Lunch time pearl find

by Steve
(Phila PA, USA)

Hello. I was at lunch with a friend of mine today. We each ordered 2 orders of 6 little neck clams on a half shell. With the first one I ate, I had something in my mouth but it wasn't the usual piece of the shell - it was smooth. It is apparently one of these Quahog pearls!? Since it dried it is not as purple. It is about the size of a pea.


I'm not sure what to do with it, if it has any value, etc.

Any info would be appreciated!

Thank you so much. I love your site!

Steve

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Congratulations!
by: Kari

Hi Steve, Lucky you finding a quahog pearl! Interesting that the purple color faded once it dried. Yes, there is value to these pearls, depending upon color, size, etc. Prices would start at about $50/carat for white quahog pearls and go up from there...but nothing is etched in stone. It all depends upon who is buying, who is selling, etc. Quahog pearls are normally sold by carat weight, so maybe you could ask a jeweler to be kind enough to weigh it for you. Any chance of a photo? I sell a few here on my site for folks. Thank you, Steve, for your post and for enjoying my site!

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