PHOENIXVILLE, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — A Phoenixville, Pennsylvania man said he almost sent back the clam appetizer because the restaurant forgot to remove the pepper garnish.
Good thing he didn’t, because when he ate one, he bit into buried treasure: a rare, purple pearl.
“I bit something hard and at first I thought it was a grenade or something,” said Scott Overland. “But then when we looked down, we saw this little purple thing. My wife thought it was a pearl or a little candy.”
But it was a pearl.
Overland and his family found the gem at the Salt Air restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
The question now is what to do with it?
“We’ll definitely have it appraised and see what it’s worth,” Overland said. “Of course, if it has a crazy rating, it might be difficult to keep. Assuming that’s not the case, then I think we tend to hold on to it and create a beautiful memory for the family.”
A necklace or ring would be easy. earrings? Not as much.
“I said if my wife wants earrings I’ll have to keep eating clams to find another one,” he joked.
Pearls are usually found in oysters, but the rare purple one can show up in a clam if you don’t slurp it first.
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