A great gift idea straight from New Zealand's pristine coastline. Fully polished this paua shell is our largest size available. You can add a gift card and gift wrapping on at the checkout so it's easy to send a pressie to a loved one!
14cm (5.5") length approx
Comes Gift Boxed
Made in New Zealand
Haliotis australis. Found around New Zealand, the word Paua is Maori for abalone. Natural, the surface is yellowish and the interior is an irridescent mother of pearl. Commonly used for making jewelry. The outer side has been highly polished to reveal the beautiful iridescence of the shell. The shimmering colour of the shell shows its beauty. The blend of colours it has gives it that warm glow. It's an unique piece of shell from the ocean. Each shell has a different colour range, making each piece original.
Ocean Gems specialises in the creation of beautiful and unique gifts and jewellery made from NZ Paua Shell and other southern hemisphere sea shells. Owners and master crafters are Joanie & Cabo McCabe. Joanie is Ngai Tahu descendant – the indigenous Southern Maori tribe who have used Paua shell for ornamental, carving and adornment for over 1000 years. Both have many years’ extensive seashell crafting experience. Ocean Gems manufacturing is based in Christchurch, New Zealand.