4) What is Mother of Pearl?
Mother of pearl, is an iridescent layer of material which forms the shell lining of many mollusks. Pearl oysters and abalone are both sources of mother of pearl, which is widely used as an inlay in jewelry. Mother of pearl comes in several natural colors, and is often bleached and dyed for decorative use. The dye retains the shimmering layers which make mother of pearl so sought after.
8) What is Malachite?
Malachite is found alongside copper deposits. Malachite is found in many places including the Ural Mountains, Israel, Congo, and the US It forms when copper minerals reacts with carbonated water or limestone a green or blue mineral forms as an ore of copper and for making ornamental objects.
11) What is Amazonite?
Amazonite, or Amazon stone, is a trade name given to a light green, bright green or blue-green variety of Microcline Feldspar. Named after the Amazon river and used as trade
during the Egyptian period. A natural gemstone.