Off White Quahog Pearl Found
by Emily G. Hebert
(Smithfield Rhode Island )
Question: My mom found a pearl in a quahog that is off white with kind of a yellow tint, about 0.4CM and egg shaped.
We would like to know how much it is worth. Answer:
Right now, the wholesale price for Quahog pearls is $200 per carat weight....for nice purple Quahog pearls. The price is lower for white ones.
Some folks are hoping the price will rise for Quahog pearls after the famous Goulash brooch sells. That sale could aid in establishing new price levels for these natural pearls.
Natural pearls are most often sold by weight rather than size. Maybe a local jeweler would be kind enough to weigh yours for you.
Lucky you....for finding a pearl, for sure it is a personal treasure, no matter what the monetary value.