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Mother-of-pearl: properties and significance

Mother-of-pearl is one of the most historic of all natural stones. It has been used for many years and is a symbol of elegance, tradition and classic style.

Mother of Pearl a natural stone: what is Mother of Pearl, properties of Mother of Pearl and Mother of Pearl Jewelry 

Would you like to know more curious aspects of the Madreperla stone? Today at LAVANI, we tell you all about this famous white stone, one of the most famous stones in jewelry, a field that we master.

Discover the Madreperla stone!


1. What is Mother of Pearl

Mother-of-pearl is an organic stone that forms on the seabed inside shells at great depths.

The composition of Mother-of-Pearl is from crystallized calcium, CaCo3, known as Aragonite.

This stone is formed due to the mother-of-pearl produced by mollusks, which when it forms layers and layers, ends up creating what everyone knows as Mother-of-Pearl.

Traditional form of the material Mother-of-pearl


2. Mother-of-pearl color

As you probably know, the color of Mother of Pearl is white.

Mother-of-pearl reflects white tones with iridescent and shimmering illuminations - its color is a true beauty! 

Mother-of-pearl white color with sparkles


3. Origin of Mother-of-pearl and where Mother-of-pearl is found

The origin of Mother of Pearl is in the sea and therefore, we can find Mother of Pearl in oceans and large seas, in general, since in all the seas of the world we can find this stone in greater or lesser quantity.

Mother-of-pearl marine formation 

4. Mother-of-pearl properties

Mother-of-pearl is associated with various properties:

  • Property of absolute happiness.
  • Property of long-lasting beauty, without aging.
  • Property of bringing luck to anyone who sees it.
  • Property of influencing the oceans and seas, due to its marine origin.

Mental properties of Mother of Pearl 

5. Jewelry made with Mother of Pearl

In jewelry, Mother of Pearl is one of the most valued and demanded materials, since, any jewelry with Mother of Pearl becomes timeless and elegant. A jewel for a lifetime, like .

Hoop earrings with natural Madreperla pearls




6. How to care for Mother of Pearl

Mother of pearl is a very delicate material, so from LAVANI we advise you to always keep your pearl jewelry in a safe place, as in .

Also, avoid perfumes and soaps, and it is advisable not to shower or swim with Mother of Pearl.

Finally, we recommend wiping your Mother-of-Pearl with a damp cotton swab when you are finished using it to remove any dirt and sweat it may have.

Girl with pearl earrings clean


We are sure you love Mother of Pearl as much as we do, it is a jewelry material that will always be a long term investment, because it is a classic material of very good quality that can be in your jewelry box for years with great care. It's time to show it off!


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