ABALONE, the Spanish name used in California for various species of the shell-fish of the Haliotidae family, with a richly coloured shell yielding mother-of-pearl.
The only industry is the manufacture of olive-wood and mother-of-pearl goods for sale to pilgrims and for export.
Panama has had an important trade: its imports, about twice as valuable as its exports, include cotton goods, haberdashery, coal, flour, silk goods and rice; the most valuable exports are gold, india-rubber, mother of pearl and cocobolo wood.
The important exports are gums and resin, fibre, hides, ivory, ostrich feathers, coffee, ghee, livestock, gold ingots from Abyssinia and mother-of-pearl; the shells being found along the coast from Zaila to beyond Berbera.
On the coast turtle and mother-of-pearl fishing are carried on.
The exports are chiefly coffee, hides, ivory (all from Abyssinia), gum, mother-of-pearl and a little gold; the imports cotton and other European stuffs, cereals, beverages, tobacco and arms and ammunition for the Abyssinians.
It is of wood inlaid with ivory and mother-of-pearl.
From the early part of the 8th century they began to ornament it with dust of gold or mother-of-pearl, and throughout the Heian epoch (9th to 12th century) they added pictorial designs, though of a formal character, the chief motives being floral subjects, arabesques and scrolls.
Cabinets, fire-screens, plaques and boxes resplendent with gold lacquer grounds carrying elaborate and profuse decoration of ivory and mother-of-pearl are not objects that appeal to Japanese taste.
The employment of mother-of-pearl to, ornament lacquer grounds dates from a period as remote as the 8th century, but its use as a material for constructing decorative designs began in the 17th century, and was due to an expert called Shibayama, whose descendant, Shibayama SOichi, has in recent years been associated with the same work in TOkyO.
It is famous for its purple-yielding murex, pearls and mother-of-pearl.
The exports, which comprise coffee, bananas, cocoa, cabinet-woods and dye-woods, with hides and skins, mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell and gold, were officially valued at £1,398,000 in 1904; and in the same year the imports, including foodstuffs, dry goods and hardware, were valued at £1,229,000.
Mother-of-pearl or abalone and other shells are also found, and, with sponges, are exported.
The zone of the external surface of the mantle within the edge secretes a layer formed of prisms of calcite; the rest of the epithelium from this zone to the apex secretes the inner layer of the shell, composed of successive laminae; this is the nacreous layer, and in certain species has a commercial value as nacre or mother-of-pearl.
These and the gunwale are tastefully inlaid with mother-of-pearl and wreathed with shells and feathers.
There are several ancient churches and convents, in one of which the interior of the chancel roof is inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
The wall above the high altar is faced with beautiful mosaics of marbles, blue glass and mother-of-pearl.
Some of the larger canoes are ornamented with rude carving; and in some islands they are somewhat elaborately decorated with inlaid mother-of-pearl.
They made mother-of-pearl fishhooks, and they still use a part of those old hooks - or artificial bait - in combination with steel hooks, the native-made portion being generally shaped like a small fish.
The annual value of the fisheries is about £40,000 (pearls £10,000, mother of pearl £30,000).
The imperial parks and gardens cover 1680 acres; the chief of them is the "old" garden, containing the "old palace," built (1724) by Rastrelli and gorgeously decorated with mother-of-pearl, marbles, amber, lapis lazuli, silver and gold; the gallery of Cameron adorned with fine statues and entrance gates; numerous pavilions and kiosks; and a bronze statue (1900) of the poet Pushkin.
Next in importance are cotton-spinning and weaving, machine embroidery, brewing, and the mother-of-pearl industry.
The chief products for export are copra, tortoise-shell, mother-of-pearl, sharks' fins and trepang.
The sixth grade, for civilians an egret, for the military a tiger-cat with a mother-of-pearl clasp. The seventh grade, for civilians a mandarin duck, for the military a mottled bear with a silver clasp. The eighth grade, for civilians a quail, for the military a seal with a clear horn clasp. The ninth grade, for civilians a long-tailed jay, for the military a rhinoceros with a buffalo-horn clasp.
perna and pernocchia meant a shellfish which yielded "nacre" or mother-of-pearl.
Cotton, cotton-seed and grain (durra, wheat, barley) sesame, livestock, hides and skins, beeswax, mother-of-pearl, senna and gold are also exported.
Guano and mother-of-pearl shells are the principal articles of export; the population of the islands is about 300.
The Lilac Fairy arrives in a mother of pearl boat, with four little lilac cherubs in tow.
A very sweet English antique Victorian mother of pearl shell belt buckle, perfect for customizing your vintage chic or antique chic outfits.
Features include a mother-of-pearl frieze, carved screens and a copper pulpit.
inlaid mother-of-pearl decoration.
inlaya table beside one of the chairs stood a table inlaid with mother of pearl.
inlayhess's work-box, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, was gift from Charles II.
Specialities include Hebron glass, mother-of-pearl, backgammon sets, brass & copper items and hand embroidered kaftans.
Mother-of-Pearl Iridescent, milky interior shell of the fresh water mollusk that is sliced thin and used on watch dials.
mother-of-pearl inlay, with a glass toggle ball on its cord.
mother-of-pearl spot inlays on the top surface to help with precision angle shots.
P: It's more like a shell, a chambered nautilus with a mother of pearl shell and brown stripes.
It might indeed be inferred, from some of D~Io the essays published in Europe on the subject of Japans ment ornamental arts, that this application of ivory and mother-of-pearl holds a place of paramount importance.
The majority of flatware and silverware is solid stainless steel, though there are variations that have handles made of plastic, mother of pearl or a composite material, while the working end of the flatware is still stainless steel.
Inlaid designs such as mother of pearl accents can also come loose and be lost.
It is probably the most eclectic of the Martha Stewart furniture collections, combining luminous metal finishes, glossy lacquers, special veneers, Art Deco and Asian themes, mother-of-pearl and painted glass accents.
If you want something a little different think about trying a different material such as crystal or mother-of-pearl.
The serving spoon should be wood, gold, or mother of pearl.
Other styles include cameos, mother-of-pearl, and Black Hills gold.
Upon further inspection, though, you'll see that there is a pair of Sterling Silver Hawaiian Sand Dollar White Mother of Pearl Pierced Earrings available.
They feature antiqued brass sand dollar sand white mother of pearl coin beads.
The effect of pearls can also be achieved by the use of artificial pearls or through the use of materials such as mother-of-pearl shell.
Mother-of-pearl is a popular choice for jewelry makers; its pearly sheen makes it attractive, and its lower price makes it an affordable option.
Artificial pearls or mother-of-pearl are also affordable choices.
Other designs include crosses cut from mother-of-pearl.
One of the things you want to be wary of while shopping for pearl and black onyx jewelry are those pieces that use mother of pearl instead of real pearls.
While mother of pearl is usually clearly indicated in the item description, if you're in a hurry and don't take the time to read, you could end up with a piece of jewelry you didn't intend to buy.
Cufflinks should match the attire in style and tone and are acceptable in black, gold or mother-of-pearl.
It is constructed in a patchwork design and has mother-of-pearl buttons.
This coat has a three button front and mother-of-pearl buttons.
The mother-of-pearl buttons are the perfect accent to this casual jacket.
They are done in a satin silk jacquard stripe and have silk trim and mother of pearl buttons.
Made of staple cotton and trimmed with mother-of-pearl buttons, it features a button-down collar, French front and barrel cuffs.
Paired with each wine was a different caviar presented nicely with a mother-of-pearl spoon to enjoy it with.
If you choose to sew your own girly clothes, adding special adornments and notions such as Battenburg lace, mother of pearl buttons and satin bows can add an elegant and heirloom feel to any garment.
This feminine tag heuer Link Ladies watch genuinely glitters with Pretty Mother of Pearl White dial and luminous hands, galvanized with sunray-effect for the central zone, and spiral decorated for the external zone.
The radiant Pink Mother of Pearl dial makes it an outstanding piece along with quartz Movement, date at 3, Double safety clasp, Scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal and Water resistant to 200m/660ft.
Seductive Mother of Pearl Stainless Steel Case and Bracelet with alternating brushed and polished links and Blue Mother of Pearl dial set with 11 Diamonds enthuses every women.
The Polished Stainless steel case and bracelet, White Mother of Pearl dial set with 11 diamonds astound you.
The Bulova Ladies Marine Star Watch with Mother of Pearl Dial & Diamonds is a smooth timepiece that features a calendar display at 6 o'clock.
The Ladies Mother Of Pearl Dial and Crystal Watch features a white dial and retails for $275.
Cases are available in steel, stainless steel and gold with dials in colors like brown, silver, champagne, white mother of pearl and black mother of pearl as well as diamonds.
The Aqua Terra watches come with faces in all sorts of colors, including mother-of-pearl, silver, black and blue.
The case and dial are available in steel with white mother of pearl, black mother of pearl, fancy mother of pearl and diamonds.
Attractive Constellation watches are available in stainless steel and red and yellow gold with the option for details like a mother-of-pearl dial or diamond encrusted dial.
Stiletto watches are available with diamonds and mother of pearl for a more elegant look.
Stiletto watches can be stainless steel or Titanium and are available with white, champagne, black and blue faces, in addition to the mother of pearl.
Faces can be round, oval or rectangular and in colors from mother of pearl to blue.
Tasteful and feminine without being fussy, Riega watches are available with or without mother of pearl faces and diamond encrusted cases.
With colorful leather bands or sleek metal bands, mother-of-pearl faces with diamonds or plain white faces, there's a Tango watch to suit any personality.
With elegant details like a mother of pearl dial and diamonds where the numbers would normally be, this collection exudes sophistication.
Catalina Collection - These pretty ladies' chronograph watches have leather bands, mother of pearl and Swarovski crystals in the case.
The heart locket offers the durability of sterling silver with the additional classiness of a white mother of pearl dial.
A white mother of pearl dial is set with diamonds.
Watch has gold casing and mother of pearl dial.
The movement is quartz, the case is made from 18K gold, the dial is a white mother of pearl and the markers are made from diamonds.
The case is made from 18K white gold or gold and the face plate has diamond markers and mother of pearl dial.
Lady Waltham 34 is similar to the 34 Classic except that the dial is white mother of pearl.
Lady Waltham 38 is a classic style with black leather strap, white mother of pearl dial, 18K gold case and Roman numerals.
Blue mother of pearl dial, diamond markers, 18K gold case and clasp.
MAO08667-pink alligator strap, 14 diamonds, steel casing, mother-of-pearl dial.
MAO08573-polished steel band, 1 diamond set into crown, steel casing, mother-of-pearl dial.
MAO08569-steel band and case set with 14 diamonds, crown has 1 diamond, mother-of-pearl dial.
MAO08666-steel band and case set with 26 diamonds, crown has 1 diamond, mother-of-pearl dial.
MAO08599-steel and 18K gold band and steel case set with 14 diamonds, mother-of-pearl dial has 11 diamonds.
MAO08698-18K yellow gold band and yellow gold case set with 14 diamonds, gold crown set with a single diamond, mother-of-pearl dial.
Dial combinations feature pave, onyx, and mother of pearl.
Additional features include a blue cabochon gem crown, blue mother of pearl dial, and water resistance to 30 meters.
Depending upon individual taste, ladies have a choice of crystal cabochon crowns, mother of pearl dials, gold, stainless, or black ion finishes, and various depths of water resistance.
The collection boasts twelve variations with features like ultra-slim construction, mother of pearl dials, diamond and ruby accents, self-winding movements, and pink, white, brown, and black color choices.
A floral, mother-of-pearl dial adds yet another element of sophisticated charm.
Tattoo Dial Watch: A mother-of-pearl dial with an inlaid tattoo design lets ladies express their individuality in style.
Ladies Nubya: Long, rectangular and rich in style, the Nubya sports a beautiful mother-of-pearl dial surrounded by a case of 18 karat gold.
Its round, mother-of-pearl dial sits comfortably inside an 18 karat gold case covered by a sturdy sapphire crystal.
Rose Gold Bracelet, LB1296P: From its striking, rose-gold plated case to its gorgeous mother-of-pearl dial, this model speaks of elegant grace.
Carat White Gold, GD1668: A lustrous mother-of-pearl dial surrounded by a case and patterned bracelet fashioned from shimmering white gold elevates this watch into the realm of high fashion.
The diamond studded bezel and mother of pearl dial will put a twinkle in your eye, while the white leather strap whispers beguilingly of pure, austere beauty.
Sea Diamond Queen: Pretty in pink, the Sea Diamond Queen sports a genuine stingray strap, a crown chain and a mother of pearl dial.
To make sure she looks elegant and regal while she plays, Citizen gave the mother-of-pearl dial a Swarovski crystal encrusted case and a sleek shape.
This watch's ultra-feminine pink mother-of-pearl dial attracts the eye, but the round-cut diamonds glittering against a stainless steel case soon steals the show.
To add to the beauty, they gave the watch a brown mother-of-pearl dial and a delicate butterfly clasp.
White Ceramic Glitz: One look at the white mother-of-pearl dial surrounded by a crystal studded case and ladies will be hooked.
The white mother-of-pearl dial under a curved mineral crystal suggests an extra measure of quality.
Formal dress uniforms add a white waistcoat that has gold buttons and mother of pearl studs and cuff links for men, and gold ones for the women.
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