Black Mother of Pearl & Rhodium Pendant
Mother of Pearl (MOP) & Gold Plated & Cubic Zirconia
Mother of Pearl is the iridescent layer of material which forms the shell lining of many molluscs, especially pearl oysters and abalone. This shell lining is also what gives the pearls their coating. Mother of Pearl shell is used in a variety of products including jewellery. Mother of Pearl comes in several natural colours.
Clipper Pearls have bulk, silver and gold lipped raw Mother of Pearl shells (Pinctada maxima) for sale. The shells range from Small, Medium, Large and Low Grade, which vary in height and thickness.
Mother of Pearl from Broome Australia.
Rhodium is a silver-white hard metal often found in platinum ores. It is the most expensive precious metal. In its natural solid state Rhodium is far too hard to work, but it is used as an alloy in the smelting of platinum and palladium.
Rhodium plating is a metal deposition process used to coat materials with a decorative and protective layer of rhodium. Rhodium is a noble metal that imparts an extremely bright and hard wearing finish when applied as plating. When applied as a thin plate, it affords a durable finish of exceptional brightness. Rhodium finishes can greatly enhance the appearance and longevity of any metal to which they are applied.