These pink conch pearls are found in various areas of the Caribbean. Unlike real, true pearls, these pink pearls are non-nacreous and form with no intervention orirritantfrom outside sources. When they form, an unusual flame or chatoyancy(hollow tubes of inclusions) is apparent. This internal growth formation is another factor that sets the pink pearl apart from the other variety of pearls.
The conch shells are extremely rare and grow in smaller numbers, which, in turn, causes these pink pearls to be more difficult to obtain. The number of pearls that can be utilized in jewelry becomes even less after they have been harvested and analyzed. Estimates say that less than 10% of the pearls can be used for jewelry. Thus, the pink pearl is a prized possession and is used in high-end jewelry designs that can showcase their presence.
Gorgeous pearls grow naturally pink in color (no enhancement). They form in round or very baroque(the baroque shape refers to a more free-form asymmetrical shape, which makes each pearl different from each other) and develop within the queen conch mollusks.
Analyzing The Color of Pink Pearls: What To Look For When You Purchase
This flame/chatoyancy helps to determine the value of this “pearl,” along with the size, bodycolor, and shape. These beautiful pink conch pearls range from a pastel white-pink to a deeply saturated reddish-pink with a range in between.
According to GIA, the symmetry of the pink conch pearl is the most important when evaluating the value of this material.
Pink conch pearls can also fade with prolonged exposure to sunlight, which makes these specimens sensitive to outside elements.