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Mother of Pearl

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Mesmerizing and iridescent, mother of pearl is one of the most ethereal materials ever to be birthed from mother nature's maw.

Also known as Nacre, Mother of Pearl is formed inside the sea shells.

How it’s made

Mother of pearl is actually created by a secretion from certain types of mollusks which is released to protect the lining of their shells from bacteria, parasites, and a host of other debris.

It is called the “mother” of pearls as it is the shell of which pearls are cultivated.

The rainbow iridescence of the nacre comes from the way that each successive layer of the secretion thickens, causing the visible layers to appear as different colors.

Benefits of Mother of Pearl

Mother of pearl has a profound calming quality that many wearers benefit from. In a way, the mother of pearl mixes with the fluctuations of your emotions to bring you back to a centered place. By centering yourself, you're able to have better mental engagement as well as communicate your thoughts and feelings more clearly. So, if you've found yourself struggling to regulate your emotions, maybe it's time to add a mother of pearl pendant or ring to your daily wear. According to the tenets of feng shui, mother of pearl symbolizes good luck and prosperity.

Wearing jewelry made with mother of pearl will attract wealth to the person wearing it. Due to this, nacre accessories have been gifted to people as tokens of good luck.

Care tips

Mother of Pearls are organic by nature and easily damaged without proper care. Here are a few tips you can use to clean and protect your own nacre jewelry:

  • Nacre is easily scratched, so clean it gently with a soft dry cloth.

  • Do not use chemicals or abrasive cleaner that can wear off the nacre.

  • Do not use an ultrasonic cleaner because it will also deteriorate the surface.

Mother of Pearl - Tranquil & Beautifying

While most people admire mother of pearl jewelry for its uniquely lustrous beauty, there are some people that recognize the healing and balancing properties that it can bring to the wearer.

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