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ABALONE SHELL – Also Known as Mother of Pearl

Abalone Shell


Known as the “Ears of the sea,” Abalone shell properties connect you to the energy of the ocean, reminding us to be loving and gentle with our loved ones.

What are Abalone Shell Characteristics?

Enhance feelings of peace

Compassion and love

It has a lovely warm, gentle vibration

It is great in times of tough emotional issues

Soothing the nerves

Encouraging a calm demeanor

The inner lining of a Shell is composed of Nacre,
Abalone Shell – also known as Mother of Pearl, which has
beautiful iridescent colors and markings.
Abalone Shells are oval shaped with
natural imperfections such as grooves,
and holes which are respiratory apertures which
allows a living Abalone to vent water from its gills.
The coloring varies from shell to shell.

The majority of abalone species are found in cold waters, such as off the coasts of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Western North America, and Japan.
The most colorful of all pearl-producing mollusks, abalone, are found in rocky, coastal waters around the world. Though fairly plentiful, these rock-hugging snails rarely produce pearls. When they do, the cause is usually an inner shell or intestinal disturbance.
But why does an Abalone Shell look like this? 
Well, this is because the thin film that the abalone excretes onto the top of its shell acts the same way an oil slick over a puddle of water or a dish soap bubble does in the air. … However, when it strikes the surface of the abalone film, it slows down.

Abalone Shell is an excellent companion when
needing guidance in relationships as it enhances and
supports communication, cooperation, commitment and
compromise, which in turn lead to harmony and balance.

The Abalone Shell is a perfect gift for those who
have survived traumatic experiences,
to let them know that while they may have been tossed
and turned themselves as the shell has been in the sea,
in the end, they are only more beautiful for it.

Abalone is considered an Organic gem material,
in that respect, it is similar to Coral.
The iridescent color play found in
Abalone is naturally occurring.
The Abalone is a mollusk that can be found
in the United States along coastal California.

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