Giant Quahog Pearl

Giant Quahog Pearl

To Eugene Haas, his purchase of a Quahog Pearl was one in a million.

Finding one of these pearls inside of a clam happens about that often, Haas explained, especially since most of them were discovered during the ‘60s and ‘70s.

But there was something extra special about this particular pearl; it was the largest one that anyone has ever seen, so large in fact that Haas is working to get it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

The pearl, measuring in at 16.4 millimeters round and 13.3 millimeters high, was a purchase by Haas three years ago from a New Jersey seafood trucker for $3,000.

Haas, who has been collecting quahog pearls his whole life, started working in June to create a new category for the pearl in Guinness, so it can begin to receive recognition.

“It’s such a well-hidden secret,” he explained.

See photos of Eugene's quahog pearl collection here.

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