Abalone / Paua Cabochons

Abalone cabochons, a beautiful shell sometimes also known as ‘Paua’. You can buy these in many different colours, sizes, and shapes.

These cabochons are sold singly, but we do offer discounts for bulk purchases.

(3 customer reviews)


Bulk buys – discounts applied at cart/checkout.

Buy 5 or more: 5% off ● Buy 10 or more: 10% off ● Buy 20 or more: 20% off

Abalone Cabochons - also known as Paua Cabochons

The pictures say it all really; Abalone cabochons are absolutely stunning. We sell these lovely shell cabs in a few colours - natural, and bright dyed tones.

These cabochons are sold singly, but we do offer discounts for bulk purchases.


These are cut from Abalone or Paua shells, a very popular material. Paua is the name given to this material in and around New Zealand. It is a different member of the same family, and looks very similar. It is incredibly popular with tourists and with the native Maori people.

Ideal for setting into rings, earrings, necklaces or pendants. Perhaps these shell pieces will be suitable for lower temperature polymer clays, too.

The larger pieces may suit the wire wrappers among you. However, please bear in mind that Abalone is a shell, and is therefore quite brittle - these cabs are quite thin, too - they are not domed due to how thin the shell is. You can sometimes find Abalone cabochons with a domed top, typically these are a doublet with resin, glass, or Quartz as a dome.

The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade - but some photographs are still on their way!

Frequently asked questions and delivery information

How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.


How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.


How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.


I’d like to return my order for a refund.

No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.


What payment methods do you accept?

I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.


3 reviews for Abalone / Paua Cabochons

  1. Helena (verified owner)

    Absolutely lovely cabochons .I always return to this seller when I need Abalone. It is consistantly excellent quality and price.
    I can completely recommend them. Their packaging is careful,eco friendly and delivery is very fast.

  2. Tee (verified owner)

    Awesome stones… shells .quick delivery and amazing free gift will be back

  3. Helena (verified owner)

    Beautiful abalone cabochons in my favourite blue. John went to a great deal of trouble getting me the size I wanted, which is much appreciated.I shall be back as any piece of jewellery made with these stones sells out quickly.

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