Our Paua shell, also known as abalone, is vibrant with rich iridescent colours. Mainly featuring peacock blues and greens these shells also shine with purple, pink, gold and silver highlights. Their beauty is luminescent much like our Aussie opals that seem to shine from within.
Dimensions: Approx 11-12cm in length x 9-10cm wide.
Mindful Sourcing of Shells and Marine Life:
We support the company that supports the oceans. My supplier collects shells that are abundant, commercial-grade shells. The shells we sell have originally been collected for food or are the by-product of licensed fishing and aquaculture operations. This means we get to share and enjoy shells that would otherwise be waste.
I source my shells from a company that are mindful of their overseas harvesters and use fair trade practices. They have voluntarily committed to an industry Stewardship Action Plan to adapt responsibly to working in a marine environment and also contribute to scientific research projects and participate in government initiatives. In November 2008, the fishery was presented internationally as an example of the world’s best practice in ecologically sustainable fisheries management.