Found one a few years back in Wellfleet, Ma. My immediate family has resided on the Cape during the summer for 57 years and we have dug literally thousands of quohaugs and never found one until that day when I was shucking a fresh batch and I found one, but only after almost eating it. It looks just like one on this site. It's nearly perfectly round and has all the characteristics of half purple and half white wompum. It's about the size of a popcorn kernel.

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Feb 23, 2013
Thanks for sharing about your quahog pearl
by: Kari

Hi Mark, Thanks for sharing about your discovery of a quahog pearl. The fact that you have shucked thousands of quahog clams and only found one pearl brings home fresh the fact of how rare these pearls are. When one sees photos of several or even here when many are for sale, it can give the impression that quahog pearls are a common occurrence, but as you have proven by your extensive experience, quahog pearls are by no means common.

We would have enjoyed seeing a photo of your pearl, but thanks for sharing. I hope you enjoy it as a treasured keepsake!

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