Polished Paua Shell Pieces
These lovely polished paua shell pieces make a lovely decoration, and are often used for jewellery too.
Paua shells are found in only one country – New Zealand. They have been beloved by the Maori for thousands of years, and have become a well known part of New Zealand culture. Many crafters make necklaces and other jewellery from the shell, or use it as inlay on their woodwork.
These pieces have been roughly polished and still have the grain of the shell intact.
They make excellent decorative items, and could be used as gravel for fish tanks, aquariums, etc. It seems like the most common use we see is as pendants and jewellery.
Being natural pieces, they vary in size, typically between 20 and 50MM long and around 10-15MM wide.
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!
For more information on these lovely shells, have a read of our ‘Abalone / Paua’ page.