These unique pendants in the L’eau Courbe’e Mother of Pearl Collection are only created by Pettet Jewelry Designs. L’eau Courbe’e is French for crooked water, the name of the Native Americans gave to the Illinois River. This beautiful Mother of Pearl is found along the picturesque shores of the Illinois River in Peoria by Brad Pettet. The shells are cleaned and checked for their color, luster, orient and unusual characteristics.
These features determine the final shape cut from the shell. Not all shells are as beautiful as this pendant and sometimes, we will add gemstones to enhance the jewelry design. We also leave some shells completely uncut so that our customers have the option to design their own piece. L’eau Courbe’e Mother of Pearl designs can be created Sterling Silver, 14K yellow or white gold.