Mother of pearl is a thin, iridescent coating of minerals that lines a mollusk shell, also called nacre. Nacre is secreted by oysters and other mollusks to protect them from parasites and foreign objects.
Mother of pearl has a distinct luminescent quality, making it ideal for use in fashion and jewelry. Inlaid mother of pearl is often found adorning musical instruments, furniture, and mirrors.
Thought to harness the calming power of the sea, mother of pearl is a relaxing, soothing, and stress relieving 'stone'.
In addition to stimulating intuition and imagination, mother of pearl is believed to calm emotions and deliver a sense of balance to the wearer.