Mother of Pearl Properties; though organic in nature, Mother of Pearl, also known as Abalone, has been used as a healing crystal in Crystal Therapy for centuries and is commonly referred to as a gemstone. Mother of Pearl gets its name from the fact that it is the iridescent lining of shell, where pearls can grow.
AKA: Abalone, Abalone Shell, Oyster Shell
Astrological Sign(s): Cancer
Birthstone: April (Cabochon)
Color: white, cream, brown, iridescent rainbow
Mother of Pearl, also known as Abalone, Abalone Shell, Oyster Shell or Nacre, is the inner lining of clams, scallops and other mollusks or molluscs (sea snails). This shell lining can range from white to rainbow color. It can have a low luster or be highly iridescent. Abalone is specie of mollusc; there are about 93,000 recognized species.
Whether from Abalone or another species, the properties of this shell are the same. Pearls also have the same properties, as they are created by certain species of molluscs and are made of the same substance, calcium carbonate.
Shells are related significantly to the ocean, because they have been part of it for many years. The ocean brings feelings of well-being and relaxation, it arouses all of our senses. Holding a piece makes you feel beauty, comfort, caring, delight, gentleness, love, peacefulness and solace.
In China, Mother of Pearl is highly prized as a stone that attracts fortune and happiness. It is considered a good luck amulet and is often given to loved ones to wish them good luck and prosperity in life.
Abalone is reported by intuitive sources to stimulate psychic development and intuition and promotes imagination in a healthy way.
Mother of Pearl is said to attract prosperity. It is purported to protect from negative influence, and transmute negative energy. It is said to be highly protective and a particularly potent stone of protection for children. Mother of Pearl is used to purify environments. Mother of Pearl is also used in metaphysics to access primordial and racial memories.
Emotionally, Mother of Pearl properties create a more harmonious and balanced emotion state. It can be especially useful for handling and calming emotional situations and be very soothing to the emotions. Having it nearby when working through an emotional situation is said to be beneficial and to promote cooperation and adaptability. It can assist with the easy flow of feelings and sensitivities to others. It can bring harmony in relationships. It is connected with family, in particular motherhood.
Physically, Mother of Pearl can strengthen the structure of the body and the functions of the heart and heart chakra. It can strengthen the immune system, muscle tissues and the heart. It is helpful for high blood pressure, dizziness, improving vision, cataracts, and wound healing. It can improve protein assimilation and aid digestion. It is helpful for arthritis and other joint disorders. It can help with allergies, rashes or any skin complaint.
Holistic remedies such as Crystal Therapy can balance the body's biomagnetism. This holistic remedy can facilitate the body to achieve and maintain a natural state of balance known as homeostasis and assist you to obtain holistic health.