Mother of Pearl - dark

Material: Mother of Pearl
Colour: the ring is reversible. One side is dark grey/charcoal iridescent and the other shimmers from white to greyish silver, sometimes with a touch of iridiscent green or brown.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. While the surface of the lighter side is often textured/uneven (see photo examples further 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.

COLOR
The beauty of the dark MoP rings is almost impossible to capture in a still-life. Here is a dark/grey charcoal iridescent side,

and below are examples of how it is brought to life by the scarves it holds and the light it reflects. The changing facettes and colors of the MoP's shimmering surface bring an amazing versatility to this ring, allowing it to adapt with ease to different scarf designs and colorways.
all pics show the same side (dark) of this reversible ring
 



Below some further possible color variations of the dark (charcoal) side
please click image to enlarge


TEXTURE
The dark/grey charcoal side (shown below) always has a complety flat and smooth surface,

whereas the surface of the light side
(shown below) varies from textured to flat, with a color range from light to dark silver, sometimes shimmering in iridescent colours from grey to green.


SHAPE
From a side view, the shapes can be unruly. T
hey might be slightly warped,

or have one side which is thicker than the other

When looked at from above, they seem almost well behaved..

Once a scarf is pulled through, the irregularities disappear, letting the Mother of Pearl reveal it's unique and special beauty and magic.



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 honey can be very similar to the lightest regular honey and so on.

37 comments:

  1. Hi MaiTai,
    A belated THANK YOU for this beautiful scarf ring (and the others). The moyenne is the perfect size to wear with the 90cm in a cowboy knot. And the dark MOP matches with so much - today it's my black Guepards!
    I'm so tempted now by the light MOP.

    Thank you again!
    cecilia

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  2. Hello MaiTai,
    I wore my dark Grande MOP scarf ring today with my Napoleon scarf. The grey matched perfectly with the scarf details. Thanks to you, I received a compliment how lovely it looked!

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  3. MaiTai, a belated thank you for sending my scarf rings so promptly - they were half way around the world to me in just a few days! And I cannot believe the endless possibilities I now have with tying my scarves - they have opened up a whole new world indeed. Thank you for sharing these treasures with the rest of us scarfies......you are most certainly the Queen of all scarf world (and VickiB's collection surely makes her the Princess)

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  4. Dear MaiTai,
    Received my second scarf ring Grande Dark MOP, colours in both sides are lovely look forward to wearing it, also your packaging is fantastic as always, keep up the good work always a pleasure to buy from such a lovely lady,
    Jane

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  5. Dear MaiTai,
    Just ordered the Grande MOP dark. Can hardly wait to receive it here in San Francisco! I love my scarves and need new ways to wear them.
    Wonderful site, by the way...
    Best,
    Karletta

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  6. Many thanks, dear Karletta, greetings from one scarf lover to another! Your scarf ring will be on it's way tomorrow, wishing you much fun with it. Best, MaiTai

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  7. Many thanks, received my petite ring last week. It's so versatile, the reverse colour means it's like having two new rings! I love it! Thanks again xx

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  8. Received the Grande MOP Dark in last Friday's post. Beautiful! I love the variation in color on each side. Amazing how the ring seems to take on the color of the scarf that it is paired with. It also has a wonderful 'hand feel' and organic quality that is very special. Thanks, MaiTai! You have brought much pleasure to this scarf-loving San Francisco gal.
    Best,
    Karletta

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  9. Dear MaiTai

    Excuse me, I want to buy Scarf rings~~ask steady can send to Taiwan
    AMY ^-^

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  10. Dear Amy,
    Yes, I do ship to Taiwan :-)

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  11. I'm new to your site - fabulous! Just purchased the Grande MOP (dark) and can't wait to see it. You've another follower in San Francisco!

    Carolyn

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  12. dear maitai,
    i wanted to buy the fur collar AND the mop dark scarf ring but it seems that i couldn't buy them together (resulting in 2 shipping fee) is that true? or is it possible t buy them togethr and it will be in one package/1 shipping fee?
    sincerely,
    ambrosia.

    ps love your blog & since i subscribe to your blog i always love to see your new post :)

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  13. Dear Ambrosia, very happy you enjoy my blog, and many thanks for your interest in my fur collars and scarf rings. I do combine orders and shipping, please check the following link for more info http://scarfrings.blogspot.com/p/combined-shipping.html. Best, MT

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  14. hi maitai!
    thank you very much for your swift reply & thank you again for explaining it to me.
    wishing you a happy holiday season
    ambrosia

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  15. Dear maitai,
    the grande m.o.p scarf ring & black fur collar arrived today! thank you for the quick sending, cant wait to wear them today.
    wishing you 6 your loved ones a very merry christmas & happy holidays
    schöne grüsse aus münchen,
    ambrosia

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  16. Dear MaiTai,
    I've got my dark Mother of Pearl yesterday and I would like to thank you for this simple, but really nice thing. Now I can try to do all the beautifull knots shown in your blog! Yahoo!

    Dilya

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  17. Dear Mai Tai,

    I love your dark mother of pearl scarf rings, and I"m wondering if you'll be getting more in the 'grande' size.

    Fingers crossed,

    Kate

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    1. Thank you, Kate. The grande dark MoP rings will be back in about 10 days time.

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    2. I've just ordered a 'set' of the dark MoP scarf rings. I can't wait to try them!

      Kate

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  18. Will you have more light MoP in Grande in 10 days, too? Thanks!

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    1. Yes, I will have light MoP Grande rings too, although they turned out a little bit darker than before.

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    2. I see the dark MoP Grande rings, but did I miss out already on the light ones? I hope not! Your scarf rings are gorgeous!

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    3. I am so sorry you have missed them, dear KJG. If you like, you can send me your email address and I will notify you once they are back: maitaicollection@orange.fr

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    4. Will do. Wow, those went quickly! When do expect to have more in? I am thinking of purchasing a Honey ring on Grande in the meantime (just bought a vintage Les Cavaliers d'Or in warm brown tones and gold (obviously!) and thought the Honey would work with both this Carre and my new white La Rose des Vents. However, I am in San Francisco and figure that shipping is not cheap and that I should purchase both rings at the same time. I think the light MoP would look better with my scarves, but since I have not seen the rings in person, I can't be sure. Both of my scarves have warm-tone colors. What do you think? Thanks so much!

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    5. Many thanks for sending me you email address, will send you a notification once the light MoP rings are back in stock.

      The honey horn would go well with both scarves you have mentioned, it blends in beautifully with all silks. The light MoP would work equally well, so it is a question of personal preference.

      The shipping for one ring to the States is 5.10 EUR, and 8.30 EUR for two.

      Will keep you updated via email.

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  19. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! My dark MOP scarf rings arrived today--5 days earlier than I had expected! They're gorgeous. The play of light on them is hypnotic. I love the fact that each one is two in one--a dark side and a white side. They're perfect.

    And let me say a little word about the packaging. I knew that they would be packaged safely, but I didn't expect the protective pouches and the perfect little boxes which are just right for storage. The lovely labels you included are now on the sides of the boxes--just like the labels I have from Hermes for my scarf boxes.

    Count me one satisfied customer. I'll be back!

    Kate McNally

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    1. So very happy to hear, many thanks for the lovely feedback dear Kate!

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  20. Dear MaiTai,

    I had bought a petite honey and MOP in dark several months ago, and I really love them, especially the MOP, which I use all of the time. Now I long for the medium MOP in dark, but it seems to me that you no longer have them :(. Do you plan to stock them again? It would make me so happy!

    Many greetings from Berlin!
    Marie

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    1. Dear Marie, thank you for the kind comment, so happy you enjoy the scarf rings you bought previosly. The moyenne size dark MoP will be back in stock again soon, hopefully within the next week. Warm regards, MT

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    2. Dear MaiTai, oh, that is great news! Thank you for taking the time and replying :)

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  21. Hi MaiTai,

    i'm waiting for the stock of moyenne size dark MoP too.
    Is it likely to be in soon?
    hope to get a couple for pressies

    geri

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    1. Many thanks for the interest in the dark MoP rings. They have just arrived back in stock :-)

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  22. do you ever stock scarf rings in dark MoP? thanks
    Shandy

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  23. I'm sorry, I meant shawl rings.

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    1. Due to their size and shape, it is unfortunately not possible to make the shawl rings in Mother of Pearl!

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    2. I thought that might be the case as I expect they are more brittle than horn. Many thanks for the reply x

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