We have heard this maxim not everything that glitters is gold, on a number of occasions. This statement, however, is of a great truth. Likewise, when we talk about Mother of Pearl beads, we come across various facts which divulge that mother of pearl is not a pearl, but it has similarities with pearls. But one thing is clear; mother of pearl beads is the creation of oceans, which includes different range of shades. Sometime these mother of pearls are dyed out of curiosity to give a new look but a majority of pearls contain original material. Mother of pearl is also known with the name Nacre and has been popular with jewelry designers for quite some time.
Did you know when we talk about pearls and mother of pearls, both products seem different? For example, mother of pearl can said to be a shell material, as it contains layers, just like pearls and these layers are located inside of shells which are known as nacre. Therefore mother of pearl name has been given to the pearly inner layer of different molluses.
You may well be assuming as to how pearls could be fetched from mother of pearl, which are commonly used in jewelry. If you have some interest in gems and jewelry, you notice some luster around or a type of shiny affect while opening the shell. This shiny effect in reality is turned into a pearl.
All jewelry designers require their imagination to come out with a terrific intricate design of mother of pearls. The original shells in reality are carved into different shapes like cube, square, flat-oval, oval, tulip, birds, crosses, hearts, donuts, teardrop, clubs and spades as well, thus giving a striking look to the beads.
Talking about its history, Queen Elizabeth I of England was the one who gave this bead its name of “Mother of Pearl”. Due to the elasticity, this bead can be cut into different shapes and sizes. Reputed jewelers use this awesome pearl material to create various mosaic designs by combining smaller pieces in different colors.
Natural mother of pearl beads contain shades of white, cream, off white and bit beige shades. But after bleaching or dye these pearls are converted into wide variety of shades like orange, hot pink and grape purple?
With every passing day Mother of Pearl beads is gaining recognition and chances are that you may possibly be missing some fabulous pendants, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, fashion rings all of these are just waiting to be explored, just check the latest trends around.