Pearl found in RI Quahog (Little Neck) Clam

by Ken Wunschel
(Cumberland, RI)

Obviously Rare.

To my wife's surprise, almost broke her tooth.
I am going to have it set in a gold pendant necklace.

Been clam'min successfully fer 25 years, this is the first time I've seen anything like it this size!
Might make a good story.

Narragansett RI 7/18/2010

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Apr 18, 2014
found one also
by: betsy in pa.

My husband and I often get clams, and we recently had little neck clams. I found something hard in clam and pulled it out. I believe its a pearl, never found one before, but it looks a lot like pearl in picture on this site, Fun to find stuff like this.

Jan 05, 2012
13 ct cohog pearl
by: Anonymous

I found a 13 ct weight, 12,3 mm diameter, 10.8 mm depth, purple gum drop shaped pearl in 2011. Its about the size of a dime, perfectly shaped, size and color. what's it worth,

Jul 29, 2010
Little neck pearl found in Wa State
by: PHIL

I recently got a pearl from a little neck clam on Hoods canal in Washington it looks like yours about the same size and color

Jul 19, 2010
Shows they are rare
by: Kari

Hello Ken,

Wow, if you've been clamming for 25 years it shows how rare these quahog pearls are. I'm glad you finally found a "keeper" for yourself. It would be lovely in a gold pendant necklace. A true keepsake for future generations and a wonderful reminder of clamming.

Thanks for sharing. I never get tired of hearing about or seeing these natural quahog pearls!

Take care.

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