Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother of pearl Jewelry

Mother of pearls

I love mother of pearl jewelry. I love the the various colors that you could find in a piece of mother of pearl jewelry. I thought I would do some research on this unique jewel.

Mother-of-pearl or nacre ,is the iridescent substance that forms the lining of the shells of some fresh-water and some salt-water mollusks. Like the pearl it is a secretion of the mantle, composed of alternate layers of calcium carbonate and conchiolin. Among the chief sources are the pearl oyster, found in warm and tropical seas, chiefly in Asia; freshwater pearl mussels, which live in many rivers of the United States, Europe, and Asia; and the abalone of California, Japan, and other Pacific regions.

"mother-of-pearl." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2008. Retrieved May 06, 2009 from

Here are some mother of pearl wedding jewelry that I thought I would share with you.

Lantana Design Wear

Lantana Design Wear offers a large selection of bridal costume jewelry.

Vintage Inspired Earrings

Mother of Pearl two tone bracelet

Mother of pearl ring set

32in Free Form Mother of Pearl Necklace

Be Inspired by natures unique creation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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