Mother of Pearl Beads and Pendants from Rings & Things:
Lovely mother of pearl beads and pendants (sometimes known as trocha shell beads or simply MOP beads) are created from the iridescent coating (nacre) that lines the inside of mollusk shells.
Choose from natural (untreated) golden mother of pearl beads, standard (bleached) mother of pearl beads, and occasionally, black lip shell beads and pendants (black MOP).
In caring for mother of pearl, be aware that alcohol will eat through the nacre, causing irreparable damage to the color and luster. The perennial popularity of these semiprecious beads and pendants is no surprise — mother of pearl has been treasured in jewelry for centuries!
Mystics believe that mother of pearl stimulates intuition, sensitivity, imagination and adaptability, and helps with clarity in decision making. Mother of Pearl symbolizes faith, charity, and innocence.