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ConchPearls.net
Welcome to the online resource center for the oceans rarest and most sought after treasure, the Conch Pearl. Here you can find all the information on this natural beauty, browse the gallery, shop for pearls and exclusive designed jewelry or find links to designers and dealers worldwide.
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The conch natural pearl is one of the rarest pearls in the world. Its creation is due to a pure chance of nature. Every year at the most 2000 3000 conch pearls are fished from the flat waters around the coasts of Florida, the Bahamas, the Yucatans and the Antilles islands. Only 15 20% are suitable for making jewellery.All previous attempts at cultivating them have failed because the Strombus Gigas sea snail that produces this pearl is extremely sensitive. The complicated spiral form of the snail shell means that it is not possible to reach the pearl-forming part without endangering the life of the animal.

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