AUSTRALIAN MOTHER OF PEARL
The Australian mother of pearl, also named MOP, is derived from a shell (Pinctada Maxima) harvested and bred in the pristine water of Australia.
It is bred for pearl production but the same shell is very appreciated for its iridescence mother of pearl that is used for manufacturing high quality buttons.
The shells are harvested and than cut in round blanks. These are subjected to sanding in special tumblers to obtain semi-finished products suitable for subsequent process.
Next step consist in turning of the mother of pearl blanks into buttons. The last phase is the buttons finishing: they are polished and, if requested by the customer, they could be varnished with veiled paint to maintain the iridescent reflections of this material.
It is the perfect button for classic high fashion packaging: in particular for classy shirt and knitwear.