Scott: Not to dispute your computer, Mr. Spock, but from little what you've told me, I'd say (Gem) was a pearl of great price.
Kirk: What, Scott?
Scott: You don't know the story of the merchant? The merchant... who, when he found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
Kirk: Yes, she was all that. And whether the Vians bought her or found her makes little difference - she was of great value.