Shell, Mother of Pearl White Rounds 10mm on 16" Strands


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  • Mother of pearl white 10mm round beads on 16" strands
  • Natural Mother of Pearl is beige, white mother of pearl has been bleached
  • Technically mother of pearl is the nacre that forms on the inside of molluscs and other bivalves that also make pearls
  • Whereas pearls are made when an irritant, natural or inserted by humans, is covered with nacre, mother of pearl beads are cut from the actual mollusc shells.
  • This is why large mother of shell beads are rare - the shells and their nacre linings aren't large enough for many large beads.