Stretch abalone mother-of-pearl bracelet made of square-shaped abalone pieces. The stretchable principle of the bracelet means that it is worn close to the wrist and is convenient to wear.
The circumference of the bracelet measures approximately 20 cm and each square measures 1.2 cm by 1.8 cm for a weight of 33 grams.
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.