Presenting: Black Mop
Black Mop, also called Tahiti, it’s a type of mother pearl shell used in buttons and jewellery production.
The particularity of this shell it’s surely the vast range colours, starting from a dark grey to the purest white, almost passing as a White Mop (Australian shell) to the inexperienced eye.
It’s crust it’s a dark grey, almost black, and like it’s sister White Mop, Tahiti it’s a bivalve shell, meaning it opens like a book and it’s great for creating wide buttons since the available surface it’s bigger than the Trochus.
As you can see from the photos, black, grey and white are the most prominent colours, but Tahiti can be spotted with yellow and green, making it a gorgeous material to use for buttons creation.