Cherrystone Pearl Found on Long Island

by S. Cody
(East Islip, NY)

Cherrystone Pearl

Cherrystone Pearl

I live on Long Island, NY. On Christmas morning, 2007, I was shucking cherrystone clams to make hot clam dip. As I opened one of the clams I heard a clink and thought a piece of shell fell into the bowl below. It wasn't until I went to strain the clams and juice that I discovered the pearl. The pearl has a nice sheen and is almost pure white, nicely round, with a flat bottom. It looks like it's ready for a setting!

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Jan 22, 2009
rochester ny cherrystone clam pearl
by: rfs

i found a cherrystone clam pearl 5mm oval with
a ying & yang formation in it,yellow color, rfs
rochester ny

Jan 04, 2008
Price being Paid for Pearls
by: Kari


I talked with a fellow today who pays about $200/carat for 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.


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