A Florida couple found an extremely rare purple pearl in their steamed clam dinner that could turn out to be worth thousands of dollars. The two stopped for seafood at a local restaurant when the man bit down on something hard in one of his middleneck clams. When cleaned off, it turned out to be a small purple pearl.
Purple clam pearls are exceedingly unusual and some have been valued as high as $25,000, though an expert guesses this one is worth more like $1,000-$1,500, based on a photo of the find. The diners are having their pearl appraised and say if it's valuable they'll sell it and use the money to retire early or help animals.