In a clam in a Delaware restaurant, a Pennsylvania man discovers a rare purple pearl: report

NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! While on vacation, a man from Pennsylvania received a little something extra with his supper.

At Salt Air restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Scott Overland of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, was reportedly dining with his family when he discovered a purple pearl in his order of clams one evening.

Overland told FOX 5 DC, “I felt something hard and crispy while I started eating. It was the end of the plate.”

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Overland claimed that when he initially saw the pearl, he mistakenly believed it to be a bead or a sweet.

We had never heard of clams generating purple, so we were unaware that this was a possibility. It was a vivid lavender that was almost purple, he added.

Scott Overland said he found this purple pearl in his clam dinner while he was on vacation with his family in Delaware.

When Overland and his family turned to face the shell again and noticed an indentation where something had been developing, they recognized it was a pearl, according to FOX 5 DC.

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Overland told the station, “We put it in there and it was a beautiful match.”

According to a Google search, Overland learned that the price of pearls can range from $600 to $1,600 depending on their size and form, according to FOX 5 DC.

The International Gem Society classifies these pearls, which are developed in a kind of hard saltwater clam unique to New England, as “exceptionally rare” (IGS).

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