Beautiful Silver Abalone Seashells, 1 - 2", Set of 3. Their unique iridescent shells make them a beautiful addition to any shell collection. We love these grouped together in a bowl or a tray with your favorite shells. Place the trio grouped together as a decor accent on a table, bookshelf or even into an orchid arrangement.
This is fragile fossil from the ocean and will have imperfections and its own characteristics and vary slightly from the photos, making them unique gorgeous displays worthy of collecting.
DIMENSIONS: 1" - 2"
ORIGIN: New Zealand
HISTORY & FACTS: The shells of abalones have a low, open spiral structure, and are characterized by several open respiratory pores in a row near the shell's outer edge. The thick inner layer of the shell is composed of nacre (mother-of-pearl), which in many species is highly iridescent, giving rise to a range of strong, changeable colors which make the shells attractive to humans as decorative objects, jewelry, and as a source of colorful mother of pearl.
Abalone has been harvested worldwide for centuries as a source of food and decorative items. Abalone shells have been used as jewelry and for buttons, buckles, and inlay