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Product of New Zealand
Genus and species: Haliotis iris. Wild.
Material Type:
Sea or Freshwater Shells
Please read the Note about Stock Types
Price: $49.47 per 1/4 pound
    Order Code: 565-TPSXF-4 (Y3M)
    Availability: In Stock
    Usually ships In 1 to 5 business days
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    This is a 1/4 pound (0.25 pound) bag of random assorted extra fine satin finish paua shell pieces.

    The extra fine shell pieces are approximately 0.08" to 0.2" (2 to 5 mm) in size.

    Our satin finish paua shell pieces are tumbled to a polished finish. The satin finish pieces are good quality shell pieces that tend to be thicker than the gloss finish shells. They are processed with cream and corn grit.

    As this is a natural product, you will receive shell pieces similar to the ones shown, but not the exact pieces in the photographs.

    Some pieces will be very nicely tumbled and polished. Some will have rougher edges. Some quantity will have chips or be broken. We are not selling the paua as flawless, individually packaged pieces. We have many satisfied customers for this grade of paua. If, however, you are not pleased with what you received, please call us and send back 100% of the shell; we cannot accept partial returns on this product. We do not allow customers to high-grade or cherry-pick the pieces and send the rest back.

    There are many uses for the tumbled pieces. They are great for inlay work. They can be put in the bottom of an aquarium or fountain for decoration. They can also be used for jewelry.

    Paua is the species of abalone shell (Haliotis iris) found only in the cold waters of southern New Zealand. The coloring varies from shell to shell and has an amazing iridescence. The pieces vary in size and shape.

    The government of New Zealand strictly controls the harvesting of abalone for food. The shells are a natural by-product.

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

    Paua are not an endangered species and are not subject to CITES controls.