Man finds uncommon purple pearl inside a clam whereas eating in Delaware


A Pennsylvania man was left as pleased as a clam after discovering a purple pearl inside a shellfish whereas eating in Delaware.

Scott Overland, of Phoenixville, informed NBC10 Philadelphia he was consuming along with his spouse and youngsters at Salt Air in Rehoboth Seaside when he discovered the uncommon, glistening treasure within a clam.

At first they thought it was some form of bead or a chunk of sweet.

Scott Overland mentioned he plans to have the pearl appraised.
Scott Overland

“We thought the chef dropped one thing in there,” he mentioned.

On nearer inspection, nonetheless, he discovered that it will need to have come from within the clam.

“As we had been wanting on the shell, we noticed this little indentation on the shell, contained in the clam the place it was rising, so we figured it was most likely one thing from contained in the clam,” he mentioned.

Overland mentioned he virtually despatched the clams again earlier than he discovered the pearl due to a bell pepper garnish that his spouse didn’t like.

He mentioned he plans to have the pearl appraised.

Whereas pearls are usually fashioned within the shells of residing oysters, they’ll additionally kind within different shellfish like clams and mussels. 

Relying on its colour, measurement and the place the pearl was fashioned — naturally within the wild or cultured on a farm — they are often value 1000’s of {dollars}, however on common are value between $300 and $1,500, in accordance with The Pearl Supply.

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