Black Mother of Pearl Pendant
Hand Crafted Black Mother of Pearl Pendant
Pretty black mother of pearl pendant crafted for Stone Mania in a simple sterling silver setting.
Mother of pearl consists primarily of the mineral aragonite and small amounts of a horn-like organic substance known as conchiolin. The black variety comes specifically from the black-lip shell which is a mollusc that produces black nacre.
Mother of pearl is also known as nacre, it's beautifully iridescent and is only produced by certain molluscs. Black mother of pearl is tinged with a black colouration that comes and goes depending on the angle from which its viewed and surprisingly, as well as being very light weight it's also quite tough and resilient.
Black mother of pearl is an organic material that's produced naturally by organisms. Other examples of organic materials classified as gemstones include pearl, bone, amber, coral and jet.
Weight (grams) : 12.5
Size (cms) : 2.8 x 2.4 x 0.6