Quahog Pearl Ring - A Father's Gift

by bernice miedzius
(williamstown nj)

Quahog Pearl Ring

Quahog Pearl Ring

Sometime in the fifties my Dad got a second job working as a short order cook at a pub that featured a raw oyster and clam bar on the weekends. He brought home this pearl.

It didn't really look like a pearl so he didn't think much about it.
But anyway he put it in a little box and put it in a drawer.

After my Dad died I asked a jeweler to put it in a setting for me. It has been there ever since. And when I saw a picture of a Quahog pearl I had to send you a picture of my ring.
Can you tell me if it actually is a Quahog pearl, and if the pearl itself has any value other than sentimental.
Bernice Miedzius

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Nov 02, 2015
Lovely quahog pearl ring
by: Kari

Hello Bernice,

Thank you for submitting your lovely quahog pearl ring to my site.

Yes, quahog pearls are quite valuable. EGL, a gemological lab in NYC appraises quahog pearls between $200-800/carat, so your ring certainly has more than just sentimental value. The ring design is very nice, by the way.

Thanks for sharing your treasured quahog pearl ring with us.

Much appreciated,

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