Definitions for "Mabe Pearl"
Keywords:  mollusk, nacre, dome, blister, pearl
Dome-shaped cultured pearls that are cultivated on the inner shell of a mollusk rather than in its body.
A pearl that grows against the inside wall of a mollusc's shell, resulting in a domed shape with a flattened back. In some cases, mabe pearls are grown by glueing a plastic dome (nucleus) onto the inside surface of a mollusk's shell. Once the nucleus is coated with nacre, the pearl is cut away from the inner shell. The nucleus is removed and the cavity is filled with an epoxy resin and backed by a mother-of-pearl plate. Mabe pearls are sometimes called blister pearls.
a dome-shaped or image pearl produced by placing a hemisphere or miniature image against the side of the oyster shell interior