MULTICOLOR CARVED PAUA ABALONE & MOTHER-of-PEARL SHELL for PENDANT Item # : 208 0088 Type : Hand-carved Paua Abalone shell and white Mother-of-Pearl shell for pendant This carving could be used for a pendant or other jewelry designs. This shell carving is not a ready to wear jewelry. Amount : 1 (one) piece * All photos are taken from the actual item * Color : Various shades of green, blue, and white a beautiful iridescence Design : A gorgeous bird feather design from our “Birds of a Feather Collection” This Paua Abalone shell is delicately carved in deep relief on front and the white Mother-of-Pearl shell on the back by Balinese master-craftsmen. Total weight : approx. 2.42 grams Dimensions : Width: approx. 40.67 mm = 1.60 inches Length: approx. 14.58 mm Thickness of shells: approx. 1.72 mm to 2.84 mm These carvings are slightly curved in the shape of the natural shell (not flat) This shell carving is handmade out of natural shell one piece at a time. The color, size, weight and pattern may vary slightly from piece to piece. Perforation : This carved shell has an approx. 1.80 mm diameter drill-hole on the top part of the carving. Shell carving : Exceptionally fine multicolor highly rainbow iridescent Paua Abalone shell carving This shell is delicately carved in deep relief by Balinese master-craftsmen Each piece is hand carved one by one. Type of shell : Paua shell is produced by the New Zealand Abalone (Haliotis iris), the most colorful shell. The name Paua is the name the Maori call the shell we know as Abalone from the deep waters of the South Island of New Zealand. These waters are a lot colder being so close to the Antarctic Basin. This is why the colors of Paua Abalone are more vibrant and deeper in color than any other Abalone found in the world. The lustrous iridescence is a rainbow blue, green and various shades of red. This Paua Abalone shell is an inspiration from nature’s spectrum of rainbow colors. White Mother-of-Pearl shell is produced by the Pinctada maxima mollusk ~ the South Sea pearl oyster They are currently cultured in areas throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans, primarily in Indonesia, Australia and the Philippines. These waters are the native habitat of a large oyster known as Pinctada maxima. This oyster grows up to 12 inches in diameter and much larger than other saltwater oysters There are two varieties of Pinctada maxima, the silver-lipped and the gold-lipped. The two are distinguished by their distinct coloration of the outer edge of the interior. This type of shell is known as mother-of-pearl, and is responsible for the coloration of the cultured pearls produced, therefore the name. Origin : We buy all our Paua Abalone shell material directly from New Zealand. The Mother-of-Pearl shell material we buy directly from the farms (aqua culture) off the coast of the Island of Sumbawa. This shell carving is handcrafted in Bali (Indonesia) by our in-house Balinese shell carvers. Remarks : This finely carved shell will make a spectacular pendant or other jewelry. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this delicately carved shell Our photographs have been enlarged to show details. Most details shown in the large image are actually not visible to the naked eye. We have made the image as close as possible to the original item when viewed on our screen. Depending on the viewers monitor settings, these items may appear a few shades lighter or darker in comparison to the original object. Why Shop with AGUSTUS-Collection » eBay Seller since the Year 2000 » Very high Approval Rating » Outstanding Collection » Custom Orders & Wholesale » Free Shipping for purchases over US$ 500 » Combine Shipping for 10 days » Secure Packing & Shipping Services » Secure Payment » Items are guaranteed as described » Clear Return Policy » Fast Support Response » Outstanding Customer Service Pictures sell!Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.The complete eBay Selling Solution.