Mother of Pearl ~ light

Material: Mother of Pearl

Colour: the ring is reversible. One side ranges from honey, gold, amber, beige/brown, grey or charcoal to cream and white iridescent, the other shimmers in silvery-white

Important - please read:
Like all scarf rings in my collection, the Mother of Pearl rings are carefully handcrafted, and have completely smooth and round edges, making it safe to slide your scarves through. However, due to the hard to manipulate nature of MoP, the shape of these rings can show various degrees of irregularity and might even be slightly bent or warped (same as the dark Mother of Pearl, please click here to see examples ). The surface of the lighter side is often textured/uneven (please see photos below). As soon as a scarf is pulled through, these rings are sheer magic though, which is why I am keeping them in the collection. I understand that not everyone might appreciate the surprises the Mother of Pearl rings come with. If you are looking for a more uniform outcome, the horn, bone or wood rings would be a better option. Please note also that MoP is a fragile material. If dropped from a height onto a hard surface, the impact might cause it to chip or break.


below: honey/beige/grey iridescent side, which has a flat surface



the reverse side varies from white to light silver, and the surface can be textured or flat


The color families identify the colors as accurately as possible. The differences between some color families are just nuances, allowing you to choose between a darker or a lighter shade of a particular color. The families overlap, for instance the darkest light MoP can be very similar to the lightest dark MoP and so on.

37 comments:

  1. How can I purchase the Mother of Pearl? I believe it's new? Love it!
    I don't see that choice in the drop down.

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  2. Thank you donnacal. Yes it's a new color, and I will install the button later today :-)

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  3. LOVE THIS! Just ordered and can't wait to try it out.

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  4. Hi there! Can these work on 90 cm carres or are they too small? Thanks! -tPFer

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  5. Thank you Ydoih8m1days!

    Hi tPFer, the Petite size would be too small for 90 Carrés. The Moyenne is mainly for the use with 70 Carrés, 90 Mousses, Pointus and Gavroches, but you can use it in a couple of knots with a 90 Carré too.
    http://scarfrings.blogspot.com/2010/06/moyen-size-with-90-carres.html

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  6. I received my MOP and bone scarf rings this morning.Thank you so much MT for the beautifully wrapped&exquisite scarf rings!

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  7. Dear MaiTai, love so much your blog and these scarf rings are a true must! It seems I am a bit late for the MOP scarf ring in Grande though.. Do you receive new stock any time soon?? Also, is it intrusive to ask what is that taupe color coat with two large pockets and a hood your had recently?? Love that style and color and would be interested if they still are available.. : )
    Merci! Wishing you all the best and lots of happy moments for the new year 2011!! Nankali

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  8. Dear Nankali, so happy you like the rings, thank you. If you like, I can drop you an email once the Grande MoP is available again (please send your email address to: maitai55@orange.fr) The coat is by 'Apostrophe', and bought this season at a George Rech boutique (I took it a couple of sizes larger than my usual size) Good luck!

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  9. Dear MaiTai, thank you so much! Sending you now an email.. Bonne journee!! : )

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  10. Dear MaiTai

    I am interested in buying a mother of pearl scarf ring and i live in hk. I note your "important notice" that our deliveries will be delayed till aug15. If i place the order tommorrow, when can i expect to receive the package? i am buying it for a birthday present...so i would like to confirm the delivery dates...

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  11. Thank you for your interest in the MoP rings. The delivery time to Hong Kong is about 10 days to 2 weeks. If you place your order before Aug 15, the package should arrive by the end of the month.

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  12. Hi Maitai,

    This is Vivienne from Singapore.

    I would like to purchase some scarf rings from you. Do you think they could be delivered to Singapore before 14th Sept? If not, you can post them to Grand Hyatt San Fran, as I will be there from 15th to 17th Sept.

    I just bought 3 scarves at the Hermes US online store. They are 70cm “Brides et harnais de Pologne” (Ref. 982556S06); 90cm “Cent Plis des Miao” (Ref. 002473S02) and 90cm “Grand Manege” (Ref. 001752S23).

    I personally love the Dark Mother of Pearl-reversible, but not sure the dark color or the light color will go well with all these 3 scarves. I probably will need 1 Moyenne Size and 1 Grande Size.

    You are the scarf expert. Please advise.

    Thank you.

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  13. Dear Vivienne,

    Thank you for your interest in my MoP rings.

    Shipping to Singapore ususally takes between 8 and 14 days.

    As for color, I think the dark MoP would work very well with the scarves you have mentioned. The light side will pick up on the bridle straps of the GM, and with the BetHdeP, you could use both sides, as the harnesses are light and dark silver coloured. For the CPdM, both sides are in harmony with the cool reds, blues and whites.

    The Grande and Moyenne sizes are perfect with the formats of your scarves.

    Hope this helps. Should you have any more questions, you can also email me at: maitaicollection@orange.fr

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  14. Hi Mai Tai,
    I am new to your blog ( love it!) and want to buy some scarf rings. Need the grande for sure but also a ring for my Hermes shawls!!
    Is that size available and what is it called? Cant seem to find it.
    Many thanks,
    P

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  15. Hello P, many thanks for your kind comment and a warm welcome to my blog. The perfect ring for the cashmere GMs is a shawl ring, which can be ordered through www.shawlrings.com

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  16. Dear Mai Tai,

    Will you be having the light MoP in your collection? I didn't see it in the drop down menu-probably just me. I would be interested in a petite and a moyenne size. I love and have many of your scarf rings and shaws rings and just amazed the different knots you have created. I usually pick an outfit to go with a scarf - I love it! Thank you for your informative videos. Also the packaging the scarf rings come in is exquisite. First class all the way!!
    My best.

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    1. Many thanks for the kind comment, so happy you enjoy the ideas, and the scarf and shawl rings you already have. The light MoP will come back eventually. If you like, you can send your email address to maitaicollection@orange.fr, and I will send you a notification once they are back in stock. Best wishes, MT

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  17. Dear Mai Tai,

    I just received a present of my first Hermes scarf 90 Le Laboratoire du Temps (Ref. 002702S10). I would like to purchase your MoP scarf ring to accessorize with it. Would like to seek your advice on which colour is better? And I'm also not sure if the grande size would be too large for me, am just a 158cm tall Chinese.

    Many thanks in advance.

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    1. Many congratulations on your first Hermes scarf! Hope you'll have much fun and enjoyment with it :-) If you could remind me of the main colors of your scarf, I am very happy to suggest a scarf ring color. The scarf ring size depends on the scarf format, so the grande is perfect for your 90 carré. To see which knots you can do with it, please click here for the size guide. Best wishes, MT

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  18. Hi MaiTai,

    Thank you very much for your prompt response. It's orange yellow. Still available at the online shop if your don't mind please have a look at the following link.

    http://usa.hermes.com/woman/scarves/scarves-90/silk-twill/orange/configurable-product-002702s-28124.html?nuance=4

    And would you please advise the shipping cost to HK please?

    Angie

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    1. Dear Angie, many thanks for the link. Both honey and light Mother of Pearl would be lovely. In honey it would blend in, while MoP makes the ring stand out. The shipping costs to HK for one scarf ring are 5.10 EUR. Have fun deciding :-) Best, MT

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  19. hello maitai, i received your scarf rings today and they're so well made and very beautiful~ thank you so much and orange hugs, rosa maria from hong kong :-)

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  20. Hi! Please can you advise when will the MoP Light scarf ring in Moyenne be available? I would like to order both MoP Dark and Light together. Thanks.

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    1. They should be back in about two weeks time

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    2. That's great. Thank you, MaiTai.

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  21. Thank you MaiTai for the MoP scarf rings. They are versatile and beautiful.

    Ellen

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  22. Hello MaiTai, I have recently purchased my first Hermes scarf (90cm) and the main colors of this scarf is blue, navy, red and white. Could you recommend which color would go well with this scarf? I love all your rings and scarfs! :)

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    1. Congratulations on your first Hermès scarf! Thank you also for the kind words. Re your question, I would recommend a Grande size in dark MoP or dark honey horn :-)

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  23. hi Mai Tai! i'm trying to order the mother of pearl in Light but it's unavailable in grande and moyenne size. most of my Hermes scarves have light pinkish tint to warm fuchsia. what scarf ring can you suggest? do you still make Light mother of pearl? thanks!

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    1. Hello, I am so sorry for this late reply. The light MoP will hopefully be back in stock shortly. Otherwise I can always select a regular Mother of Pearl which goes well with pinks and fuchsia. Best, MT

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  24. Hi Mai Tai.......... I would love to buy a light MOP in the Shawl size. Summers in Coastal California are cool and I never leave home without a Hermes scarf but I need a neutral lighter colored scarf ring for my Spring and Summer scarves. Will it be available any time soon? Thanks, Karen

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    1. Hello Karen, I am so sorry, due to the shawl ring's size and shape it is not possible to make it in Mother of Pearl. Perhaps the translucent horn could work? Best, MaiTai

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  25. Hi Mai Tai, I have a Mare aux Canards in white and blue (as seen on the Hermes scarf catalogue website at http://piwigo.hermesscarf.com/picture?/1227) as well a a Les Blés in beige and brown (http://piwigo.hermesscarf.com/picture?/5619/search/18598). Would you give me some advice on which color to pick for a ring for each of them? I am also going to get a travel pochette, absolutely beautiful and well needed! Thank you for your wonderful website and products! Sarah

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    1. Hello Sarah, Many thanks for the kind message, so happy you like the blog and collection! For the Mare aux Canards a dark MoP would be perfect, and for the Les Blés a honey horn (both in Grande Classique). Please don't hesitate to ask any other questions you may have! Best, MaiTai

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  26. I love your blog! I am a huge fan of scarves myself! You are great!

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    1. So nice of you to say, many thanks!

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