Ancient material and its wonders: The Black Lip Shell and its diversity in modern surfaces
Black Lip Oyster are most commonly found in the Indo-Pacific region. They have a known legacy of intriguing humans. Mysterious and gorgeous in nature they have a rich cultural history.
As part of the Mother of Pearl family the Black Lip Oyster have been associated with luxury and royalty since ancient times. In today’s modern world they have earned their rightful unwavering place in the luxury retail and design industry.
The mineral composition and layer structure makes the raw material highly resistant to pressure – it will neither shrink nor change its shape easily. Its relative softness and stability enables artisans to create rich engravings, carvings and inlays.
Our suppliers exclusively provide us with farmed shells as opposed to wild ones. This precaution is taken to ensure the sustainability of the raw materials. All materials are hand cut, trimmed and carefully selected for pattern and colour.