Colourful Rainbow MOP Shell Flat Oval Drops Beads

Product Code: ga4530

Availability:In stock

Price is per 15-inch string of these beautiful beads. All slightly different, but average largest measures about 9mm x 7mm x 2mm. Many colours - red, mauve, green, yellow & blue.

Gems of the Sea

"It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire." --Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Collecting shells has been a pastime of many, young and old, for centuries. These beautiful shells have been harvest from the South China Sea, dyed, and strung ready for you to make a necklace or bracelet.

 

The shining, playful, reflected light of mother-of-pearl has attracted attention since ancient times. Over time, different technology has turned mother-of-pearl into many uses, apart from jewellery. Today, it's dyed every colour under the sun - creating attractive, colourful jewellery at affordable prices.

Mother-of-pearl is formed by the mollusks as a protective shell. Like the pearl it's a secretion of the mantle, composed of alternate layers of calcium carbonate and conchiolin. Among the chief sources are pearl oysters from tropical seas.