Home | PEARLS | JEWELRY | GEMSTONE BEADS | Gemstones | ANCIENT Beads | SKULLS FINE LUSTROUS MULTI-COLOR SHELL CABOCHON NAGA KOI FISH CARVED in RELIEF DESIGN Item # : 212 0070 Type : Hand-carved lustrous multi-color shells hand-carved in deep relief ~ this shell carving could make a stunning pendant or other designer jewelry This is not a ready to wear piece of jewelry. Amount : 1 (one) piece * All photos are taken from the actual item * Design : A beautiful Yin Yang round carving with a detailed Naga Koi fish design carved in deep relief. Each piece is hand-carved one by one by master-craftsmen and therefore the design may vary slightly. This makes each carving a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Yin-Yang is a deeply rooted concept in Taoist philosophy, representing the constant state of change or duality in the universe forming a whole. It describes how opposite forces are interconnected and mutually dependent in the natural world; and, harmony is only achieved when the two forces combined, are in balance. Material : Black, white and golden Mother-of-Pearl shell and Paua Abalone shell Color : Black, cream white, gold, blue, green & rainbow iridescent Weight : approx. 4.72 grams Dimensions : Length / diameter: approx. 30.75 mm = 1.21 inches Width: approx. 30.50 mm (measured at the widest point) Thickness of shell carving: approx. 4.48 mm Perforation : This shell carving is not drilled. Origin : We buy all our Mother-of-Pearl shell and Oyster shell material directly from the pearl farms (aqua culture) off the coast of the Island of Sumbawa. All our Paua Abalone shell material we buy from New Zealand. This shell carving is handcrafted in Bali (Indonesia) by our in-house Balinese shell carvers. Hand-carving : Our shell carvings are all hand carved. This is not a machine mass produced item. This item is handmade and each piece is made one by one which make each piece a one-of-a-kind piece of art. We know you will enjoy using and wearing our shell carvings as much as we enjoyed making them. Type of shells : White & Golden 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. Black-lip Pearl Oyster shell is produced by the Pinctada margaritifera shell, commonly known as the black-lip pearl oyster, is a species of pearl oyster, a saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Pteriidae. This species is common in the Indo-Pacific within tropical coral reefs. The ability of P. margaritifera to produce pearls means that the species is a valuable resource to humans. The oysters are harvested wild from coral reefs and are also commonly grown in aquaculture, both primarily taking place in the Indo-Pacific region. The common name of this species refers to the black coloring along the margins of the interior of the shell. Externally the shell is dark grayish brown or green, though white spots are common across the shell. Adults usually reach between 20 and 25 cm (7.9 and 9.8 inches) in height. Paua Abalone 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. Remarks : This fine shell carving could make a spectacular pendant or other designer jewelry. This is not a ready to wear piece of jewelry. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this beautiful hand-carved piece of art 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. 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