Mother of Pearl Jewelry

Where the name comes from: Mother of Pearl is also known as nacre, it lines the shells of some molluscs and is the same material that makes pearls.
Where the stones come from: Found worldwide, produced by many different species of freshwater and marine molluscs, though a minority of all mollusc species and mostly in the more ancient families.
Chemistry: Calcium carbonate, CaCO3 - nacre is made of a form known as aragonite, microscopic platelets are laid down at the cellular level, natural nanotechnology.
Colors: A white base colour with iridescence as the platelets are close to the wavelengths of light in thickness.
...and another thing: Nacre is produced by the mollusc as a protective layer to the inside of its shell, the outside is often a drab camouflage color.
 
Prices correct at time of writing - subject to change
Madewell Mother of Pearl Statement Earrings
Madewell Mother of Pearl Statement Earrings
On sale - now $21.6 - was $36

Argento Vivo Mother-of-Pearl Heart Necklace
Argento Vivo Mother-of-Pearl Heart Necklace
On sale - now $23.4 - was $78

Madewell Mother of Pearl Heart Necklace Set
Madewell Mother of Pearl Heart Necklace Set
On sale - now $25.56 - was $42

Dogeared Pearls of...Motherhood, Small Button White Pearl Necklace
Dogeared Pearls of...Motherhood, Small Button White Pearl Necklace
$56

Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Cancer Pendant Necklace
Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Cancer Pendant Necklace
On sale - now $56.16 - was $78

Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Pisces Pendant Necklace
Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Pisces Pendant Necklace
On sale - now $56.94 - was $78

Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Taurus Pendant Necklace
Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Taurus Pendant Necklace
On sale - now $56.94 - was $78

Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Sagittarius Pendant Necklace
Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Sagittarius Pendant Necklace
On sale - now $56.94 - was $78

Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Aries Pendant Necklace
Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Aries Pendant Necklace
On sale - now $57.72 - was $78

Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Leo Pendant Necklace
Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Leo Pendant Necklace
On sale - now $58.5 - was $78

Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Virgo Pendant Necklace
Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Virgo Pendant Necklace
On sale - now $58.5 - was $78

Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Gemini Pendant Necklace
Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Gemini Pendant Necklace
On sale - now $59.28 - was $78

Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Capricorn Pendant Necklace
Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Capricorn Pendant Necklace
On sale - now $59.28 - was $78

Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Aquarius Pendant Necklace
Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Aquarius Pendant Necklace
On sale - now $60.84 - was $78

Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Libra Pendant Necklace
Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Libra Pendant Necklace
On sale - now $63.96 - was $78

Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Scorpio Pendant Necklace
Kate Spade New York In The Stars Mother-of-Pearl Scorpio Pendant Necklace
On sale - now $64.74 - was $78