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MOTHER OF PEARL: (also referred to as "MOP") is an extremely beautiful mineral that is secreted by shelled mollusks, either oysters or abalone. These mollusks secrete fine proteins whose chemical compound is calcium carbonate, the same that is found in Coral, Marble and Aragonite. While Mother of Pearl is usually a glossy or very shiny white, it can also be a slight gray or iridescent color. The reason behind Mother of Pearl’s iridescence is because the platelet structure is the same size as the light waves that reflect from it.
Mother of Pearl is said to symbolism fertility and rebirth. It's luster and iridescence wear beautifully on most skin types.
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