What is Mother-of-Pearl?

What We Love About This Iridescent Shell

Dreamy and iridescent, Mother-of-Pearl is an organic shell material produced from the inner layer of various oceanic shells, just like the shiny, outer-coating of pearls. A consistently favored material among long-time fans, Mother-of-Pearl earrings, necklaces, and home décor are now staples in the Kendra Scott line and have anchored many collections.

How It’s Made

Due to the organic nature of the material, each of our Mother-of-Pearl products are one-of-a-kind. No piece will look exactly the same, but all are guaranteed to be beautifully iridescent and naturally (surprisingly!) scratch-resistant. From dying it in gorgeous colors to shaping it into new styles, our experiments from season to season continue to prove that designing with Mother-of-Pearl is endlessly interesting and an experience rife with versatile results.

Our Favorite Mother-of-Pearl Necklaces & More

Mother-of-Pearl can be found throughout our jewelry and home décor collections. Take a look at our Elisa Pendant in Ivory Mother-of-Pearl, the quintessential example of beauty in simplicity. Its neutral hue and petite size make it easy to wear with anything, any day. Or, add to your home’s aesthetic with a strategically-placed Mother-of-Pearl frame or an eclectically-styled tray and infuse your living space with the organic warmth it brings.

Style Tips

For the Everyday

Does your best gal have a June birthday? Gift her Mother-of-Pearl earrings or a necklace to represent her birth month. This thoughtful gesture is both stylish and personal – and she won’t be able to thank you enough for it.

For Your Big Day

Are you hearing wedding bells? If so, may we suggest Mother-of-Pearl jewelry? Both classic and timeless, it’s the material of choice for brides-to-be, and featured prominently in our collection of special occasion jewelry. With a mix of styles wide enough for your bridesmaids to make their own selection, or to wear matching styles if you prefer, the bride can choose the right pieces for her that shine along with every special moment. Add a touch of elegant shimmer with a pair of Mother-of-Pearl earrings, or gift your bridesmaids dainty pendant necklaces for a hint of iridescent sparkle on your special day.

No-Brainer Gifts

Still searching for the perfect gift for mom, your sister, or any other gal in your life? Gift her a dainty and versatile piece like our Betty Stud Earrings in Mother-of-Pearl! And don’t forget, you can also customize her own piece of Mother-of-Pearl jewelry in our Color Bar™.