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Whole Paua Shell

Polished Paua Shell


Paua is a versatile material, being used commonly in bone and jade carving as well as jewelry within New Zealand (Aotearoa). Check a eye out on our discount page to see any specials including Paua HERE

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A large cleaned and polished whole New Zealand South Island Paua shell
A Grade

Sizes Available:
Large Trophy Size = 140mm to 155m Long (5.5 to 6 Inches)
Medium Size = 120mm to 130mm Long (4.7 to 5.1 Inches)

In New Zealand's cold waters the native Paua (Abalone in the USA) grows very large and has very rich colours, especially blues and greens
It has been used by the Maori to decorate everything from weapons to houses so is a sacred gift of the ocean.
They are ideal as display pieces or even bowls for holding little treasures or food.

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