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Vacationer finds rare PURPLE pearl worth $4,000 while eating clams at resort

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 10/1/2022 Ruth Bashinsky For Dailymail.Com

A Pennsylvania man vacationing with his family at a Delaware beach resort was  ecstatic when he stumbled upon a rare purple pearl lodged inside one of the clams he was eating, that's worth a staggering $4,000. 

Scott Overland was dining at the restaurant Salt Air in Rehoboth, Del., and was close to finishing his meal when he stumbled upon the precious pearl.

While he was chewing, Overland said he 'felt something hard and crunchy,' Fox5 News reported. 

At first, he said he thought it was 'a bead, or a piece of candy,' even noting 'one of those button candies that comes on the paper,' because of its 'bright, lavender, almost purple, color.' 

Overland said when he looked closer at the shell, he saw 'it had a little indentation where something was growing.' And, explained when he placed the pearl into the indentation 'it was a perfect fit!' 

'The pearl was perfectly round, he said 'and fit perfectly inside the shell.'

Scott Overland, who hails from Philly, was ecstatic upon making the discovery: 'We went on vacation expecting to bring back a T-shirt or a mug, our kids got some hermit crabs,' he said, 'we didn't expect to come back with something like this' © Provided by Daily Mail Scott Overland, who hails from Philly, was ecstatic upon making the discovery: 'We went on vacation expecting to bring back a T-shirt or a mug, our kids got some hermit crabs,' he said, 'we didn't expect to come back with something like this' When he found out the value was estimated at $4,071 he responded: 'Not too bad for a bowl of clams on vacation,' Fox5 News reported. © Provided by Daily Mail When he found out the value was estimated at $4,071 he responded: '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 run anywhere between $600 up to $1,600. 

To find out more about his treasure, he relied on the experts - GIA, the premier authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls - to find out just how precious his pearl was: An estimated $4,071. He didn't share what he plans to do with the pearl.

'Not too bad for a bowl of clams on vacation,' he said. 'We went on vacation expecting to bring back a T-shirt or a mug, our kids got some hermit crabs,' he said,  'we didn't expect to come back with something like this.'

  

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