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Conch Pearl and Diamond Halo Ring in Platinum

About

Conch and Melo melo are the two rarest varieties of pearls. Conch pearls, like the one you see here set within a halo of diamonds, are porcelaneous (non-nacreous) pearls. That means don't have the familiar "pearly" appearance of other fresh or saltwater pearls because nacre is the substance that creates that lustrous "pearly" appearance. Nacre is made of the mineral aragonite, which is deposited in a roof-shingle pattern on normal pearls like the Akoya. Porcelaneous pearls like are also made from aragonite, but the mineral is deposited in an entirely different fashion which results in a durable pearl with a mirror-shine and a subtle, fascinating flame structure, which you can see when you blow the pictures up full size. All natural, non-nucleated pearls are rare. But conch pearls are *extraordinarily* rare. They are produced by the queen conch, an edible sea snail, in the warm waters of the Caribbean. And only about one in every ten thousand (conservatively) queen conch snails will produce a conch pearl and of these, only a quarter of them are jewelry quality. Conch pearls are among the very rarest and most valuable gems on earth. The pearl for which this ring was created is an extraordinary example of a conch pearl. The 8.55 mm x 8.03 mm x 7.11 mm salmon-colored pearl faces-up just slightly off-round and weighs approximately 3.57 carats. A halo of white and clean (G/H, VS) diamonds surrounds the pearl. The ring is crafted from gleaming white platinum and marked on the interior: D0.43, representing the total diamond carat weight, PT900 the metal fineness mark for platinum and "3698" may be a more precise measurement of the pearl at 3.698 carats. A stunning, exotically beautiful and profoundly rare jewel. Currently a size 7, this ring could be resized by your local jeweler.

Details

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  • Place of Origin
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  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 2000
  • Seller Location
    Southbury, CT
  • Reference Number
    LU158918714892
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About the Seller

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1stdibs seller since 2019
Typical response time: 1 hour
Located in Southbury, CT
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