South Seas Shell or Mother of Pearl Necklace on Gold wire.
12mm pearls on 17-18" 24K gold plated 49 strand stainless steel nylon coated wire. Gold plated magnetic clasp and Leighton Lam brass name tag. Hand painted display card. note: pearl colors may vary slightly
The South Sea Shell Pearl is made from the thickest part of an oyster shell. This raw material, also used to make cultured pearls, is called the "mother of pearl bead". It is shaped and polished to the final shape of the pearl. The nacre layers which are made by oysters or mussels in a cultured pearl is replaced with a new technology of far more durable man made nacre material. This modern form of production also assures longevity. This superior AAA shell pearl will keep its shin and color over time.
Made in Hawaii