Conch pearls are amongst the rarest gems in the world.
A conch is a medium to large-sized marine gastropod from the Strombidae family, known as the Lobatus Gigas (formerly known as Strombus Gigas), or Queen Conch. They are found off the coast of the Bahamas, Florida Keys, Caribbean Islands and Bermuda where they're harvested for their delicious meat. Popular conch dishes include conch fritters, conch salad and conch chowder.
The finest conch pearls are pink to red with visible flame patterning that looks like it's moving beneath the surface of the pearl. It's unusual for a conch pearl to exceed 3mm in diameter. Conch pearls over 10mm are considered exceptionally rare, especially in pink to red hues with visible flame.
This conch pearl is a vivid reddish-orange color with gem flame (see macro photo image for close-up shot of flame pattern). It is beautifully-shaped and blemish-free!
|Flame:||Gem Flame (Silk Pattern)|
|Nacre Thickness:||N/A (Non-Nacreous)|
|Measurements:||5.00 x 4.00 x 3.10mm|
|Carat Weight:||0.45 ct.|