How to define a nacre button and a resin button

01st May 2020

by: Hayman Tailor

1. Heat – The main component of Nacre is CaCO3, which has a melting point of more than 800. By contrast, the melting point of the resin buckle is much lower at approximately 100. Therefore, if there is any deformation after heating, the button is unlikely to be Nacre.

2. Appearance – A natural Nacre button should be glossy in appearance and have a colourful lustre. The shell (resin) buckle has no rainbow lustre and is less shiny than the mother-of-pearl button.

3. Touch – Last but by no means least, the Nacre button should be cold to the touch.