My collection of scallop pearls
by David maxwell
(Grand Manan )
scallop pearl collection
Well to be honest there isn't much of a story. I'm just a lowly labourer who works as a fisherman on the island of grand Manan. I've read through these stories about consumers biting down on a pearl and being thrilled about it, but I have to apologize about that. If you've found a scallop pearl it's because a shucker like me has missed it. The only value most fishermen find in pearls might be as a gift to his wife or girl friend. I however have been amazed and addicted to them since I found my first one. It's only recently that I decided to look a little further into them, and subsequently found this blog and other sites that explained they're rarity and value. Hi kari! I can't even guess at how many pearls I've seen cast overboard with the shells and mess that come with shucking. I usually only save the biggest ones but now I'll be saving them all. Anyway, most of the time the fisherman sees the pearl, he ignores it. If you've found a pearl in your food it was most likely attached to one side of the mollusks shell and was scraped off by the shuckers knife. As for being good luck I'm sure it is, but then again, around here they say it's good luck if Seagull craps on you.. So treasure what you find, they're rare and absolutely mesmerizing.
Can't wait to hear from anybody who care, hope you didn't break your tooth.