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
Dogeared Pearls of...Motherhood, Small Button White Pearl Necklace
Dogeared Pearls of...Motherhood, Small Button White Pearl Necklace
On sale - now $35.99 - was $56

Dogeared Pearls of...Motherhood, Small Button White Pearl Necklace
Dogeared Pearls of...Motherhood, Small Button White Pearl Necklace
On sale - now $39.99 - was $48

Argento Vivo Mother-of-Pearl Heart Stud Earrings
Argento Vivo Mother-of-Pearl Heart Stud Earrings
$48

Marc Jacobs The Medallion Mother-of-Pearl Earrings
Marc Jacobs The Medallion Mother-of-Pearl Earrings
$70

Argento Vivo Mother-of-Pearl Heart Necklace
Argento Vivo Mother-of-Pearl Heart Necklace
$78

Argento Vivo Mother-of-Pearl Heart Ring
Argento Vivo Mother-of-Pearl Heart Ring
$78

Michael Kors Kors Love Pave and Mother-of-Pearl Heart Pendant Necklace
Michael Kors Kors Love Pave and Mother-of-Pearl Heart Pendant Necklace
On sale - now $87.99 - was $135

Sterling Forever Mother-of-Pearl Butterfly Hoop Earrings
Sterling Forever Mother-of-Pearl Butterfly Hoop Earrings
$100

Sterling Forever Mother-of-Pearl Butterfly Hoop Earrings
Sterling Forever Mother-of-Pearl Butterfly Hoop Earrings
$100

John Hardy Dot Drop Earrings with White Mother-of-Pearl
John Hardy Dot Drop Earrings with White Mother-of-Pearl
$450