Scott Overland was eating dinner with his family at a Delaware restaurant and made a surprising discovery inside of a northern quahog clam: a purple pearl.
But they soon realized that this was the real deal!
Ballard Clams and Oysters spokesman Tim Parsons said both oysters and clams are known to produce pearls. He said he hears of diners making similar discoveries two or three times a year. “You can definitely get it graded and they are worth money."
Scott and his family are planning to have the pearl appraised.