Triple strand 16" necklace with Topaz studded clover Mother of Pearls ... Read more
The "Mother" of All Pearls
I came upon these clover-like slices of mother of pearl one day when I was shopping for pearls. They grabbed my attention -- as lustrous beauty always does -- even though the material is a step away from the actual pearl. But nonetheless, mother of pearl deserves its own appreciation, coming, as it does, from the birthplace of all pearls: the iridescent interiors of certain oysters (and other mollusks, as well).