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After getting served a pearl in a clam, a couple turned it into an engagement ring


Good morning. I'm A Martínez.

Engagement ring shopping can be stressful - picking the right one, making sure it's within budget. But for Ken Steinkamp and Sandy Sikorski from Rhode Island, theirs was handed to them on a platter, literally. At their favorite raw bar, Sandy discovered her clam had a pearl inside of it. Experts say the odds of that happening are 1 in 100,000. So they decided to turn the rare stone into an engagement ring. Aw, shucks.

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A Martínez
A Martínez is one of the hosts of Morning Edition and Up First. He came to NPR in 2021 and is based out of NPR West.