New Zealand Pāua Shell crafted in jewellery; earrings, bracelets, charms, bangles, rings and pendants set in Gold Plate, Silvertone and Sterling Silver. The intense colour of New Zealand Pāua is only found in the seas around Aotearoa (New Zealand). Its vibrant shell makes it a much sought after souvenir or gift from New Zealand. Pāua is a species of Abalone (Haliotis Iris), which is a type of mollusc unique to New Zealand. The meat is a local delicacy and the shell is mainly used for making jewellery. Pāua is properly managed in a sustainable way using a quota system. Additionally the shell can only be caught by free diving and there are minimum size requirements.