price for you with a couple of folks who buy these natural pearls.

Thanks for sharing.


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