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A man found a rare purple pearl inside a clam while dining in Delaware.

Scott Overland

A man from Pennsylvania Happy as a clam after finding a purple pearl inside a shellfish while dining in Delaware.

Scott Overland of Phoenixville on NBC10 Philadelphia In response, he said that while dining with his wife and children at Salt Air in Rehoboth Beach, he found a rare, glowing treasure inside a clam.

At first they thought it was some kind of bead or candy.

A purple pearl.
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"I thought the chef dropped something," he said.

However, closer examination revealed that it must have come from inside the clam.

"When I was looking at the shell, I saw this little dent inside the clam where the shell was growing, so I figured it was probably from the inside of the clam," he said. Told.

Overland said he nearly sent the clams back before he found the pearls because of the pepper garnish his wife didn't like.

He said he would have the pearls appraised.

Pearls usually form inside the shells of living oysters, but they can also form inside other shellfish such as clams and mussels. 

Depending on its color, size, and where the pearl is formed (whether naturally occurring in the wild or farm-raised), it is worth thousands of dollars, but averages between $300 and $1,500. worth the dollar. Perl source says.