He touched a purple spot! A vacationer finds a rare LAVENDER pearl worth $4,000 while enjoying a bowl of clams at an upscale Delaware resort
- Scott Overland was dining at the Salt and Air restaurant in Rehoboth, Del., was about to finish his meal when he came across the precious pearl
- As he chewed, Overland, of Phoenixville, Pa., said he “smelled something hard and crunchy,” Fox5 News reported.
- He thought it was ‘a pearl, or a piece of candy, or one of those button candies that comes on paper’, because of its ‘bright, lavender, almost purple color’
- Upon closer inspection he saw that “the pearl was perfectly round and fitted perfectly inside the shell”
- After doing some research on his own, he took the pearl to the experts and that’s when he found out just how “valuable” his pearl really was – the value was estimated at $4,071. .
A Pennsylvania man vacationing with his family at a Delaware resort was ecstatic when he came across a rare purple gem lodged in one of the clams he was eating, which is worth $4,000.
Scott Overland was dining at the Salt Air restaurant in Rehoboth, Delaware, and was about to finish his meal when he came across the precious pearl.
As he chewed, Overland said he “felt something hard and crunchy,” Fox5 News reported.
At first he said he thought it was ‘a pearl or a piece of candy”, even noting “one of those button-shaped candies that appears on the paper”, because of its ‘bright, lavender, almost violet, color.’
Overland said when he looked closer at the shell, he saw “there was a small indentation where something was growing”. And, explained when he placed the bead in the indentation “it was a perfect fit!”
“The pearl was perfectly round, he said” and fit perfectly inside the shell.
Philadelphia native Scott Overland was thrilled with the discovery: “We went on vacation hoping to bring back a t-shirt or a mug, our kids had hermit crabs,” he said, ” we didn’t expect to come back with something like this ‘
Overland initially believed the pearl could be worth up to $1,000, but was delighted to discover that it was actually worth much more.
When he found out the estimated value was $4,071, he replied, “Not too bad for a bowl of clams on vacation,” Fox5 News reported.
A Google is how he learned that depending on the size and shape of the pearl, it could cost between $600 and $1,600.
To find out more about his treasure, he relied on the experts – GIA, the leading authority on diamonds, colored stones and pearls – to find out just how valuable his pearl was: an estimate of $4,071 . He hasn’t shared what he plans to do with the pearl.
“Not too bad for a bowl of clams on vacation,” he said. “We went on vacation hoping to bring back a t-shirt or a mug, our kids got hermit crabs,” he said, “we didn’t expect to come back with something like this. “