My Purple Quaghog Pearl

by Maria Luz Bustos Gutierrez
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)

I use to live in Middlesex, Massachusetts. I bought some clams from Stop and Shop and cooked and ate the dish. To my surprise I found a pearl in my dish. Yes I found a Quaghog pearl. It is purple brownish in color.

Maria Luz Bustos Gutierrez

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Jan 04, 2008
Lucky You!
by: Kari

Hi, I wonder if the cooking changed the color or anything else about your pearl....lucky you to find a pearl!

I talked 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.


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