Shell paua / abalone / oval 12x16mm / 1pc / PASW230
Sales unit: 1 pc.
Dimensions: 12 x 16 [mm]
Hole size: approx. 0.6 [mm]
Abalone in Spanish, or paua in New Zealand, is the shell of a sea snail whose shell is a unique jewelery raw material. It is exceptionally strong thanks to the unique structure of calcium bricks held together with a kind of protein glue. Thanks to it, the shell does not break after impact, because the tiles slide on the protein that absorbs energy. This proves the extraordinary strength of this seemingly fragile blank. The unusual, iridescent surface of the shell has been used for decoration for many years. It is perfectly combined with other shells, pearls, cords and wire. The structure resembling spilled gasoline guarantees the uniqueness of the jewelry made of paua shells. Abalone look great in any light, but look best in the sun. Interestingly, it is a great raw material for those who do not like to waste raw material, broken pearls are used to produce world-famous mother of pearl.