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Quahog Pearl

Carat Weight: 7.01 carats
Shape: Button
Size: 11x11x6.5mm
Color: Lavender fading to Beige
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Price: $5670

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Quahog Pearl

Weight: 1.28 carats
Shape: button
Size: 6x6x4mm
Color: dark purple
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Price: $1575
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Quahog Pearl

Carat Weight: 15.55 Carats
Shape: button
Size: 15z13.5z9.5mm
Color: Luscious Lavender Shades
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Price: $23,325

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Quahog Pearl

Carat Weight: 3.07 carats
Shape: Button
Size: 9.5x8.5x5.5mm
Color: lavender
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Price: $2242
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Quahog Pearl

Weight: 15.28 carats
Shape: Button
Size: 14x13.5x10mm
Color: Purple fading to Lavender on top
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Price: $22,920


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Quahog Pearl

Carat Weight: 4.725 carats
Shape: Button
Size: 10x10x6mm
Color: Purple with white flaw
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Price: $2,373

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Quahog Pearl

Carat Weight: 3.55 carats
Shape: Button
Size: 8.5x8.5x6mm
Color: Purple
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Price: $2,840
quahog pearl
Quahog Pearl

Weight: 4.3 Carats
Shape: button
Size: 9x9x6.5mm
Color: Purple & Beige
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Price: $3,465
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Quahog Pearl

Carat Weight: 1.57 carats
Shape: Baroque
Size: 7.5 x 6 x 4mm
Color: Various shades of purple, lavender, cream & white. The purples fade into lavender and white.
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Price: $469

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Quahog Pearl

Carat Weight: 1.275 carats
Shape: Button
Size: 6x4mm
Color: Purple
Unique Features: This pearl comes with the original shell in which it grew. Shell size is 36 x 31mm
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Price: $1,275
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Quahog Pearl

Weight: 0.565 carats
Shape: Button
Size: 4 x 3mm
Color: Medium Purple on top, Lavender in middle, Darker Purple on bottom
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Price: $283 SOLD!
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Quahog Pearl

Carat Weight: 3.835 carats
Shape: Drop
Size: 9 x 7.5mm
Color: Dark Purple, Cream & Lavender
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Price: $3,835

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Quahog Pearl

Weight: 4.57 carats
Shape: Near Round
Size: 8x9mm
Color: Dark purple that fades to lavender
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Price: $3,840
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Quahog Pearl

Weight: App 3 carats
Shape: Round
Size: 7.5 mm
Color: Purple
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Price: Price: $2,830
Large Quahog Pearl
Large Quahog Pearl


Color: Deep Purple
Shape: Button
Weight: 13.78 cts
Size: 14.2 mm diameter
9.1 mm height

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Quahog Pearl

Carat Weight: 4.445 carat
Shape: Button
Size: 9 x 6.5mm
Color: Dark Purple
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Price: $5,334
quahog pearl
Quahog Pearl

Weight: 0.94 carats
Shape: Button
Size: 5 x 4mm
Color: Cream
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Price: $520

quahog pearl
Quahog Pearl

Carat Weight: 0.565 carats
Shape: Button
Size: 4 x 3mm
Color: Dark Purple
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Price: $283

This comprehensive article on the famous Golash Brooch, which contains two quahog pearls, will help you understand the value and rarity of these natural pearls.

Here is a quote from the article:

"The diameter of the pearl is 14mm. Generally most quahog pearls have an average size of 5-6 mm. Thus a 14 mm pearl is considered as exceptionally large for quahog pearls. The combination of exceptionally large size and extraordinary quality, makes this quahog pearl an extremely rare pearl indeed, worthy of being listed as a famous pearl.

The size of the pearl in terms of its weight is approximately 2.7 grams, equivalent to 13.5 carats or 54 grains. In terms of its weight too the pearl is undoubtedly exceptional when compared with the average weight of most quahog pearls."

John Piper says that quahog pearls are amongst the rarest of gemstones.

Quahogs are pronounced “ko hog”, and are clams which many of us have enjoyed in a variety of dishes, or simply steamed at an oyster bar or restaurant. They are native to the Eastern US coast, especially around New England, and have been exported to the Pacific and European shores as they lend themselves to “aquaculture”. Indeed, in New England they form an important part of the fishing economy and are a major export from the region.

It is thought that only 1 in 5,000 clams produces a pearl but, before a pearl can be considered valuable, it also must possess visual appeal – many pearls are misshapen, or not particularly pretty to look at, which precludes their use in jewelery. This makes those pearls which are suitable for use in jewelry that much more valuable. Despite the huge commercial farming activity which processes millions of quahog clams every year, pearls are increasingly rare because of the automated nature of the process. Clams are cleaned and shucked mechanically, and this process typically destroys any pearls which may otherwise be uncovered.

Kunz has this to say about quahog pearls in his 1908 book on pearls.

Pearls also occur in the quahog, or hard clam (Venus mercenaria), of the Atlantic coast of the United States. Although these are rare, they are generally of good form, and some weigh upward of eighty grains each. They are commonly of dark color, purplish, ordinarily, but they may be white, pale lilac, brown, and even purplish black or black. Fine dark ones have a high retail value. They are often referred to as "clam pearls".

It is not unlikely that the Indians of the Atlantic coast may have known of pearls from the common clam as well as from the edible oyster. The former may have often contained pearls weighing from fifty to one hundred grains each, as at that period the mollusks were permitted to attain their full growth, and perhaps were not eaten except when they were as small as little-neck clams; the larger ones were sought for the purple spot which held the muscle, and was used for wampum.

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4+cts Natural Purple Quahog Pearl 
Type of pearl: Quahog Purple Pearl *Carat Weight: 4.57 carats *Shape: Near round *Size: 8x9mm *Color: Dark purple that fades to lavender …

Purple Quahog Pearl Approx. 3 Carats 
Type of pearl: Quahog *Carat Weight: Approximately 3 carats *Shape: Round *Size in mm: 8 mm *Color: Purple Location of Origin: …

Large quahog pearl for sale 
Type of pearl: Quahog Color: Deep Purple Shape: Button Size: 14.2 mm diameter & 9.1 mm height Weight: 13.78 cts Location of Origin: Eastern …

Lovely Lavender Quahog Button Pearl 9mm Not rated yet
Type of pearl: quahog Weight: 3.07 carats Shape: Button Size: 9.5x8.5x5.5mm Color: lavender Location of Origin: Eastern USA …

Lavender and Beige Quahog Pearl with Bullseye Not rated yet
Type of pearl: Quahog Weight: 7.01 carats Shape: Button Size: 11x11x6.5mm Color: Lavender fading to Beige Location of Origin: …

Incredible Large Lavender 15mm 15 carat Quahog Pearl Not rated yet
Type of pearl: quahog Weight: 15.55 Carats Shape: button Size: 15z13.5z9.5mm Color: Luscious Lavender Shades Location of Origin: …

Perfect Dark Purple Quahog Pearl 6mm Button  Not rated yet
Type of pearl: quahog Weight: 1.28 carats Shape: button Size: 6x6x4mm Color: dark purple Location of Origin: Eastern USA …

Bullseye Quahog Pearl Purple and Beige 9mm Not rated yet
Type of pearl: Quahog Weight: 4.3 carats Shape: button Size: 9x9x6.5mm Color: Purple & Beige Location of Origin: USA Price: …

Purple Quahog Pearl 8mm Button 3 carats Not rated yet
Type of pearl: Quahog Weight: 3.55 carats Shape: Button Size: 8.5x8.5x6mm Color: Purple and varied on bottom Location of Origin: …

4 carat Purple Quahog Pearl 10mm Not rated yet
Type of pearl: Quahog Weight: 4.725 carats Shape: Button Size: 10x10x6mm Color: Purple with white flaw on side of top Location …

Exceptional 15 carat Purple Quahog Pearl Not rated yet
Type of pearl: Quahog Weight: 15.28 carats Shape: Button Size: 14x13.5x10mm Color: Purple fading to Lavender on top Location …

Mottled Purple Quahog Pearl for Sale Not rated yet
Type of pearl: Quahog Weight: 1.57 carats Shape: Baroque Size: 7.5 x 6 x 4mm Color: Various shades of purple, lavender, cream & white. …

Tri-Color Quahog Pearl Drop Shape for Sale 3+ Carats Not rated yet
Type of pearl: Quahog pearl Weight: 3.835 carats Shape: Drop Size: 9 x 7.5mm Color: Dark Purple, Cream & Lavender Location of …

Dark Purple Button Shaped Quahog Pearl 4mm for Sale  Not rated yet
Type of pearl: Quahog Weight: 0.565 carats Shape: Button Size: 4 x 3mm Color: Dark Purple Location of Origin: Eastern USA …

6mm Purple Quahog Pearl for Sale with Original Shell Not rated yet
Type of pearl: Quahog Weight: 1.275 carats Shape: Button Size: 6x4mm Color: Purple Location of Origin: Eastern USA Unique …

Cream Colored Quahog Pearl with Original Shell for Sale Not rated yet
Type of pearl: Quahog Weight: 0.94 carats Shape: Button Size: 5 x 4mm Color: Cream Location of Origin: Eastern USA Unique …

9mm Dark Purple Quahog Pearl for Sale with Original Shell Not rated yet
Type of pearl: Quahog pearl Weight: 4.445 carat Shape: Button Size: 9 x 6.5mm Color: Dark Purple Location of Origin: East Coast …


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