Peruvian Nacar Shell

by admin on October 14, 2010

In Peru, Mother of Pearl is called Nacar. This lustrous white shell is often featured in artisan jewelry designs like this Mother of Pearl Silver Necklace. The shell is carved by hand to enhance its natural shine, and then attached to a .950 sterling silver finding. The chain itself is also handcrafted with woven sterling silver. Peruvian Jewelry designs often utilize the natural resources that are so abundant in Peru, and showcase the beauty of the country itself. Peruvian necklaces, bracelets and earrings feature stones and shells including Spondylus, Sodalite, Serpentine, and Obsidian.