Mother-of-pearl is one of the most fascinating natural materials known to humankind. Its magical glossiness and intriguing array of colours make it perfect for enhancing the appearance of turnery, furniture, caskets, toys and musical instruments. It is easy to work and polish and therefore ideal for intarsia, marquetry and jewellery applications. The white, pink, black and gold mother-of-pearl is harvested from the saltwater pearl (pinctada maxima). The paua mother-of-pearl is harvested from a mussle species (haliotis iris) from the South Seas that has a highly figured and colourful grain (blue/turquoise/green). Colours and materials as shown may vary from the original. Thickness approx. 1.3 mm.