What is Mother of pearl ?


Pearls and mother of pearl are made of the same substance: nacre, an iridescent material composed of calcium carbonate.



Nacre is created by mollusks to protect their soft interior tissue. The difference between pearls and mother of pearl is placement. Mother of pearl is created on the inner linings of a shell.



A pearl, on the other hand, is created when a foreign object enters the shell and the mollusk encases the foreign object in order to protect itself. The material used to create the encasement is the same nacre, or mother of pearl, the material discussed above.



The end result of this foreign object being encased in nacre is a round-shaped pearl, whereas mother of pearl takes the shape of the shell that it lines.

Note natural Pearl and Mother of Pearl are expensive than those man-made/cultured. 


Mother of Pearl is nice for handmade your own designer items, and easy way to make your jewelry , or making your prototype. Since Pearl price range could be very wide, and it can be easily cheated if you are outsider. While Mother of Pearl, its shape and price are reasonable. it is good for handmaker to make their jewelry easily. Apart from this, Mother of Pearl is easily colored , it can give out a more pleasant outlook and have different style.


1 strand 8-12mm Mix Color Mother of Pearl Round Sphere Beads (MOP0005)

Dimension: 8mm - 12mm

Hole Size: 0.8 - 1.0 mm

Item Code: MOP0005

Color: 3 Mix Colors (Pink, White, Grey)

Full Strand: 38cm

8mm ~ 45-46 beads

10mm beads - 37-38 beads

12mm beads - 30-31 beads

We can provide various Mother of Pearl Color, if you want to colored other color , please contact us for pricing.
Material: Mother of Pearl



Wholesales discount: If you order over 50 bead strands , please contact us for additional discount.




1 full strand 8-12mm Mix Color Mother of Pearl Round Beads (MOP0005)

Artikelnummer: MOP0005
  • FAQ

    Gold filled vs gold plated?

    Gold plating is a very thin layer of solid gold applied to a brass base or other metal/alloy thru a electro plating process. The plating does not compose any measurable proportion of the products total weight. Gold plating will generally wear off rather quickly. 


    Small Tips for supplies
    - Care as the same manner as other precious jewelry items.
    - Clean regularly using a little bit of warm water, and a soft cloth to dry and shine after.
    - Many chemicals actually are abrasive or corrosive and can cause some damage or color alteration
    - Heavy wear and rough conditions (extreme weather, cosmetic, alcoholic perfumes, salt water, chlorine, detergents, cleaning agents...) will of course impact on their looks