The best chowder ever! Found a Quahog Pearl!
Many years ago, we were in Freeport, LI, NY where we bought our fresh seafood. I got a dozen quahogs to make chowder that evening. While I was shucking them in the sink over a pot, I heard a large thump and looked down to see a beautiful, round purple and pale lavender pearl! I had no idea clams could make pearls, but I fell in love with it, and have saved it for about 40 years. Just recently, I was going through some jewelry making supplies and found my treasure. I thought about doing a search to learn more about them, and found my pearl might be potentially valuable. I've reached out to Kari to see if she knows anyone who could appraise it. I love it, and it's been in my jewelry supplies for years. Now it will have a place of honor in my treasured items. We are not in NY anymore, and miss the beaches and wonderful seafood. What I wouldn't give for a dozen cherry stones on the half shell. Happy holidays! Mona