Conch pearls are indigenous to many Caribbean islands, one of them being the Turks and Caicos Islands. Conch pearls are one of the most rare and valuable of all natural pearls. It has been estimated that approximately 1 in 10,000 conch produce a pearl and of these only a few possess the colour, shape and flame pattern necessary to be considered a gem. The colour of conch pearls varies greatly. Pearls are most often found white, brown, beige, yellow, orange, pink, or red. The latter two being the most sought after.
Like all pearls the “Conch Pearl” is produced by a living organism and is sensitive to acids, solvents and long exposure to sunlight. Therefore, as with all pearls, care should be taken.
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