What do you think of when you hear someone say Mother of Pearl?
Well, those-in-the-know call it nacre.
A beautiful, iridescent coating on the inside of a shell and only SOME shell-abiding creatures can make it.
So, it's a true skill - clever little creatures...
Mother of Pearl is also what pearls are made from. When something nasty gets inside an oyster shell, they use nacre to coat it and after many layers, a pearl is made.
Mother of Pearl has been used for thousands of years, since the ancient Egyptians.
In ancient lore it has been thought to attract financial prosperity and is used in Feng Shui to symbolise wealth.
- attracts fortune and happiness
- powerful protection stone for children
- brings harmony to relationships
- used to purify your environment
- for relaxation and well being
- heightens intuition and imagination
- calming and comforting
Because of the way it protects and nurtures, mother of pearl is often used as a protection stone for children. Some mums put mother of pearl shell on their newborn baby's bellies to protect them through life.
Combining words of intention and meditation with mother of pearl can be very effective. As well as having a soothing protection from negative energy it enhances intuition and imagination.
Did you know that best way to keep your mother of pearl jewellery in good condition is to wear it?
Our natural oils help prevent the shell from drying out.
I have a few conch and abalone favourites decorating my window sills and by my bath. I love being reminded of the ocean when I am inside.
What about you? I'd love to see your beachy window sill pics! Share them with me using #divinecreatures
Now you know exactly what this special shell is and how to use it, you may as well take a trip to the beach and see what you can find!
Sending you lots of relaxing vibes and inspired adventures for the rest of the week...
Divine Creatures Jewellery
p.s. This weekend we are @ Burleigh Farmer's Market and The Village Markets, Burleigh