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Mother of Pearl

Mother 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.

The 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.

 

White Mother of Pearl Whole Shell Rough

Shells under 14 oz with a 10 oz minimum

$6.00 per oz. Add To Cart

Shells over 14 oz with an 18 oz minimum

$8.00 per oz. Add to Cart

White Mother of Pearl Whole Shell Polished

Shells measure 8" diagonally and sell for approximately $100 each with a 8 oz minimum, depending on thickness

$12.00 per oz Add To Cart 

White Mother of Pearl Cut Strips and Pieces

$10.00 per oz Add To Cart 

Minimum order 3 oz.

White Mother of Pearl Precision Cut Pieces

$5.00 gm Add To Cart 

White Mother of Pearl Chunky Nubs

$10.00 per oz. Add To Cart

Minimum order 6 oz. (Approximately $60.00 per nub)

Black Mother of Pearl Whole Shell Rough

Each Shell Is Approximately 8 oz

$5.00 per oz. Add To Cart 

Black Mother of Pearl Whole Shell Polished

A. 2 1/2 inch  $2.00 ea OUT OF STOCK

B. 3 inch  $3.00 ea OUT OF STOCK

C. 3 1/2 inch  $4.00 ea  OUT OF STOCK

D. 4 inch  $12.00 ea   Add To Cart

E. 4 1/2 inch  $15.00 ea  Add To Cart

F. 5 inch  $25.00 ea   Add To Cart

Black Mother of Pearl Cut Strips and Pieces

 $10.00 per oz. Add To Cart

Minimum Order 3 oz.


Black Mother of Pearl Polished Discs

A. 36 mm $6.00 ea  Add To Cart

B. 31 mm with drilled top hole $2.50 ea Add to cart

C. 31 mm plain (no top hole) $2.00 ea  Add to cart

Black Mother of Pearl Rough Discs

A. 5/8 " $1.00 ea   Add To Cart

B. 7/8"  $2.00 ea  Add To Cart

C. 1 1/4"  $3.00 ea  Add To Cart

D. 1 3/4"  $10.00 ea  Add To Cart

           
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