of pearl originates from the Phillipines and the warm tropical
seas of Asia. White Mother of pearl colour is a white background
with pearlescense. White Mother of Pearl originates from both
the Phillipines and Indonesia. Black Mother of pearl colour
is a black/grey background with pearlescense over the entire surface
and violet to green iridescence, especially around the lip of
the shell. The best Black Mother of Pearl comes from Tahiti.
hardness is 2.5 mohs and best usees are in inlay, cabbing, bead
making and carving. We carry whole shell in rough and polished,
cut strips and pieces, precision cut pieces and chunky nubs.
Please see below for pricing and details.