This Woman Found Pearls Hidden In Her Lunch

This lucky woman found pearls in her lunch!

Usually when you find something that you didn’t expect in your food it causes a negative reaction. That’s not the case with this story, because it goes in a completely unexpected direction.

Toni Elliott was out having a lunch at a local restaurant. That in itself is not out of the ordinary. But eventually Toni began to see strange white balls appearing on the plate she was eating. It did not take her long to realize that she had found pearls. It’s common to find a rough pearl in your lunch of oysters on occasion. In this case, however, more small white balls continued to appear as Toni went about eating her lunch. By the end of her meal, Toni had found more than 50 of the little pearls. Toni’s find is both uncommon and amazing, and what she found could gain her a significant amount of money, too. But we like to believe that the story in itself is priceless.

Finding a pearl inside your oyster lunch isn’t too uncommon, but finding upwards of 50 pearls in your lunch is a story to be shared.

found pearls in lunch(via: WISH-TV)

According to LiveScience, a pearl is created when “layer upon layer of nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, coat the grain of sand until the iridescent gem is formed. Cultured pearlsare made in the same way. The only difference is that instead of accidental circumstances, a “pearl farmer” embeds a grain of sand into the mollusk.”

She gathered all of the pearls into a container

found pearls in lunch(via: WISH-TV)

The restaurant cleaned the pearls and packed the pearls up in a cup for her. Looking at the images above, would you recognize those white balls as pearls on your plate? Would you lose your appetite?

Here are some of the pearls scattered across the plate

found pearls in lunch(via: WISH-TV)

While Elliott said she wasn’t sure how much the pearls are worth, she said she was planning on keeping them. Share this story using the buttons on this page and show your friends what real raw pearls look like in case it ever happens to them!