I found 2 crab pearls? in my crab legs today

by James Hatcher
(Piedmont, OK)

Mauve Crab pearl

Mauve Crab pearl

Are these really pearls? I found one that was round and one that looked like cartilage. It was not as round. What are these? The round one is a mauve color. HELP!

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Nov 05, 2010
They are valuable!!!
by: Anonymous

If you want info email me at cracky2012(AT)yahoo(DOT)com
I'll give all the info

Jan 06, 2010
by: Mandy

That is a very pretty color. How big is it? The paper towel/napkin backdrop only sort of gives a sense of scale. :)

Are you interested in selling it? I don't know that it's really "worth" anything, but I'd be interested in adding it to my collection for a reasonable price.

Dec 18, 2009
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by: Kari

Hello James,

Thanks for sharing the photo. Your crab pearl has a lovely color. As for facts, you might enjoy Alex's post here. He shares some wisdom from Wikipedia about crab pearls.

Most experts would not classify these as pearls, nor place a high value on them. They are pretty much a novelty/keepsake item. But, Mark, on this post said he'd like to see a necklace made from them.

Lots of people find these, so maybe someone could collect enough for a necklace.

I appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your find.

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