These are not your typical mother of pearl earrings. They are purple flowers. Mother of Pearl is dyed to give it this color. The mother of pearl flower measures approximately 26mm or 1.02 inches, and the antique silver-plated wavy leaf that dangles from the flower measures approximately 23mm or 0.91 inches long by 18mm or 0.71 inches wide. The earrings are approximately 3.5 inches long from the top of the ear wire.
Since mother of pearl comes from the ocean, some believe that it carries the power of that ocean. A nurturing stone, mother of pearl is said to relieve stress, calm the nerves, sooth the soul, and relax the body. It is thought to bring harmony to relationships, improve intuition, protect from negative energy, and even bring prosperity. The freshwater pearl is usually given for the first wedding anniversary, but some sources say that mother of pearl can also be given as a celebration of the first year of marriage. Mother of pearl is associated with the Zodiac signs of Gemini and Cancer.