Quahog pearls (pronounced KO-hog) are extremely rare organic gems produced naturally by the bivalve clam, Venus mercenaria or Mercenaria mercenaria.
Famous Quahog Pearls:
In 2005, a Rhode Island jeweler named Alan Golash purchased a brooch from an antique store for $14, that was believed to be costume jewelry. This brooch turned out to be a Georgian Era enameled high karat gold brooch, circa 1835, set with one of the world's largest, and finest quality, quahog pearls along with an additional quahog pearl dangle. The brooch was later named The Golash Brooch after its discoverer. The large, center pearl was named Pearl of Venus by Golash.
This 3.37 carat drop-shaped natural quahog pearl has attractive lavender and cream banding. It has a cream concentration at the tip and purple concentration at the bottom of the drop.
|Color:||Lavender & White|
|Surface Quality:||Very Lightly Blemished|
|Nacre Thickness:||N/A (Non-Nacreous)|
|Measurements:||9.65 x 6.70 x 6.60mm|
|Carat Weight:||3.37 ct.|