Pearl in a mussel
I've recently (only 6 days ago) become very obsessed with pearls. I've looked up how they form, culturing pearls, rare pearls, pearl parties, story of finds; reading and watching anything I can on pearls.
I don't normally eat oysters/clams/mussels but my husband bought some mussels so I decided to eat some. It's funny because I've been so into pearls for this past week so naturally i thought about finding a pearl in one of these mussels. I even pictured it and pictured that it would be too small for anything. A dozen mussels later, i bit into something hard. I was trying to slowly chew it in case it was just a piece of peanut we garnished it with. I couldn't find it but didn't want to swallow it so i spit it out and found a very tiny pearl! It's not a round pearl. I has a flat back.
This was from a box of frozen mussels. So I was just wondering what kind of pearl it is and if its real? I don't know how it could be fake but it it just looks so perfectly round on top with a flat back? the only thing is, it's kind of dull and the opal-like color is only easily seen on the flat side.
I'm extremely thrilled anyway! but any insight would be great!
Thanks for reading!