Golden bracelet with an abalone mother-of-pearl, abalone shell cross. The golden chain is adjustable and attached to a little cross-shaped abalone mother-of-pearl. The bracelet measures 20 cm and is adjustable. Meticulous work is required for the setting of the abalone mother-of-pearl piece. The dimension of the heart is 1 cm by 1 cm for an overall weight of 3 grams (chain included).
This beautiful piece of jewelry from the Bijoux Pacifique ® collection is the result of cutting and polishing an abalone shell otherwise called sea opal or sea ear. Most of our mother-of-pearl come from New Zealand where we call the abalone "Paua".
The exoskeleton (shell) of the paua is oval, the exterior being covered with gray encrustations. Inside, mother-of-pearl is an iridescent mix of several colors, including green, blue, purple, and sometimes pink.
Depending on the shape and the way the abalone mother-of-pearl is shaped, the resulting jewel will create iridescent reflections of bluish mother-of-pearl. These reflections will be different depending on the exposure to light. Note that this piece of Bijoux Pacifique © is handcrafted and the indications given (weight, dimension) may vary slightly from one piece to another. The photographs presented are contractual and taken by us on our own pieces.