Often overlooked, the shell lining of an oyster or mollusk is called mother-of-pearl. It is the same luster and iridescence that the pearl it creates. How can you ignore something so lovely?
Let me introduce the BELLE éTOILE line. It has hand-painted, Italian enameling, as well as the luster of the beautiful mother-of-pearl. The Montage Collection has black Italian enameling with rhodium-plating over 925 Sterling Silver, making it virtually allergy-free.
If whole pearl jewelry is not your thing, you might want to try mother-of-pearl. It can show as more modern, even a bit edgey. It also might change your mind about a whole pearl in jewelry.
Take a look at some I have attached: