Mother of pearl is a raw material that is formed from a layer of shells. It is the material from which pearls are formed in natural conditions. Mother of pearl is a strong, resilient and beautifully iridescent raw material of organic origin. No wonder that it has been delighting craftsmen in every corner of the globe for hundreds of years.
Mother of pearl has a strength comparable to mineral silicon, which is a very impressive result for an organic material. However, it is a brittle raw material with a hardness of 2.5 to 4 on the Mohs scale. This means that the surface of MOP is quite easy to scratch compared to gemstones.
Therefore, it is worth remembering about proper care and storage of materials made of it. If you get your mother of pearl wet, dry it thoroughly before putting it away in a separate container or bag. Also remember that everyday cosmetics such as hairsprays, sunscreens and perfumes can affect the shine of your jewelry, so it's best to put it on right before going out.
On our website you will find various products made of mother of pearl. These include pendants, connectors, cabochons and spacers, as well as ready-made earrings. Various shapes of mother-of-pearl beads are favorites among our clients. They are perfect for creating jewelry ideal for every occasion and season. They look great in delicate, minimalist designs that emphasize the beauty of the women wearing them.
Jewelry findings made of mother-of-pearl blend in amazingly with both gold and silver. They are a great complement to pastel compositions, but also perfectly complement jewelry findings with expressive colors such as lapis lazuli, malachite or zoisite. It is definitely one of the very universal raw materials that will work in accessories for women of all ages, tastes and appearances.