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 Mother-of-Pearl, White Gemstone Properties 


Design Possibilities

Exquisite, iridescent mother-of-pearl epitomizes everything we love about being feminine. Its beauty is gentle and delicate. It calls up feelings of tenderness. That's understandable because mother-of-pearl is truly a mother. Its name refers to the inner layer of a mollusk shell where a pearl literally grows from the mother-of-pearl secretions. Like all "feminine" women, mother-of-pearl has a beauty uniquely its own. Create a necklace with white mother-of-pearl and give a gift of beautiful old-fashioned feminine elegance to every woman you love-yourself included.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

Mother-of-pearl may look delicate and gentle and even old-fashioned, but modern women, especially, need its spiritual values. Since it has a tremendous ability to calm and lessen the fears of those who wear it, it is especially helpful for anyone whose life is intense and stressful. I don't know a single modern woman whose life isn't.
Mineral InformationCalcium carbonate, aragonite
Chemical Composition84-92% calcium-carbonate, 4-13% organic substances, 3-4% water
ColorWhite to cream color
Hardness3-4
Specific Gravity2.60-2.78
Refractive Index1.52-1.66

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**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.


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