Quahog Pearl Collection
(Harmony, ME )
Our quahog pearls.
It's me again, just wanted to send in this second pic. (First photo is under main "Finding a Pearl" section.)
My fiance's grandmother spent much of her youth on Cape Cod quahoging in the bays of Eastham and Orleans, she even did it for a living at one point. She kept every quahog pearl she ever found and later passed them onto her daughter, my fiance's mother, and then his mother passed them down to me. We've always thought they were beautiful and we've enjoyed having them around to look at, but we never thought they were as rare as I've recently discovered them to be. Here are a few of them that I have with me (I'm visiting in Cape Cod). And I'm happy to say that I have a few of them back at my house in Maine, and my mother in law still has about a handfull of her own.