The Dual Life of Mother-of-Pearl
Known as nacre (pronounced nay' ker) to scientists, astute jewelry buyers know the iridescent gleam as mother-of-pearl. Although recognized for its ... The miniscule "bricks" are made of calcium carbonate—the same substance found in antacids or chalk ...
Mother-of-pearl inspires super-strong material
Whether traditional or derived from high technology, ceramics all have the same flaw: they are fragile. Yet this characteristic may soon be a thing of the past ... a new ceramic material inspired by mother-of-pearl from the small single-shelled marine ...
Mother of pearl attracting international interest
The Cygnet Bay Pearl ... mother of pearl shell was more widely used. "There is still a demand for it," Mr Brown said "The biggest one I think, and the most high value demand, is for watch faces but they still use it for all those other things as well."
Science makes better mother of pearl, mollusks now redundant
There was once a time where a pearl was a spectacularly rare thing. Cultured pearls have ruined that a little bit, but we haven't been able to replicate the trick that mollusks pull to produce nacre, the material responsible for both mother of pearl and ...
Holy Mother of Pearl...Maybach 57S gets new white finish
Similarly-colored Rolls-Royce Phantoms have the same effect. They look as if they cost even more money. In any case, as casual observers and aficionados who enjoy this sort of thing ... mother-of-pearl finish: Maybach 57 S in a shining white livery ...