Chincoteague, Md pearl found in 1959

by Kate Gallagher
(Talbot County, Maryland, USA)

My father returned from a trip to Chincoteague where he used to hunt and fish with locals, and in his pocket was a roundish-to-oval, white-to-deep purple quahog pearl, which he gave me -- in a little gold-wire cage to hang on necklace -- for my eighth birthday, July 17, 1959. My mother promptly put it aside for safe-keeping (which is why I have it now!) ... I am considering selling it but have not been able to get anyone to appraise it! Suggestions welcome.

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May 01, 2009
by: Kari

Hi Kate,

Thanks for the correction on the date...that makes more sense. After fifty years, I would say your pearl is for sure a very treasured keepsake!

Please keep me and other visitors up to date on your pearl.

Apr 30, 2009
correction and thanks
by: Kate G

Kari, yes -- the birthday was in 1959!
Thanks for the appraisal recommendations. I like your site ... I have always loved pearls, all kinds.

Apr 29, 2009
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by: Kari


Thanks for sharing about your pearl. I think having it in a cage on a necklace is a great way to enjoy these quahog pearls.

I was a little confused by your dates, however.

Here are 2 people that I recommend to appraise your quahog pearl.

David Bidwell in New York (212) 730-7380 Ext. 215 Gina Latandresse in Tennessee 615-298-4111

I'd love to see a photo. If you want to add a photo to your page I can easily add it for you...just email it to me at: karipearls(AT)gmail(DOT)com

After all these years...I'm glad you still have your wonderful treasure.

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