Priceless Quahog Pearl Found

by Mark
(Wellfleet, Ma. )

Hi,


I have read the testimonies of several people finding the rare quahog pearl.

Well, I am here to tell you that i believe it is a rare find indeed. I grew up spending summers in Wellfleet, Ma. since 1956 with my parents and 6 brothers and sisters.

We would spend countless hours on the flats digging for quahogs and steamers. I couldn't even guess how many thousands of clams we have dug and enjoyed eating over the years and it wasn't until 2007 that I found what I refer to as a find of 9 lifetimes. Yes, a small pea sized half purple, half white nearly perfectly round pearl.

To me, this pearl is not only beautiful, it is also priceless.

It represents something to me and my family that is difficult to put into words, except the we were given a gift from the heavens.

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Jan 27, 2009
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You are so right!
by: Kari

Mark, you are so right!

Thanks for sharing. I don't think people realize how unusual it is to find a natural pearl. It's easy to see lots of posts, like here on my site, about folks who have found a natural pearl and then think, "Oh, maybe they are not so rare." But your example really shows how difficult to come by these natural pearls really are.

And you are right too, they sometimes are priceless, especially to someone like yourself who has spent so much time with these shells.

I love this and quote you here:

"To me, this pearl is not only beautiful, it is also priceless. It represents something to me and my family that is difficult to put into words, except the we were given a gift from the heavens."

Congratulations on your Priceless find!

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