Mother of Pearl shell from Rotuma, Vau from Viti Levu
MOP crescent is 10.5cm in diameter. The chord is 33cm from the MOP button fastening to the MOP crescent. The black and white Vau section is 11cm long, woven onto the chord.
Mother of Pearl Crescent necklace
This piece is also made out of Mother of Pearl shell and Vau. The mother of pearl like all others used in Rako's jewellery is grinded, sand papered and shined to show its amazing color. It is than cut and shaped to give a hook like appearance. The Vau is in its original color after it has been soaked, dried and shredded to give it that light brown color.