Black Mother of Pearl Pendant
Light Weight Sterling Silver Pendant
Black mother of pearl pendant crafted by hand in a timeless sterling silver setting.
Mother of pearl is made up primarily of the mineral aragonite and small amounts of a horn-like organic substance known as conchiolin. The black variety comes from the black-lip shell which is a mollusc that produces black nacre otherwise known as mother of pearl.
This fascinatingly iridescent natural shell is only produced by certain molluscs and being a shell means that it's exceptionally light weight. As it reflects light from different angles the amount of black colouration that can be seen changes and moves around.
Although classified as a gemstone mother of pearl is really an organic material. Other examples of organic materials also classified as gemstones include pearl, bone, amber, coral and jet.
Why not drop by our page on Flickr and take a look at the original size photograph of this black mother of pearl pendant?
Weight (grams) : 12.9
Size (cms) : 3.1 x 2.8 x 0.6