Mother of Pearl buttons come from an oyster shell. They are usually fairly white. Thicker and larger MOP buttons can be very expensive. They may be using a trochas button. This come from a spiral shaped mollusk. These are usually a touch more yellow. These are lower priced then MOP. They are still very nice. They have a thicker shell so it is less expensive for thicker buttons. Or They may be using a plastic/pearl dust combination. These can have a nice shine and color but they will still feel like plastic.
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4/25/05 at 9:39am