A woman in Washington state made a rare find while eating dinner at a restaurant. 

Lindsey Hasz was enjoying her dinner with her husband at an Italian restaurant when she bit into something hard in a clam, something that looked like a pearl. 

She took it to a local gemologist, who was skeptical at first. 

He eventually came to the conclusion that it was a rare quahog purple pearl, worth about $600. 

"He thought I was joking," Hasz said. "He thought it looked so round and perfect, that someone was playing a joke on me." 

She said she plans on keeping the pearl and maybe making it into a necklace. 

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