My collection of scallop pearls

by David maxwell
(Grand Manan )

scallop pearl collection

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.

Dave

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Feb 09, 2017
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by: David Farley

I have been scallop fisherman for around 35 years and over the years I have found lots of pearls but last week my sternman found an exceptional onep. It measures about 11mm~9mm. I have never seen one this size and was interested to know if it had any value. Where could I take it to have it appraised ??

Feb 04, 2017
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by: Chris Spicer

I just found this page looking for info on scallop pearls. I am also from GM and have collected a few over the years.

Oct 01, 2014
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neat story
by: Kari

Wow, David, that's a neat story. You have given us insight from a new perspective.

I am glad you value and collect the pearls you find.

Someone explained to me today that scallops in Baja, Mexico are dying off rapidly. Few scallop pearls found there anymore, so I am glad to hear you are still finding pearl treasures and actually treasure them.

Thanks so much for sharing and the photo. God bless! Kari

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