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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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Kim runs his workshop and the Lacquerware Inlaid with Mother-of-pearl Experience Center and Succession Hall funded by the Yangju city government there.
pigment mother-of-pearl, bronze, for making wallpaper by gravure printing.
With the pink mother-of-pearl, the collection welcomes a mineral known for its purity matched by a colour synonymous with emotions and tenderness.
'I love the delicate carving of the mother-of-pearl and the way the material shines when it catches the light.
Five round-cut white diamonds are joined by five heart-shaped rubies on a mother-of-pearl dial, framed on the interior and exterior of the rim by more rows of diamonds.
Worn close to the neck with a cocktail dress or longer for a more relaxed style, the length of the adjustable red gold necklace is adorned with an open snowcap pendant in mother-of-pearl set inside a gold circle.
Choose a Swiss made watch with stainless steel case and gold-coloured finish, white dial with mother-of-pearl section, gold-plated hour markers and hands.
Mother-of-Pearl Antiques and Collectibles is not for the casual collector, but for the serious collector interested in the history, collection and art of carved mother-of-pearl.
While the outer layer of mollusk shells are composed of 95 percent chalk, which is brittle, they are coated with an extremely strong and tough layer of nacre, or mother-of-pearl, on the inside.
The dial is presented in pearled mother-of-pearl. On the bezel are 60 baguette-cut diamonds and a "Brilliant Omega Cut" diamond sparkles on the crown.
Each piece has a distinct personality, enhanced with a nickel, silver and mother-of-pearl finish and high-gloss veneers.
The pearl also includes skin restoration elements, mainly in what is called "Mother-of-Pearl," as it contains sodium salts responsible for improving hydro lipid balance; silica salts, which stimulate cell regeneration; and trace elements, which boost cell metabolism and provide a source of energy for skin plus A, B, C and E vitamins which combat free radicals and boost and revitalize skin.
Bathrooms feature soaking tubs, Kohler fixtures and mother-of-pearl vanities.
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Saint Lucy's Eye is the mother-of-pearl cover of a winkle found along the French Riviera and carried as an amulet.