ONE OF THE LARGEST SELECTIONS OF QUALITY ABALONE SHELLS ON THE NET
Abalone shells are flat shells that have few whorls.
(A whorl is one complete turn of the tube of the gastropod shell around its imaginary axis). The Abalone is a gastropod.
(A gastropod is a mollusk with head bearing tentacles and eyes, a foot and a one-piece shell(sometimes no shell).
A mollusk is a soft bodied, legless animal that usually secretes a calcius shell.
The body whorl has small holes dotted over its body. This is where air is taken-in.
Abalones are found the world over, with the larger species in a more temperate water. Some of The abalone shells in our listings are known as a donkey's Ears
Donkey's Ears and disc shaped species are found in the Indo-Pacific region; ranging from the western Indian Ocean east to the northern shores of Australia.
The body whorl of the Donkey Ear is ornamented with spiral ridges and some growth lines. The outside shell is creamy with green and brown blotches, triangles and streaks.
In our listing of Abalone shells you will notice the Paua, silver and many other varieties of Abalone shells. Some Abalone shells like the paua have been polished; while others are in their natural state.
Shells are measured by surface and point to point. What is meant by surface is if you used a cloth ruler and measured from the points of greatest distance the ruler would allow for the shell curvature. It is rare when a shell is completely flat. This measurement is usually greater than point to point measurements. For instance point to point may measure 4 inches but surface measurement is 4 1/4 to 4 7/8 inch or sometimes more.
PAUA ABALONE SHELL
- Paua Abalones in there natural habitat attach to rocks on the sea floor. They are pride off the rock and highly polished. The part of the Abalone that was attached will show some discoloring. Each shell is different.
One Polished Paua Abalone from Northern shores of New Zealand 4 plus inches... $12
Rainbow Ruff Back Abalone
- Rainbow Ruff Backs are found in the Indo_Pacific region. They are naturally rough on the outside and pearlized inside.
- One Ruff Back Rainbow Abalone 4 7/8 plus inches......$7
One Deep Red Abalone (natural) 4 plus inch.... OUT OF STOCK
One POlished Red Abalone shell 5 7/8 plus inches..... $42
One Pinto Abalone Shell all natural color 2 plus inches....... OUT OF STOCK
Rainbow colors inside,ruff back.
One Pink Ruff Back Abalone 4 1/2 plus inches..... $5.25
Baby Ruff Back Abalone. All natural. Ruff on outside rainbow like color on inside
One Ruff Back Baby Abalone 3 plus inches......OUT OF STOCK
Green Ruff Back Abalone. All natural. Ruff on outside rainbow like color on inside
One Green Ruff Back Abalone 4 1/2 plus inches......$8
One Silver Azule (blue hue) Abalone 4 3/4 plus inches....... OUT OF STOCK
This is a handcrafted egg made by hand laying cut Paua abalone shells in the shape of an egg. The stand is not included.
One Hand crafted Paua Abalone Egg 3 inch..... OUT OF STOCK
These are hand crafted eggs made from cut abalone shells. Stand not included.
One Green Abalone Egg 2 1/2 inch..... OUT OF STOCK
This egg is made from cut abalone shells, hand layed into the shape of an egg. The stand is not included.
One Pink Abalone Egg 2 1/2 inch...... OUT OF STOCK