As the name says, it is a gemstone that is made of pearl oyster. It would make the owner feel kind and awaken the feeling of love. The love energy of Mother of Pearl is both effective for yourself and others. It can be used in many situations like increasing love luck or increasing your self-esteem. Its mohs scale hardness was 2.5 to 4.5. It is found in North America, pearls are found in the pearl oyster of the Gulf of California, the abalone of the Pacific coast, the queen conch of the Gulf of Mexico, pearls in Canada and the Unios of most of the North American rivers, especially those of the Mississippi River Valley.
A beautiful product of some shells that can be used to make gemstones and jewelry is anorganicmaterial known asmother-of-pearlor nacre.
Mother-of-pearlhas been used for decorative purposes since ancient times, especially as inlay. Mother-of-pearl was found in ancientEgyptian tombsand in the ancient Sumerian Tombs of Ur, dating back to around 2600-2400 BC. These Sumerian burial sites were found in Southern Iraq. One object found containing mother-of-pearl inlay was a decorated ostrich eggshell. The mother-of-pearl formed a mosaic withlapis lazuli stones.
Native American Indians had been using mother-of-pearl for hundreds of years before mother-of-pearl inlay became popular in the West during theVictorian era. Intricate mother-of-pearl inlay work was introduced to theUSAandBritainduring world industry exhibitions. This included carvings from Palestine andChineselacquer furniture with exquisitely detailed mother-of-pearl inlay, going back to the Shang Dynasty. Such beautiful objects led to an explosion of mother-of-pearl products in the West.
White, cream and pink nacre is prized for its purity of color and is used in cosmetics, such as face creams that impart a pearly luster and illuminate the facial skin. The luster of mother-of-pearl is the result of both surface and internal reflection of light. Typically, a thicker layer of nacre produces a more impressive luster, thus, the most valuable pearls have sharp, bright reflections.
The gemstone and jewelry industry revolves around the use of beautiful natural materials, and mother-of-pearl is no exception. Mother-of-pearl can be used for various jewelry items, such as necklace pendants, inlaid rings, earrings and bracelets. This iridescent organic treasure is appropriate for inlay work, cameos and other carvings. It may also be used as gemstone slices, doublets or triplets.