August 27, 2021

Pure Pearls Weekly News Updates: We're Crushing on Conch Pearls


Pure Pearls Weekly News Updates for Pearl Science Fashion and Customer FAQs


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What are Conch Pearls?


Conch pearls are a rare and beautiful type of pearl which occur in the Caribbean from the sea snail called the Queen’s Conch, or Stombus gigas. It is the rich and swirling array of colors that defines conch pearls from the rest, and makes it so unique and desirable.

Conch pearls are among the rarest pearls anywhere in the world. In nature, they occur by chance, and as there are only so many conch pearls ever naturally formed, and among them, only 15-20% are suitable for pearl jewelry, it makes them extremely rare.

Now for the tricky part – all attempts at cultivating conch pearls have failed. Why? Because the sea snail that produces the conch pearl is extremely sensitive, and will not generally tolerate traditional pearl production techniques. The failure of the technique also has to do with the spiral shape of the shell. Since it makes the sensitive animal inside very difficult to reach, it’s virtually impossible to reach the pearl-forming portion of the snail without endangering its life.

Conch pearls have a specific weight of 2.85, making it notably heavier than any other known type of pearl. This also makes it an extremely hard and resistant pearl. It comes in an array of elegant and beautiful colors, which are known to play among one another, as opposed to being isolated to just one per pearl. These range from white, to delicate pinks, and to luminous pinks, as well as from creams, to gold, and even chocolate browns.

The most valued pearls have a wavy structure on their surface which can range from the finest of silks, to very heavily grained.


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These pearls represent 1 in every 1,000 pearls harvested, and are the cream of the Freshwater pearl crop! Choose your preferred pearl size and 14K Gold color; a matching 16/18-Inch Adjustable Box Chain is included with each purchase. Your new Metallic Freshwater Pearl Pendant arrives in our Signature Little Black Gift Box with a GIA Graduate Prepared Retail Appraisal and Pearl Care Instructions.


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