Found this pearl eating oysters on the half shell ON MY BIRTHDAY!
this shot shows the spot, the rest is white......
WOW! Was I surprised when I felt something hard in the middle of my delicious raw oyster appetizer!! My boyfriend took me to one of my favorite restaurants for my birthday and this was one of the best presents EVER!
I have no idea where they buy their oysters and don't really know much about pearls at all, but have recently become quite interested. LOL
It's mostly white and ovalesque with a kind of purple-ish spot that sticks out a bit like a little bruised bump. It's about 1/4" in length and slightly less wide. I haven't done anythng to it save for spit it out into my hand and put it in a little container. It does not have any sort of luster to it, actually kind of a milky look... and I don't know if it should, or whether it would have to be polished to become shiny. Any advice?
Is this pearl worth anything other than sentimental value? What are the odds of a find like this?
Thanks for your help. Pics are attached, but are poor quality because I only have a phone camara.