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.