Abalone shells are used in smudging rituals, and its highly iridescent shell, with colors ranging from blues, to greens, pinks and mother of pearl is made into jewelry, and is a source of colorful mother of pearl. The large abalone shell is also displayed on shelves and table tops as a decorative accent piece in coastal home decorating. We carry a wide range of beautiful natural and polished green abalone, natural and polished red abalone, ruff back rainbow abalone, donkey ear abalone and beautiful abalone. Our abalone shells range in size from small 1 to 2 inches up to 7 inches and are sold by the piece and by the kilo. Abalone shells have been found in archaeological sites around the world, ranging from 100,000 year old deposits at Brombos Cave in South Africa to historic Chinese abalone middens on California's Northern Channel Islands. The flesh of abalones is widely considered to be a desirable food, and is consumed raw or cooked by a variety of cultures.
If you want to see exactly what you are buying, check out the category: Natural Abalone Shells
If you want to see exactly what you are buying, check out the category: Polished Abalone Shells