Have You Found a Conch Pearl?

Have you ever found a conch pearl? Or maybe you've found several conch pearls.

Here is a fun place for you to share your photos and stories of finding these lovely natural pearls.

Conch pearl
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The pearls are generally found embedded in the flesh of the mollusk; quite often they are in a sac or cyst with an external opening form which they are sometimes dislodged by the muscular movement of the animal. The yield is small, a thousand shells in many cases yielding only a very small number of seed-pearls or perhaps none at all. Most of them are oval, commonly somewhat elongated. The usual size is about one grain in weight, but some of them weigh over twenty, and a very few exceed fifty grains each.

These pearls are generally of a deep pink color, shading toward whitish pink at each end. While this is the usual color, yellow, white, red, and even brown conch pearls are occasionally obtained; these are not so highly prized as the pink ones.

Conch pearls present a peculiar wavy appearance and a sheen somewhat like watered silk, a result of the reflections produced by the fibrous stellated structure.

The value of conch pearls is as variable as their form, color, and size, and they are sold by the fishermen for a variety of prices which range quite high for large ones with exceptional form, color and luster.

Have you ever found a Conch Pearl?

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Conch Pearl found in Conch Salad 
I found a conch pearl by almost choking on it while eating a conch salad. I was extremely shocked when I found it - lovely pearl. I am interested in selling …

Conch Pearls 
Hello. I have no personal story, but I saw on the Mikimoto pearls site for sale a conch pearl ring, 7 mm., set with diamonds in platinum, for $78,000. …

CLIVE FOUND HIS FIRST CONCH PEARL 
ON OCTOBER 12th,2008 I FOUND MY FIRST CONCH PEARL AS I WAS SEPARATING THE MANTLE FROM THE MAIN BODY OF THE CONCH.I FOUND A PEARL SEALED INTO WHAT LOOKED …

I found a Conch Pearl 
I don't speak English very well, I found a pearl inside a conch and I want to sell it.

Conch Pearl Found in Conch Fritters 
Just last week I was on cruise and it took us to Nassau, Bahamas. On the island, we went to the fish fry, a very popular place for the locals. When we …

Conchs 
The local fisherman in Belize are very poor and have many problems this year with finding people to buy these pearls. This is money they need to be able …

Conch Pearl Found While Cleaning Conch at Home Not rated yet
I have found a conch pearl. I normally clean conch so one day I heard this sound as a pearl fell to the floor. I clearly heard it. When I looked down there …

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