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  • Earrings, Mother of Pearl Rectangle Drop on Sterling Hoops - Gloria Sawin  Fine Jewelry

    Gloria Sawin

    Earrings, Mother of Pearl Rectangle Drop on Sterling Hoops


    Earrings, Mother of Pearl Rectangle Drops on 15mm Hoops.

    Total length 1 ½".  

     Are you looking for something Modern and Versatile?  

    Mother of pearl shell for jewelry refers to the nacre that coats the inside layer of the mollusk shell which is used to form pearls--hence, it's the mother of the pearl. Mother of pearl shell jewelry can include much larger focal pieces than simple pearls since nacre substance takes up a whole shell's interior, offering a larger working surface for carving. In addition to jewelry, mother-of-pearl shell has been used in medieval European, East Asian and Islamic religious art. Starting during the Victorian Era, mother-of-pearl shell began to also be used for clock faces, buttons, jewelry boxes and more. One especially popular use was inlay work, such as the handles of knives and pistols, as well as historical and contemporary use as inlays for guitars and other musical instruments.

    HandMade in Santa Fe New Mexico since 1987.

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