For semi precious beads with a festive color palette, choose iridescent dyed mother of pearl beads. These enhanced MOP beads are limited to stock on hand - don't wait to buy and be sorry later! Mother of pearl has been a popular jewelry component for centuries. It is said to help in decision making and to stimulate intuition, sensitivity, imagination and adaptability. Do not clean dyed mother of pearl beads with alcohol, as it can eat through the nacre and cause irreparable damage to the color and luster.