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An early 20th century gold natural pearl and diamond brooch. The natural saltwater pearl, measuring 8 to 7.9mm, within a rose-cut diamond marquise-shape openwork surround, to the similarly-cut diamond tapered sides. Accompanied by report number 08115, dated 5th July 2013, from the Gem and Pearl Laboratory stating that the pearl is of natural saltwater origin

An early 20th century gold natural pearl and diamond brooch. The natural saltwater pearl, measuring 8 to 7.9mm, within a rose-cut diamond marquise-shape openwork surround, to the similarly-cut diamond tapered sides. Accompanied by report number 08115, dated 5th July 2013, from the Gem and Pearl Laboratory stating that the pearl is of natural saltwater origin

queen conch pearls - in the French Caribbean the odds of finding an acceptable flamingo pink pearl are one in every 10,000 – 20,000 shells - not composed of nacre, like pearls from oysters, they have a porcelain-like shimmer - the highest quality are characterized by a ‘flame structure’ that gives the appearance of fire burning on the surface (reminds me of opals) - all conch pearls are natural and attempts to culture them have failed, so they remain the rarest pearls in the world

queen conch pearls - in the French Caribbean the odds of finding an acceptable flamingo pink pearl are one in every 10,000 – 20,000 shells - not composed of nacre, like pearls from oysters, they have a porcelain-like shimmer - the highest quality are characterized by a ‘flame structure’ that gives the appearance of fire burning on the surface (reminds me of opals) - all conch pearls are natural and attempts to culture them have failed, so they remain the rarest pearls in the world

Tiffany-Chrysanthemum-Brooch

Tiffany-Chrysanthemum-Brooch

A gem-set brooch Designed as a flower, the petals composed of carved conch pearl shells, the stamen with cultured pearls and diamonds, the stem pavé-set with circular-cut tsavorite garnets, pink sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18k blackened gold

A gem-set brooch Designed as a flower, the petals composed of carved conch pearl shells, the stamen with cultured pearls and diamonds, the stem pavé-set with circular-cut tsavorite garnets, pink sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in 18k blackened gold

Circa 1900 An Art Nouveau 18 karat gold, diamond, conch pearl and plique-à-jour enamel ‘Morning Glory’ necklace, attributed to Marcus & Co., circa 1900. The pendant set with round diamond accents culminating in plique-à-jour flower clusters with 11 conch pearls, the detachable chain composed of shaded pink tubular links and green plique-à-jour leaf-form links. #Marcus #ArtNouveau #necklace

Circa 1900 An Art Nouveau 18 karat gold, diamond, conch pearl and plique-à-jour enamel ‘Morning Glory’ necklace, attributed to Marcus & Co., circa 1900. The pendant set with round diamond accents culminating in plique-à-jour flower clusters with 11 conch pearls, the detachable chain composed of shaded pink tubular links and green plique-à-jour leaf-form links. #Marcus #ArtNouveau #necklace

Pair of Conch Pearl and Diamond Pendent Earrings: Each suspending three conch pearls measuring approximately 7.78 x 6.80mm to 6.16 x 5.56mm, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 1.80 carats,...

Pair of Conch Pearl and Diamond Pendent Earrings: Each suspending three conch pearls measuring approximately 7.78 x 6.80mm to 6.16 x 5.56mm, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 1.80 carats,...

PAIR OF NATURAL PEARL, CONCH PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDENT EARRINGS    Each suspending on a drop-shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 9.08 x 8.90mm and 8.92 x 7.73mm respectively, surmounted by a conch pearl measuring approximately 8.26 x 5.65 x 4.39mm and 8.15 x 5.70 x 5.16mmrespectively, decorated by brilliant-cut diamonds extending to the hook surmount, mounted in platinum.

PAIR OF NATURAL PEARL, CONCH PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDENT EARRINGS Each suspending on a drop-shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 9.08 x 8.90mm and 8.92 x 7.73mm respectively, surmounted by a conch pearl measuring approximately 8.26 x 5.65 x 4.39mm and 8.15 x 5.70 x 5.16mmrespectively, decorated by brilliant-cut diamonds extending to the hook surmount, mounted in platinum.

An Exceptional Pair of Conch Pearl and Diamond Ear Pendants. Each alternately suspending a pink or orange conch pearl from a foliate pavé-set diamond cap, to the circular-cut diamond spacer link and similarly designed surmount, mounted in 18K yellow gold and platinum.

An Exceptional Pair of Conch Pearl and Diamond Ear Pendants. Each alternately suspending a pink or orange conch pearl from a foliate pavé-set diamond cap, to the circular-cut diamond spacer link and similarly designed surmount, mounted in 18K yellow gold and platinum.

Conch pearl earrings - Mikimoto pearl earrings.  Probably the most gorgeous earrings I've ever seen.  Wow!

Conch pearl earrings - Mikimoto pearl earrings. Probably the most gorgeous earrings I've ever seen. Wow!

The World’s Most Valuable Pearl by ferrebeekeeper: Selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars, these come not from oysters, but instead from very large sea snails of the species Melo melo, which live in the tropical waters of southeast Asia. These huge marine gastropods live by hunting other smaller snails along the shallow underwater coasts of the Southeast Asia seas. Unlike the nacreous pearls from oysters & abalones, these have a porcelain-like transparent shine. #Pearl  #Melo_melo

The World’s Most Valuable Pearl

The World’s Most Valuable Pearl by ferrebeekeeper: Selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars, these come not from oysters, but instead from very large sea snails of the species Melo melo, which live in the tropical waters of southeast Asia. These huge marine gastropods live by hunting other smaller snails along the shallow underwater coasts of the Southeast Asia seas. Unlike the nacreous pearls from oysters & abalones, these have a porcelain-like transparent shine. #Pearl #Melo_melo

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