New Zealand Dyed Pink Paua Kiwi Pendant on an 18 inch chain with a 3 inch extender. The Kiwi is approximately 10mm wide and 10 mm high.NZ PauaAlthough part of the Abalone family, Paua is unique to New Zealand's environmentally pure coastal waters. The Paua is renowned throughout the world not only for its beautiful shell but also for its edible dark, full flavoured flesh. For many centuries the Maori have used the Paua shell for personal adornment and as ornamental inlay eyes for the carvings that decorated their weapons and meetings houses. Paua is often referred to as the Sea Opal due to its blue/green colourings and the incredible swirls that create individual patterns on each and every piece of jewellery.