The Mother Of Pearl

Various Bivalve Mollusks - Click Here For Unbeatable Value On Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Jewelry - Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Earrings - Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Pendants - Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Rings And More, All At Up To 80% Below Retail.All waterborne organisms living within shells, called mollusks, have the ability to produce Mother of Pearl . However, very few mollusks with single shells, called gastropods, do so. High quality Mother of Pearl is produced by the mollusk family called bivalves, which have two-part shells. Anatomy Of Pearl Producing Bivalve - Click Here For Unbeatable Value On Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Jewelry - Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Earrings - Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Pendants - Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Rings And More, All At Up To 80% Below Retail.

The popular belief that Mother of Pearl and Pearl is formed as a result of a grain of sand entering a mollusks shell is false. Mother of Pearl or Nacre forms when an organic irritant such as a parasite, food-particle become trapped within the mollusk, or if the mollusk is injured in some way.


Cross Serction Of Red Abalone Blister Pearl - Click Here For Unbeatable Value On Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Jewelry - Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Earrings - Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Pendants - Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Rings And More, All At Up To 80% Below Retail. Sensing the object the living organism within the mollusk secretes calcium carbonate, a derivative mineral of aragonite, and the binding protein conchiolin, these are the same substances that the animal useFormation Of Mother Of Pearl - Click Here For Unbeatable Value On Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Jewelry - Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Earrings - Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Pendants - Mother Of Pearl Sterling Silver Rings And More, All At Up To 80% Below Retail.s to build its shell. The layers of calcium carbonate settle on the intruder and are interspersed by the conchiolin, which acts as a kind of organic glue binding the crystals together. The regularity of the crystals, and the number of layers results in giving the Mother of Pearl what is called luster.

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