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  • n  the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell

  • The walls are covered with teak carved in arabesque patterns and inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
  • The iris leaves and stems are gold lacquer, the flowers mother-of-pearl inlay, the bridge columns are rendered in silver while the planks, which run diagonally across the lid .
  • He sold out his Tokyo mother-of-pearl business, moved to oyster-packed Ago Bay to experiment.
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  • Only Watch 2013
    Paris becomes Monaco in Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Une Journée à Monaco: the scene on the rotating turquoise, lapis lazuli and mother-of-pearl dial changes by the hour. Housed in white gold with 105 diamonds (2.75 ct).
    Sept. 23, 2013 - Forbes

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in
    Mozart wrote: "I really must have a coat like that, as it's worth it just for the buttons that I've been hankering after for some time ...... They're mother-of-pearl with some white stones around the edge and a beautiful yellow stone in the centre."
  • Farah Khan in India Target
    He's given me a 30 crore gift - my film 'Om Shanti Om' and dates for it. What more can I ask for? Gauri and he gifted me a Tag Heuer mother-of-pearl diamond watch too,said Farah when we got in touch recently.
  • Vladimir Nabokov in CNN
    Since a subtle interaction exists between sound and shape, I see q as browner than k, while s is not the light blue of c, but a curious mixture of azure and mother-of-pearl,Nabokov wrote in his memoir "Speak, Memory."

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