Mabe pearls are cultured pearls grown on the inside shell of a mollusk instead of growing on the inside of the mollusk’s body. A bead is glued to the side of the shell and once the nacre grows around the bead, it is cut away and the bead is removed. The mabe is then filled with a resin and backed with mother of pearl.
Mabe pearls vary slightly. Bracelet base sold separately.