seattle woman finds a rare purple pearl in her dinner - pearl set in gold
Lindsay Haas and her husband, while eating at a restaurant near Seattle, took a bite of hard stuff and found a rare purple pearl in the food.
"I took it out, and I'm not quite sure what it is," Haas told me as host Carol Off.
"It looks very round, almost perfect, like a bead.
"Haas had clams and green mouths for dinner, so she didn't know if the things she bit down were pearls because she thought they were only from oysters.
When Haas got home and checked the object under the light, she noticed that it was dark purple.
After a Google search, she thought she might have a Quahog purple pearl.
Because they were found in clams.
"I was told by someone that my chances of getting hit by lightning were better than getting a pearl," Haas laughed . ".
She brought it to a gemologist who thought it was a Quaker purple pearl worth about $800.
Ted Irwin of the Northwest Geological Laboratory says the finding is rare because there is only one out of millions of gems.
The Pearl is not just one of the sizeand, Hasz says she plans to turn it into a necklace as a charm for good luck.
"Everyone was telling me to buy a lottery ticket, but I thought maybe it would bring me good luck if I turned it into a necklace and put it on.