While we started to sort out our new harvest of pearls we thought it could be interesting for you to see a bit of the transformation process.
You might know that the nacre layers of the natural Abalone (also known as Paua or Haliotis Iris) are very present. In between each layer of nacre is whats known as conchiolin. During the process of pearl formation, the last layer is the one we are grading and marks of conchiolin are having a negative affect of the price.
Here a hint if you are holding an untreated pearl.
place your pearls in saltwater and leave them over night.
After the saltwater has softened the conchiolin you should be able to remove it by scraping and polishing it.