Monday, 21 March 2011

A MELO MELO pearl pendant

Melo Melo pearls are extremely rare and not known outside the jewellery collectors' circle and Asia. They are all natural because despite many attempts to culture them, nobody has succeeded so far. They are called pearls because, similar to conch pearls, they are created in response to a foreign element invading a snail shell, but they do not come from a clam and they are not made of nacre. They are usually large and the most valuable ones are the pieces that display an extremely bright orange colour.

This pendant will be auctioned at Sotheby's Hong Kong