I finally know I have a Quahog Pearl!
by Kris R
pretty good representation, although it looks oblong
Back in 1991 I was clamming with a boyfriend in the intercoastal waterway in St Petersburg, FL. When I opened one of the clams, I found this unusual lavender colored pearl. It was nearly perfectly round (I know pearls are rarely, if ever, perfectly round, but this one comes close). Over the years I've taken it to many reputable jewelers/local 'experts' and not one has been able to tell me "what" it is, much less its value. (so much for experts, huh?)
Lately, I've seen a few sites with images and NOW I finally know what I have - a beautiful quahog pearl. It measures 11-12 cm x 11-12 cm, has a beautiful deep dusty lavender color and has never had any type of enhancement. It's been sitting in a case in a case in my drawer for years.
I would love to know its value, and would, for the right price, be willing to part with it.