SOURCE: Stone Mart

March 17, 2008 18:09 ET

Stone Mart Offers Mother of Pearl in Exclusive Exotic Stone Collection

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Stone Mart, one of the country's leading vendors of exotic stone slabs and tile, is proud to announce its wide selection of Mother of Pearl products for luxury homeowners. Natural stone is the most inexpensive of all antique materials, and dates back over 10 million years. However, the exquisite Mother of Pearl dates back over 100 million years, making it one of the most rare and exotic stones in the world. The pearl makes an impressive statement for any living space.

Mother of Pearl is the iridescent layer of a mollusk shell, and is often selected for its decorative properties. This natural material is considered to be 'organic,' and because of its rarity, Mother of Pearl is highly valued in society. It is a sign of wealth, a prized possession in many cultures around the world, and continues to be one of the most mysterious and beautiful gifts of nature.

In addition to being exceptionally beautiful, Mother of Pearl is also very durable; the stone possesses a glossy, hard surface after polishing and the non-aligned crystals create a natural formation that is fracture-resistant. As a result, Mother of Pearl is a very valuable choice for luxury interior designers and architects.

Mother of Pearl is also believed to have a number of healing properties; it symbolizes faith, innocence and charity and can advance wisdom with its spiritual qualities. Throughout history, the pearl has been known to be a 'stone of sincerity' and continues to be used in many spiritual practices around the world.

The intriguing qualities of Mother of Pearl make it a rare and precious addition to the exotic stone collection at Stone Mart. Anyone who wishes to add a distinctive touch their living space can choose from a fine selection of Mother of Pearl slabs, tiles, and trim available in white, gold, black and green abalone at Stone Mart.

About Stone Mart

Stone Mart ( has grown to become a premier destination for designers, architects, and luxury homeowners searching for only the world's finest selections in stone and accents. Stone Mart is known for importing high quality, exotic stones from around the world and all the options are now showcased in the Designer Collection Showroom in California.

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