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mother of pearl

An iridescent substance that naturally appears in certain mollusk shells. It is often used as a decorative material for items like buttons and jewelry. The mother of pearl earrings you gave me for my birthday are so beautiful!
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A pair of earrings with the snowcap mother-of-pearl emblem can also be transformed into more elaborate creations by adding the detachable pendants that create a cascading effect with shimmering diamonds and pearls.
Long before other so-called creatives caught on his idea to use mother-of-pearl as ornament, the Swiss craftsman was already blending this material with gold and silver to produce breathtaking baubles that merit second glances.
Crowned in thorns, urchins on the halfshell top a basket of uncleft fruits de mer , their briny, sweet, shucked nothings laid bare on mother-of-pearl.
On the other hand, complexity can also emerge from a special combination of form, material and pattern -- by putting a simple, classic form together with, say, mother-of-pearl, eggshell and an ancient motif.
Matt formula: skin-effect matt finish and softness that elegantly contrast with the iridescence of mother-of-pearl.
The pale pink mother-of-pearl carved with baroque designs is decorated with a technique known as pique--the inlaying of gold wire to create a pattern of dots.
Other highlights on the mother-of-pearl dial are the 24 diamonds group around the date display and the single Montblanc Diamond.
Intricate carvings are inlaid with mother-of-pearl and the seats are covered in finely hand-embroidered silk.
For pounds 45,000, Italian design house Studio M will adorn your 500 with 24-carat gold paint, mother-of-pearl trim and cashmere floormats.
The thieves climbed in through an upstairs window and stole the cash, a silver Sekonda watch with a rectangular mother-of-pearl face, and a gold gate-link bracelet.
Davis' creations include light-as-air bamboo bracelets inset with Swarovski crystals, delicate flower pendants made of mother-of-pearl, and necklaces strung with tagua nuts and seeds.
Rosewood, satinwood, walnut, brass, mother-of-pearl, 31 1/4 x 60 x 35 3/4" (79.
It has a two-inch barrel, factory engraving and mother-of-pearl grips.
Chairs and banquettes will be upholstered in soft, chic, white Ultrasuede cloth, and glass tabletops will be set with inlaid mother-of-pearl silverware, clear textured glass plates and glassware with frosted glass bases.