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Washington Woman Finds Rare Purple Pearl Worth $600 in Her Food While Dining Out

February 27, 2016

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A woman from Issaquah, Washington, recently bit down on a rare purple Quahog pearl while dining at her favorite Italian restaurant.

Lindsay Hasz was on “a rare date night without the kids” with her husband, Christopher, a few weeks ago at Montalcino Ristorante Italiano when she bit down on “something really, really hard.”

“I felt like I almost broke my tooth when I first bit it,” she told ABC News with a laugh. “It was pretty dark in the restaurant, so it was hard to tell what it was, but when I looked at it closer, it looked totally round and perfect. Too perfect.”

Hasz showed the pearl to gemologist Ted Irwin, president of the Northwest Geological Laboratory and director of the Northwest Geological Institute.

“The Mr. Skeptic in me originally may have dissuaded her at first since a lot of pearls people find aren’t really anything most of the time,” Irwin told ABC News. “But I took a look at it…

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