The most expensive and rare shellfish in the world

The most expensive and rare shellfish in the world
    This genus is the genus-type of the conch. Their massive and conical shell (conch) is prolonged by long curved protuberances, the number of which varies according to the species. Large, stalked, independent eyes are easily visible, and scan the environment from the siphonal canal and ocular notch. Unlike other gastropods, which slowly slide on the ground with their feet, Strombidae progress in small jumps by means of a horny opercula shaped false, denticulate or not, and which can also have a function defensive. They are herbivores and occasional detritors.

    Species of this genus are subservient to the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific, mainly in the Indian Ocean. They are rather nocturnal species that spend the day half-buried in the sediment, camouflaged by the algae and encrusting organisms that develop on the dorsal surface of their shells. The largest species is Lambis truncata, capable of exceeding 40 cm in length2.

    This mollusk rarely produces a very resistant pearl ranging from white to deep pink, very shiny and polished.

    You probably knew the pearl of Tahiti appreciated by jewelers but in the world, there is another pearl just as beautiful and precious, the pink pearl. It is the rarest and most expensive in the world. This pearl is "designed" by conch, a mollusk living in a conch, a large shell, caught in particular in the Caribbean basin.

    As a general rule, in the West Indies when talking about queen conch, it is by wondering about the way in which it will be prepared, or if it is cooked grilled or fricassee. And yet! The flesh of the queen conch is not the only treasure that can be found in the conch, this shell that serves as home conch. This mollusc is home to a pink pearl that he designs and whose quality is a dream for jewelers around the world.
    A flamboyant pink, the pink pearl is traded in the world at astronomical prices, certainly for its rarity but also for its raw preciousness. According to specialists, we only find one pink pearl on 10 000 shells, and only one of good quality on 100 000. You will have understood, the best placed to make a fortune are the fishermen but it is still necessary that they have the chance to find some.

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