Although often viewed as the little sister of the traditional pearl, mother of pearl jewellery is also widely coveted thanks to its one-of-a-kind appearance. A gemstone that works especially well at garden parties, weddings and other outdoor events, accessorise your outfit with a pair of mother of pearl earrings or ring for just a hint of refined glamour!
While pearls and mother of pearl are both formed from the same substance - nacre - the difference between the two stones arises from their placement as they are formed. Mother of pearl forms along the inner linings of molluscs, while pearls are formed deep inside the mollusc. The iridescent mother of pearl layer that forms inside the shell can be skilfully sculpted into cabochons, gemstones that are shaped and polished, making for an interesting and attractive mother of pearl jewellery creations.
Shop our wide mother of pearl jewellery collection available at Joshua James, and find mother of pearl earrings, necklaces, and bracelets in a plethora of stylish designs. If you haven’t found the perfect piece of jewellery in this collection, why not shop more gift options available.