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14K Two-tone Gold Mother-of-Pearl Faith Pendant w/ 18" Chain - 140-017


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140-017 - 14K Two-tone Gold Mother-of-Pearl Faith Pendant w/ 18'' Chain
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14K Two-tone Gold Mother-of-Pearl Faith Pendant w/ 18" Chain

A timeless keepsake! Crafted in 14K yellow gold, this pendant features a flat, white mother-of-pearl in the center with a border of polished gold. Along the bottom, this pendant is accented with your choice of a cross or an angel. The cross choice showcases a set of praying hands in white gold. On the upper left of is a gold cross with rays connecting the cross to the gold border. The other choice is a gold angel with praying hands gazing at a white gold star in the upper left of the circle. Both beautiful pieces.

Details
  • Choices:
    Angel
    Cross
  • Metal: 14K Yellow and White Gold
  • Stone Information:
    Angel: One oval flat cut 20mm white mother-of-pearl
    Angel: One oval flat cut 23 x 19mm white mother-of-pearl
  • Setting Type: Prong
  • Measurements:
    Cross Pendant: 1-5/16"L x 13/16"W
    Angle Pendant: 1-1/16"L x 13/16"W
    Chain: 18"L
  • Chain: Rope
  • Closure: Spring Ring
  • Collection: Signature Luxe™
  • Country of Origin: Bolivia

Please note: Pendant can be removed from chain.

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Mother-of-Pearl    


Mother-of-Pearl:

Mother-of-pearl is found on the shells of mollusks, such as mussels and oysters, and the shells of pseudopods, such as snails. When the young of these creatures come into the world, they create a shell “house” in order to preserve their existence. The walls of this housing are formed with layers their of secretions, ensuring a simultaneous growth of house and creature together.

Depending on the type of animal and the environment in which it lives, secretions create various shapes and colors found on the different types of mother-of-pearl. “White” mother-of-pearl comes from pearl-bearing oysters. It features high reflective properties and is one of the most commonly used types of this material. “ Iridescent” mother-of-pearl is a type in which the colors of pink and green are predominant, while “variegated” mother-of-pearl is a multicolored type. “Stone” mother-of-pearl is white with a low reflective power, while “mat” mother-of-pearl is dull grey and also has a low reflective power.

The shiny quality of mother-of-pearl has attracted attention for thousands of years. The Louvre Museum features mother-of-pearl objects that belonged to the Sumerians and were found in Mesopotamia. In China, a dish with geometric-shaped pieces of mother-of-pearl was found that belonged to the Tang Dynasty in 618-906 A.D. Mother-of-pearl work was also common in ancient Italy, Greece and Cyprus. Today, different types of mother-of-pearl are commonly used in the art world. This type of art is certainly a challenge, for in order for them to be made into works of art, the mother-of-pearl pieces must be thick enough to withstand being worked upon and be of high enough quality to beautifully reflect colors of the rainbow.




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