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Organic Amber and Mother of Pearl Silver Rings

  • £3790

Two organic gemstones hand set in silver to create classic rings . White Mother of Pearl is shown on the right of the image and cognac Amber on the left. 

Mother of Pearl is the name given to an irridescent substance called nacre created by certain molluscs.  It forms the shells of pearl bearing oysters and is composed of the same material as pearls. Nacre is a combination of the mineral Aragonite and a protein called conchiolin.  Oyster beds are found in the Pacific and Indian oceans and are an important source of livelihood for the island communities. The oysters health and ability to produce pearls and nacre  depends on a healthy ecosystem with a good biodiversity so it is in the interest of the pearl farmers to maintain the purity and diversity of the marine environments. 

It is thought Mother of Pearl has  a relaxing , soothing and calming effect also stimulating the imagination and increasing sensitivity. .

Amber is the fossilised resin of ancient pine trees existing about 44 million years ago in the Baltic region. As the trees fell to the ground layers of sediments covered the forest remains and a process known as molecular polymerization occured evenually creating Amber. Ancient cultures thought that the rays of the sun were captured in Amber, what a lovely idea! Amber was also called The Gold of the North due to its enticing golden hues. Amber was one of the commodities traded along the famous "Amber Road" which lead from the Baltic to the Mediterranean and then onto the " Silk Route"  to the East.

A birthstone for Aries and Leo, it is said to promote courage , vitality and personal growth.

These rings are also availble in blue and brown Goldstone, Pink and Blue Paua Shell ( see second image)

Average ring weight:  4.5 grams      Gemstone size : 1.4 cm x 1cm 

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