Rare pearl found inside seafood stew worth over $10K

Rare Pearl Found Inside Seafood Stew Worth Over 10K
Rare Pearl Found Inside Seafood Stew Worth Over 10K

Few things are worse than biting into something rock hard when you're enjoying a nice meal.

Any number of nightmarish items have made their way onto restaurant plates. In 2012, a teenager bit into a severed finger in his Arby's sandwich -- and last year, a New York man sliced into a rat baked into his birthday cake.

Needless to say, when Mike Serino chomped down on something that felt like a rock in a bowl of stew six years ago, he probably didn't think it was going to end well.

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The Swampscott Massachusetts police officer discovered that the item was an egg-shaped purple stone hidden in some seafood stew at a local Peabody restaurant. He tells CBS Boston that at the time, he thought it was pretty, so he took it home and left it in a jewelry box.

After seeing a news story about a similar find being valuable, Serino dug up the stone, learning that the rock is really a six-carat rare lavender pearl worth about $15,000. The ring was authenticated and is set to hit the auction block at Kaminski's next month.

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