I fell in love with these enchanting artifacts the moment I laid eyes upon them: Carved mother of pear disks, inlaid with abalone shell. They are framed in branched hexagonal sterling silver settings. The wild, tidal rainbows of the abalone contrast beautifully with the tender, blushing light of the pearl. They remind me of the moon, pale and and serene, and the sea, alive with mystery.
Mother of pearl is the silky, rainbow-iridescent organic material that lines the inside of shells. Since prehistoric times, it has been dearly valued, carved into precious objects, or set as decorative inlays and mosaic tiles. It is a mineral designed by nature to provide both protection and comfort. It is a symbol sanctity and nourishment, the liberating power of dreams, the light in the darkness.
Matches beautifully with our sterling silver snake chains, found in our Chains & Accessories section.