Red Abalone Pearl from Van Damm State Park, Mendocino Co.
Red Abalone Pearl
I went abalone diving with a buddy last weekend at Van Damm State Park in Mendocino County, California. One of the abs we ate contained this 5.5" pearl. We were pretty surprised as I understand they're rare. I'm not sure what it's worth, but hope to find someone who can give me an appraisal. Depending on what it's worth, or if it can even be sold due to California State laws, we'll most likely turn it into a nice pendant or two for my wife and daughter.