...Someone identified it as a Quahog pearl, possibly the only
one in existence. Thus quite valuable. Has anyone ever heard of
such a thing? Do clams make pearls?
Mark, Clams, mussels and oysters all have the capability of making
pearls under the right conditions. We used to throw away the fresh
water pearls out of mussels so they wouldn't break our teeth. Weird
shapes, all colors, sometimes as many as several dozen in each shell,
pretty much making the mussel inedible. Hhmmppff! Now they want an
arm and a leg, and your first-born child, for what we threw away!
And for the gullible person who is believing this is the only one in
existence, I've got some property in Wyoming I'd like to sell them.
Pristene, virgin land, teeming with wildlife...and only snows 9
months of the year.