Quahog Pearl Found at Dinner in New England

by Jill
(El Dorado, KS USA)

Beautiful Purple Quahog Pearl -- Top View

Beautiful Purple Quahog Pearl -- Top View

About 30 years ago while dining in a fine restaurant in New England, I bit into a Quahog pearl. I have held on to it all of these years not knowing if it were of any value. I just felt that it was a very beautiful pearl and I have attached a picture of the top above and the bottom of it below.


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Bottom of Quahog Pearl



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Jul 22, 2009
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Value?
by: Anonymous

Ross...

Not sure what else I can add. Wish I knew the value of these, just seems to be a mystery for now.

Jul 21, 2009
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me too !!
by: Ross

I go recreational shell fishing quite often where I reside on Cape Cod, MA. I shucked open a gorgeous pearl several years ago. So impressive that I gave it to my daughter as her college graduation gift. How can we assess a value to it? She would consider selling it to pay off those college loans. I just heard this morning of a guy who found one this past weekend and it appraised for fairly serious money. Can you share more of your experience with me?

Sincerely,
Ross

May 09, 2009
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Beautiful pearl
by: Kari

Hi Jill,

Thanks for sharing about your pearl and the photos of both the top and bottom. It has a gorgeous color. Isn't it amazing that these pearls can be such a lovely lavender?

I saw a polished quahog shell once and it was also a beautiful lavender & purple color.

It's neat that you have it after all these years. I found a tiny oyster pearl once, but didn't keep proper track of it...I had no idea I would develop such an interest in pearls back then, or I really would have taken better care of it.

I appreciate you sharing your treasure with us!

Apr 29, 2009
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Gorgeous
by: Anonymous

Great find!

Apr 26, 2009
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are you interested in selling it? let me know.
by: Anonymous

thank you

Apr 15, 2009
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Nice!!
by: Anonymous

That really is a beauty!

Apr 14, 2009
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Awesome!
by: Anonymous

The pearl being my birthstone, my deepest wish is to find one day. I want it to come to me not the other way around. What a thrill to find a pearl on your own. I'll probably clear the restaurant if I ever find one in my dinner dish.

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