Natural Exotics

International Merchants of Exotic Natural Products since 1992


Minimum Order is $75.00

This website processes U.S. orders only. Please contact us for overseas orders. All orders ship from Niagara Falls, New York.

Genus and species: Haliotis midae.
Material Type:
Sea or Freshwater Shells
Please read the Note about Stock Types
Price: $0.15 per gram
    Order Code: 220-30-TQ-S (K2)
    Availability: In Stock
    Usually ships In 1 to 10 business days
    Availability Note: If we are Out of Stock or do not have enough of an item, please call or email us to confirm! Online quantities do not include merchandise that just arrived or may be enroute. If currently not available, we can also add you to our wish list to be notified when available.


    These are the tumbled edges of African abalone shells that have been dyed turquoise. They are also called lips, spikes, or rims. They can be used in shell crafts and make perfect trim on mirrors as shown in the pictures.

    The small pieces are typically 5 to 10 cm long or 2" to 4". 

    You will get a selection similar to the one shown.

    The lips are priced by the gram. They come in 1 kilogram bags but can be sold in smaller quantities, i.e. 1/4 kilogram, 1/2 kilogram, or 3/4 kilogram bags. We counted two 1 kilogram bags at random and found 76 pieces in one bag and 150 in another. Counts can vary considerably from one bag to the next. While we don't sort bags by the piece, we can look for a bag with a larger piece count or small one if it makes a difference in your project. Just let us know.

    Our African abalone shells come from sustainable sources. The shells are a by-product of the food industry.

    A USFWS export permit is required for all shipments outside the USA.