Mother of Pearl was a very fashionable material used to make buttons in the 17th century. It was not long before it became desirable to use Mother of Pearl in the designing of jewelry. Famed for its shimmering beauty, the play of color floats over the surface of the interior lining. Pearls are known to purify the mind, giving healing strength and calming energy. It has been a delight to create fashionable pieces in our collection working with Mother of Pearl, setting in gold and using diamonds and other precious and semi-precious stones to enhance the Mother of Pearl.