Pearl in a frozen box of fresh water mussels

by Andrew

We were having a seafood dinner and got a box of New Zealand fresh water Mussels. I had already taken them out of the shell and was cooking them. Sitting down to a nice meal and eating my 3rd mussel and then bit something hard. Took it out of my mouth and saw it was a pearl. WOW. My 2 kids thought it was amazing. Not very big but exciting all the same.

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Oct 15, 2012
Fun! To find a pearl!
by: Kari

Hi Ciamia,

Thank you for sharing about finding a blue mussel pearl. It must have been thrilling! The little man will be shocked and maybe it will help his sales if he tells about you finding a pearl.

I had an interesting experience in Belfast some years ago. If you are interested, you can read about it here.

Belfast will always have a special place in my heart after that evening!

God bless and I'm glad you didn't lose a tooth and I hope you find many more pearls!

Oct 14, 2012
blue muscle pearl?
by: ciamia

hi,i am from belfast in ireland. on a friday a little man comes in a van who sells fish and shell fish. i decided to get a few muscles and because it was the end of the day, he threw me in the extra leftovers, so i deceded to cook them up and indulged myself eating them,through my first few somtimes as you get the odd crunch of shell etc.i found this particular crunch wouldnt go away. i bit hard into it and almost lost a tooth. i spat it out and had a closer look, it was a tiny stone liked ball but on closer look it was turning a lovely blue colour,i was really surprised when i realised it most definatley was a pearl.i was hoping for another but couldnt eat anymore muscles. so i cant wait to thank the little fish man on friday.what an unexpected surprise.

Dec 20, 2011
by: Kari

Yes, I would say that's exciting! To find a pearl so unexpectedly. I hope you've been able to so something special with it...or just put it in a little box to look at and marvel every once and awhile. God bless and thanks for sharing!

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