This necklace is made with natural pink mother of pearl nugget petals that are interspersed with rhodocrosite beads. the mother of pearl petals are all different but are about 30 mm long by 20 mm wide. The mother of pearl has a lot of sheen and really catches the light and has hints of golden in it. The color is gorgeous and can be worn with everything. The necklace is 17 1/2” in length. It is finished with a 18k gold vermeil hook clasp. The necklace frames the face beautifully.
Mother of pearl is the iridescent substance that forms the lining of the shells of some fresh water and some salt-water mollusks. Like the pearl it is a secretion made by the animal's mantle and made up of of alternate layers of calcium carbonate and conchiolin. It is light reacting with this layering which gives mother of pearl its sheen. It signifies faith, charity. The pearl has been known as a stone of sincerity and loyalty. Among the chief sources or mother of pearl are the pearl oyster, found in warm and tropical seas but the substance can also form in the shells of fresh water mollusks.
The pink color of rhodochrosite is caused by the element manganese and it is formed when manganese is dissolved by ground water and combines with a carbonate material and then drips off the ceiling of caves and crevices deep underground. It is commonly found in the form of stalactites and stalagmites in the caves of Argentina.
See matching pink mother of pearl earrings CE4954RL and matching bracelet CB1053RL.