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    Default Found pearl in oyster. (Florida)

    Hi guys, found this pearl while eating oysters in Tampa Florida.
    Was wondering if it is worth anything, here is a picture ::


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    I am no expert, but there have been a lot of posts on here like that, and it seems that no, they are not valuable. Still a very cool keepsake, though! I am wondering why it is that dark color. Anyone know?

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    Did the inside of the shell have some of that coloring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GemGeek View Post
    Did the inside of the shell have some of that coloring?
    Yes, it did. Too bad its worthless.. going to get it checked by a jeweller just in case.

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    Please let us know what the jeweler says. what kind of oyster was it that had a colored shell? That is unusual.

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    It's just that it doesn't have the smooth surface and even color that would make it more sellable. A jeweler would have trouble selling a pearl that wasn't pretty. It definitely is cool and someone might give you some $ to collect it. Or keep it. A great story to tell your kids.
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