Pearl honored by Art'emi

Ah the good oyster.... after eating, take time to admire the inside of its home! Blue and pink pearls line the shell.... but they are not pigments or dyes that give these colors and shades. In fact, nacre is a natural organic phenomenon (and not a mineral as one might think). It is very hard and is deposited in thin superimposed layers that cover the inside of the shell. It is the oyster itself that separates these layers of aragonite.

Mother-of-pearl is a material we recognize and love for its iridescent reflections. Very elegant and sophisticated, it is a fine stone that we love to wear on a piece of jewelry. Its soft aspect will give you confidence and reveal your femininity. The tones of this precious stone will sublimate ring, bracelet, earrings or even necklace.

Do not hesitate to come and discover our sublime pearl jewelry.

Mother-of-pearl, a fine stone in the color of the rainbow

The word " mother-of-pearl " comes from the Arabic " naqqara ". In English, it was called after Queen Elizabeth I gave it its name " Mother-of-Pearl ".

Finally, mother-of-pearl  is the inner coating, with iridescent (rainbow) reflections , of certain mollusc shells such as oysters and abalone. Biosynthesized by the mantle and composed of aragonite crystals bound by a protein called conchyolin. It is the thin layers of aragonite that cause the iridescence effect, these pretty reflections of mother-of-pearl that change according to the angle of observation.

In addition, the milky color and theiridescent, exceptional elements of mother-of-pearl quickly made it very popular in the manufacture of jewelry, but also buttons, musical instruments (many luthiers use it to personalize instruments. Although expensive, the result is often very beautiful and transforms the instrument into a real work of art), and other decorative or fashion objects.

Finally for the Greeks, this stone is a symbol of love, and they offered their beloved a jewel in worked mother-of-pearl. Catholics also love it, because it symbolizes purity and gentleness. In addition, they use it to make effigies of the Virgin or rosaries. For Polynesians, mother-of-pearl is considered the marine reflection of divinity, " the smile of the gods "...

The benefits and care of these gemstones

In lithotherapy, the mother-of-pearl, by its milky color, would have maternal and protective virtues. It would protect with softness of the aggressions of the external environment and would bring calm and serenity. Thus, it would protect from bad influences and would be very reassuring.

Mother of pearl is organic, and therefore, very sensitive to your environment. It can be cleaned using warm water, soap and a soft brush to remove traces of dirt. What could be simpler? No need to go to Perpète-lès-Oies to get a magic product, everything is in your bathroom. Please draw your brushes.

A surprising combination of white stone and shiny metal

The vast majority of mother-of-pearl jewelry is made of silver or white gold, but a few, in yellow gold, offer a surprising marriage between the pure whiteness of the mother-of-pearl and the warm shine of the metal. The jewelry store offers several precious metals to make these creations. They are made from solid silver, vermeil, gold and rose gold. It is thanks to these quality materials that we can guarantee the hardness and longevity of our jewelry.

If you are not sure that mother-of-pearl is made for you, we advise you to go and see more in detail our sheet on semi-precious stones to find your happiness. There are many possibilities, such as turquoise, pink quartz, black agate and tourmaline. Thanks to Art'emi's wonderful collection of gemstone jewelry, you will undoubtedly discover the jewel of your dreams.

If you are looking for a jewelry engraving workshop in Brussels, welcome to Art'emi. In addition to offering you a variety of unique and original creations, we also offer you the possibility to personalize your jewelry. Thanks to our engraving workshop in Brussels, you are free to engrave a name, a date, a drawing or a text on your jewelry in only 24 hours.

To create an engraving on your signet ring, on your ring, on your chain bracelet or on your watch, our jewelry store in Brussels has the necessary experience and know-how. From personalized engravings on silver to engravings on stone or metal: we are able to engrave all types of jewelry.

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Engrave your jewelry but also your personal objects!

In addition to jewelry, our engraving store in Brussels also offers you the possibility to personalize your personal objects: we provide engravings on key rings and tags in Brussels. After all, every object deserves to be converted into a unique and original creation. 

Our engraving workshop in Brussels combines professionalism, know-how and precision to offer you the jewel you have always dreamed of. Our wish is to offer you creations that are different from those you have acquired in the past. This leads us to offer you handmade, original and creative jewels, made with a remarkable technicality.

At Art'emi, we seek to bring each piece of jewelry we offer to life: engraving is one of the ways we do this. 

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