Mother-of-Pearl Necklace and Earrings Set is One-of-a-Kind and On Sale (WHT-008)
The Mother-of-Pearl in this luxurious necklace has a white-to-silver sheen that also exhibits a pink and lavender-blue iridescent luster in the sunlight. The luster is made even more vivid by the careful diagonal carving on both sides of these rectangular-shaped pearls.The delicate sterling flower bail matches the clasp. The Earrings are complemented with clear oval Czech crystals that are highly polished and beautifully faceted to catch the light. Sterling and Bali Silver beads accent the pearls, and give it a lovely antique heirloom look.
- The full necklace is 18 inches, plus the pendant – which measures 1.5 inches.
- Each carved Moher-of-Pearl is 0.75 x 0.5 inches. Accenting the rectangular pearls are round shell and sterling silver beads.
- The earrings dangle approximately one inch from the sterling silver lever-backed earwires.
As its name implies, Mother-of-Pearl is the inner or “mother” layer of the shell in which a pearl is formed – the genesis material that binds microcrystals to form natural and cultured pearls.The beautiful luster and iridescent play of color can range from white, to pink, lavender, golden amber and even a dark blue-green—which is seen in the Mother-of-Pearl from the Paua shells in New Zealand. Paua shell Mother-of-Pearl is also called “sea opal” because of its vivid color effects and striking iridescence.