Quahog Pearls Right in Our Own Home.

by Crystal
(Harmony, ME )

Some of our Quahog Pearls.

Some of our Quahog Pearls.

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 handful of her own.

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Jan 04, 2008
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Current Market Value
by: Kari

Hi,

I spoke with a fellow today who pays about $200/carat for nice purple or lavender Quahog pearls. For white clam pearls the price is $50+/carat.

These natural pearls are most often sold by weight and other characteristics also count, like shape, condition, color, size.

There are maybe other markets as well, but that is at last one practical price point to consider, if you're thinking about selling your pearl.

Your local jeweler may be able to help you out with finding your pearl's carat weight.

Kari
KariPearls.com

Dec 16, 2007
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Lovely Collection
by: Kari

What a lovely collection! You are blessed with having so many of these natural beauties. I wonder how they would look all put together in one fantastic jewelry piece. It would take a creative designer to do it, but it would certainly be a piece of distinction and value if done properly....just an idea for you. I love the variety of colors and tones....very pretty!

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