Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gemstone of the Week: Mother of Pearl

("Ioanna" by Handmaden Designs)

Alright, so technically, Mother of  Pearl isn't a gemstone, but it is used a lot in jewelry and as a decorative inlay for a lot things.  Mother of Pearl is that iridescent layer found inside of clams, oysters, and other mollusk shells. It is made of the exact same material as pearls are.