Caviar Spoons

Mother of Pearl Caviar Spoons

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These Mother of Pearl Caviar Spoons are not only beautiful but perform significantly better than conventional stainless steel or silver flatware, which tends to impose a metallic taste on the caviar. Lighter in weight than standard flatware, these pearlescent spoons, with an opalescent glow, provide for an elegantly ceremonious caviar experience. The mother of pearl’s material is chemically inert, meaning it cannot transfer unpleasant flavors to the caviar.

Gold spoons would be equally nonreactive but considerably more expensive than Mother of Pearl. Other great inert materials used to make caviar spoons include bone and horn. While mother of pearl can be harvested from many types of shells, Caviar Spoons are generally made from scallop shells because they allow for a long flat shape.

Suggestions: Theses Caviar Spoons are great for serving an amuse-bouche (French term: it is a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre and served according to the Chef’s selection; it prepares the guest for the meal) or a small dessert. Don’t forget the Crème Fraîche and Blinis!

About Mother of Pearl (Nacre)

Nacre, also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some mollusks as an inner shell layer; it also makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent.

Nacre is found in some of the most ancient lineages of bivalves, gastropods, and cephalopods. However, the inner layer in the great majority of mollusk shells is porcellaneous, not nacreous, and this usually results in a non-iridescent shine, or more rarely in non-nacreous iridescence, such as flame structure, as is found in conch pearls.

The outer layer of pearls and the inside layer of pearl oyster and freshwater pearl mussel shells are made of nacre. Other mollusk families that have a nacreous inner shell layer include marine gastropods such as the Haliotidae, the Trochidae, and the Turbinidae.

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Weight 1 lbs
FAQ

FAQ

What are caviar spoons made of?

Present day caviar spoons are made from insert materials, such as gold, animal horn, wood and mother of pearl.

Why use mother of pearl spoon for caviar?

Caviar absorbs taste of the metal, just as it absorbs salt. This is a custom that caviar should not be dish up with a metal spoon, for the reason that metal may add an undesirable taste.

How expensive is mother of pearl?

Mother of pearl is not highly precious. Anyway, you will come across expensive mother of pearl jewelry like this mother of pearl earnings and necklace set costs a whopping $40,000. When buying mother of pearl jewelry, you will find that prices range few a dollars to 1,000 of dollars.

How is mother of pearl harvested?

Pearl farms employ the nucleus of a shell beds as an irritant, and locate it inside the oyster manually. Once the oyster snaps into protection mode, it starts to secrete nacre to cover the irritant to save itself from it. After layers and layers of nacre are concealed, a pearl is made.

What is mother of pearl alternative name?

Nacre also called as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material made by some molluscus as an inner shell layer. It is also the material of which pearls are made. It is resilient, powerful and iridescent.

What is the meaning of mother of pearl?

A protection stone, mother of Pearl brings the soft healing power of the sea. It is a relaxing, stress relieving stone, soothing, and peaceful to the emotions. Mothers of pearl stimulates our imagination, intuition, adaptability and sensitivity. It helps our emotions become more balanced and harmonious.

How to get mother of pearl out of shell?

A natural pearl starts its life within an oysters case when an intruder, such as small piece of floating flood or sand grain, slips in between one of the 2 shells of the oyster, a type of mollusk, and the defensive layers that covers the mollusk organs, known as mantle.

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