Pineapple Crush Small Pendant Bead in Carved Yellow Mother of Pearl Shell 25mm, 1pc

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Pineapple Crush is the name that I've chosen for this superbly crafted small yellow mother of pearl shell pendant bead.

Who couldn't help but have a crush on this little masterpiece that reflects the light so beautifully from all those facets and the nacreous iridescence at its core?

Mother of pearl shell, also known as nacre, is strong and resilient, making it more difficult to carve but also more enduring in jewelry.

Beautifully carved by a Balinese artisan, this textured piece measures about 25mm in length - about half the size of some delicious big cabs that I have in separate listings. It's flat-backed and drilled with a 1mm hole at the top for your finding.

Please see scroll through my photos to see different views of this bead, and to get a better idea of its size. (Click the arrows on the left or right or the photo to scroll through the various images.)

This listing is for one bead only.

Please note that these are stock photos and the piece that you are purchasing may not be the one in the photos. Because each piece is done by hand, there may be very slight variations between them. Mostly it will be to do with how the spikes are arrange at the top.

I have other drilling options and some undrilled cabs in this same design that you'll find via this link -

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Size: Approx 25mm (L) x 13mm (W) - about 0.98in (L) x 0.51in (W)
Thickness: Approx 1mm
Weight: Approx 1 gram
Pieces per pack: 1
Colour: Yellow with good nacreous iridescence.
Material: Mother of pearl shell, flat-backed, drilled with a 1mm hole. This bead is made from cultured (cultivated) stock of the marine mollusc Pinctada Maxima, not wild-harvested from the sea. It's farmed in Indonesia.
Shipping: This item will ship from Bali via Pos Indonesia registered mail with tracking. You'll almost certainly need to sign for the package on delivery. I generally ship more quickly than the 3-5 days listed in my shipping profile.

Tropical fruits are in bountiful supply in Bali, and it's just as well because they are used abundantly in ritual offerings to the gods on the predominantly Hindu island.

Towers of fruit and cakes sit beautifully balanced atop the heads of women clad in equally colourful sarong and kebaya as they make their way gracefully to and from the temple for major ceremonial occasions - just one of the many breathtaking scenes you'll see if you are lucky enough to visit Bali.

In case you've ever wondered how all those apples and oranges and salak (snakefruit) and mangosteens and pineapples stay in place, each piece is securely skewered to the trunk of a young banana tree that sits at the core of the arrangement, known as gebogan.

Poise is what keeps it all in perfect place on the head of each woman. At the temple, a pemangku (priest) sprinkles these offerings with holy water to ceremonially remove any impurities.

In prayer, the priest and the bearers offer the essence of these arrangements to the gods and deified ancestors. Once their sari or function has been fulfilled, the fruit and cakes are taken back on the heads of the women, and shared with family and friends.

It's a wonderful coincidence that the gods love these fruits and cakes just as much as the Balinese do.

In Bahasa Indonesia, the word for fruit is buah, and the word for pineapple is nanas.
“One is wise to cultivate the tree that bears fruit in our soul” ~ Henry David Thoreau


Sorry but at this time I am not able to take on custom orders

Sorry but at this time I am not able to take on custom orders

Average review
They are really lovely. Thanks for your kind words. I will have fun with them.
Jun 9, 2017 by walcher1

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