GIA 4.31 ct. Natural Purple Quahog Pearl

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Accompanied by GIA Pearl Identification Report Number 2205324705.

Quahog pearls (pronounced KO-hog) are very rare, organic gems produced naturally by the bivalve clam, Venus mercenaria or Mercenaria mercenaria.

Quahog pearls are found by fishermen off the eastern coast of the United States, typically in the New England region, where clams are harvested for their delicious meat for use in popular dishes such as clam chowder.  It is estimated that only 1 out of every 100,000 quahog clams will produce a pearl of any kind and the majority of them are not attractive enough to be used in jewelry.

Purple and lavender are considered to be the most valuable shades of quahog pearls.

In 2015, a 6-plus carat lavender Quahog pearl was found by a policeman while eating a seafood soup.  This pearl received national media attention and wound up selling at Kaminski Auctions for $16,500.00.

This 4.31 carat quahog pearl will be accompanied by its corresponding GIA Pearl Identification Report.

Quantity: 1
Type: Natural Quahog Pearl
Mollusk: Mercenaria Mercenaria
Color: Pinkish Purple, Natural
Luster: Porcelain-Like
Shape: Button
Treatments: None
Measurements: 8.86 x 7.26mm
Carat Weight: 4.31 carats
GIA Report Number: 2205324705