I Found a Bright Purple Pearl in a Clam I was Eating.

by Brandon Welborn
(Wilmington, NC)

We rake our own clams in Wrightsville Beach, NC all the time. One evening we were enjoying our catch for the day and I bit on something hard. I spit it out and it was a perfect bright purple pearl. I've been reading lots of stories and looking at lots of pictures of other similar pearls that were worth a good amount of money. I'm interested in selling it but I'm not really sure how to go about getting it properly appraised and sold. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated. I have a gemologist evaluating it now so I can't take a picture of it but I will as soon as I can.

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Aug 24, 2009
Bright Purple
by: Kari

Hi Brandon,

The bright purple color sounds beautiful. You can send photos to me at karipearls(AT)gmail(DOT)com and I'll add them to your page for you.

What size is your pearl?

Since you rake clams often, have you found other pearls?

I was recently in N.C. and was happy just to find empty quahog shells on the beach.

Looking forward to hearing what you find out about your pearl and seeing photos!

Thanks for sharing.

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