Couple Finds Pearl Worth Thousands At Restaurant

Couple Finds Pearl Worth Thousands At Restaurant

Francisco Turcios, Reporter

A New Jersey couple made the find of a lifetime while eating at one of their favorite seafood restaurants. Michael and Maria Spressler have been going to The Lobster House in Cape May for the past 34 years and almost always order a dozen clams on the half shell for an appetizer. Michael found a massive pearl that could be worth thousands of dollars. The couple said they don’t plan to sell the pearl, which measured at 8.8 millimeters. Instead, Maria said she wants to get it set in a piece of jewelry. “I was down to the 12th one, and when I picked it up on the fork, it looked kinda heavy, but I didn’t think anything of it,” he told KYW. “Then when I started to eat it, I noticed something was in my mouth. I actually thought one of my teeth broke”. “I have worked here for around 10 years now, and I’ve never heard of someone finding one in one of our oysters or clamshells,” Sarah Stadnicar told the news station. Workers at The Lobster House, which is celebrating its 100 anniversary this year, said this is the first time they remember somebody finding a pearl in their clams.