Golden Gray-Brown Mother-of-Pearl Chunky Freeform Necklace and Pendant~For the Woman Who Wants Attention! (WHT-009)
Natural Mother-of-Pearl in teardrop “chunks” form a bold statement in shimmering golden gray-brown. The unique feather-shaped MOP focal pearl is accented by Sterling Silver beads with a modern carved design. The chunky MOPs are taken from the "knuckle" of the clam—the hinge where the clam opens and closes. The Sterling Silver hook-shaped clasp is also carved in a complementary design. Weighing in at one-half pound, this is a Necklace for the woman who wants to make a statement!
- Full length of the Necklace is 20 inches.
- Each Teardrop MOP is approximately 20mm long and 10mm thick.
- Pendant is 0.75 inches wide at its center and 2.25 inches long.
Do you know the difference between a Pearl and Mother of Pearl? When a Pearl is formed, a layer of nacre is deposited around a tiny particle that becomes lodged in the mollusk. The nacre is a blend of minerals secreted by oysters and other mollusks and deposited inside their shells—a coating that protects them from parasites and foreign objects. Eventually, this nacre builds around the small object and it becomes a pearl. However, for jewelry, Mother of Pearl is composed only of the thin nacre coating that is adhered directly to the mollusk's shell. Not all mollusk shells have a nacre coating.The primary distinction between a shell that has a Mother of Pearl coating, and a shell that does not, is the iridescent quality.