For centuries Mother of pearl has been known for its purifying and uplifting qualities. The shells are therefore oftentimes used to burn sage in. This is done in order to clean and purify one’s aura and (living/working) space. A layer of sand can be added in the shell when using the shell to burn sage in- which protects the shell and prevents it from getting too hot.
Another useful and aesthetically pleasing use for the Mother of pearl shells is for the storage of jewelry and other precious objects.