Black Mother of Pearl 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 because it's a shell, it's exceptionally light weight.
Although black mother of pearl is classified as a gemstone it's actually an organic material that's naturally produced by organisms. Other examples of organic materials that are also classified as gemstones include pearl, bone, amber, coral and jet.
Weight (grams): 12.9
Size (cms): 3.1 x 2.8 x 0.6