Blue Iridescent Mother-of-Pearl Necklace

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This lustrous Blue Iridescent Mother-of-Pearl Necklace arrays five strands of hand-knotted silk with iridescent mother-of-pearl discs, color-enhanced to achieve a deep blue hue. Stainless hook clasp. Made in China. Some variations will occur.

This jewelry item comes packaged in a white box (pictured).

Museum Story

Evokes a similarly styled mother-of-pearl button necklace at our Smithsonian American Art Museum.


19.875"l. x 3.5"w.

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4 out of 5

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April 18, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Great purchase!

I love this Mother of Pearl necklace. The colors in the necklace can be worn with a number of dresses I have with varying colors: navy, tan, burnt orange and white.


Patricia Zell

March 31, 2022

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 I am very satisfied with the product

I intend to make gifts of the mother-of-pearl necklaces that I have ordered from Smithsonian.


Suzanne Bellis

February 22, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautiful!

I love this high quality piece.


Diane B

December 30, 2021

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 My 1st purchase

I purchased this necklace as a gift. What an excited friend I have! She loved the quality and beauty of this necklace.


Parlee Robert (H)

December 28, 2021

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautiful appearance

The necklace looks good in person as it did in the catalog photograph. Lovely colors well made, lies properly.


Linda Hetcher

December 22, 2021

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 Love these kinds of necklaces --- But Only 5 strands

The mother-of-pearl necklace was very well-made and the colors are great. I have a similar necklace that I did purchase from a different provider and love the look and feel. However, the Smithsonian necklace was advertised on the web site and in the catalog as having 6 strands but it only had 5. I called customer service and alerted them to the fact that the description of the product needed to be updated. Additionally, I asked for a larger box as this purchase is a birthday gift and one I received was quite small for the lengthy necklace. I was told that the Smithsonian could not send me a more appropriately sized box. I am on the hunt for a proper box for the gift I will be send to a friend.


Susan F.

December 13, 2021

Customer Rating: 2 out of 5 Necklace Not As Described!

First, there are NOT six strands as described, just five. Second, there is almost no blue in the necklace at all, yet it is described as "navy!" I am very disappointed.

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