These shells from the deep seas of Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand, are used to realize our most precious and exclusive products, such as OCEAN, RILIEVI and LAGUNA mosaics, MOP and D-MOP tiles and panels and furnishing complements. They are all suitable to match each other using the same kind of shell.
Our mother of pearl collections include mosaics with or without joints, mounted on mesh, ceramic or panels of any size to meet any needs of design .
Wash basins, bath accessories, door handles and decorative vases have been all conceived to complete the interior design.They are all suitable to be matched with the mosaics using the same shell and kind of inlay.
Mother of Pearl and Shells
Shells are masterpieces of nature of amazing beauty, with sinuous and elegant shapes and wonderful colours, they are sculptures that remain unchanged for a very long time.
The outside part of the shell, covered with limestone and marine deposits, is unattractive but hides the mother of pearl with its iridescent colours: blue, green and purple that fade in shades of yellow and pink, with hints of gold and silver.
The shells and therefore also the mother of pearl are composed of 98% calcium carbonate and of 2% water. Consequently, the mother of pearl is waterproof and doesn’t fear the contact with water.
The form of the shell depends on the way according to which the calcium crystals join each other, while the colour is determined by the light filtering into the sea and by the quality of the water.
As mother of pearl is a natural material, its shade and iridescence may vary at each supply. For this reason the colour of the samples is only indicative.
Thanks to its particular iridescence it has been used to produce jewelry for thousands of years. The finest and most precious mother of pearl is from the shells of the deep seas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Some shells grow spontaneously, others are cultured in fresh or sea water in dedicated areas, in full respect of their natural habitat.
Our mother of pearl is obtained only from shells species that are not protected by the international conventions.