One of our customer is looking for a counch pearl. Has anybody
out there heard of such a pearl?
Hi Anil. Conch “pearls” are not true pearls, but are non-nacreous
calcareous concretions. They are formed by the Queen conch, Strombus
gigas, a single-shelled mollusk found in the Caribbean Sea. They
occur in pink, orange, and combinations of the two, and often have a
flame structure that is very attractive. Be prepared to pay a LOT of
money for one of these that has fine color and shape.
If you do a Google search on the Internet with the correct spelling,
“conch pearl”, you will find several sources. Good luck.
James in SoFl