I have been asked many times regarding my excitement over Mother of Pearl. I picked up some vintage buttons recently, and this was just a sampling of what was in the grouping, and I could feel my heart beating faster and faster and faster, as I pulled these out, which may seem crazy to some, (ha), but I decided to put them on my mom’s old china platter and take some pictures to show you the design, the colors – some have been dyed, such as the aqua and pink ones, the intricate patterns, the sculpting, and the carving. Some of you have experienced the way that Mother of Pearl feels between your fingers, if you put it up to your face, but it’s an extremely cool feel, and you always know that you have an authentic Mother of Pearl piece, if it feels cold to the touch. Also, if you turn it around you can see part of the shell still there that’s been filed down…so, thank you for bearing with me “once again” as I show you the beauty of these Mother of Pearl buttons, and buckles. I love the iridescent colors.
Here is the definition of Mother of Pearl: the hard, pearly internal layer of certain marine shells, as of the pearl oyster or abalone, which is used in the arts, in making of pearl buttons, etc.