Mother of pearl is so beautiful, and this is another passion for me, religious things. I have them all over the house. Some might think I am over religious, but not so, I just love the uniqueness of it. From crosses to cherubs, to holy water fountains you can find these here in my home. So, I am always on the look out for it. I paid $4.99 for this at my favorite thrift shop, and I just love how pretty it is. It's small but powerful.