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Drilled Gloss Finish Paua Shell Pieces (lb)
Price: $121.50-$192.00
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Product of NEW ZEALAND Item #: 565-TPGDxxx -

Gloss Finish Drilled Paua Pieces are tumbled to a high gloss finish and each piece is drilled with a hole at the top. They are processed using hydrochloric acid and the pieces tend to be flatter and thinner than the satin finish pieces.Please call if you do not have to order a full pound of tumbled pieces, but can order 1/4 pound, 1/2 pound or 3/4 pound if desired. Some pieces will be very nicely tumbled and polished. Some will have rougher edges. Some quantity will have chips or be broken. We...

Paua Shell Bead Strand (1.5-2" long by 1-1.5" wide beads)
Price: $52.00
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Product of NEW ZEALAND Item #: 565-BPS -

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 lighting in the photos above does not do justice to the array of colors found in these beads. Paua beads are made from cut and tumbled paua shell. The government of New Zealand strictly controls the harvesting of abalone for food. The shells are a natural by-product.There are 7 beads per strand. These strands...

Paua Shell Beads: Medium (>0.75"): Strung
Price: $30.50
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Product of NEW ZEALAND Item #: 565-BPL -

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 lighting in the photos above does not do justice to the array of colors found in these beads. Paua beads are made from cut and tumbled paua shell. The government of New Zealand strictly controls the harvesting of abalone for food. The shells are a natural by-product.There are 25 to 27 medium paua beads per...

Paua Shell Nuggets: Medium (>0.25" long bead): Strung
Price: $37.50
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Made in NEW ZEALAND Item #: 565-BPN -

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 lighting in the photo above does not do justice to the array of colors found in these nuggets. Paua nuggets are made from cut and tumbled paua shell. The government of New Zealand strictly controls the harvesting of abalone for food. The nuggets are a natural by-product.There are 48 nuggets per strand. The...

Paua Shell Pieces: Fans (lb)
Price: $92.00
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Product of NEW ZEALAND Item #: 565-TPDU-FN -

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 lighting in the photo above does not do justice to the array of colors found in these pieces. The pieces vary in size and shape and come from shells that have been tumbled to a natural, satin, or high gloss finish. Please note that there will be some degree of broken or chipped shells. If you only need a small...

Paua Shell Pieces: Natural (tumbled): Assorted sizes (20-80mm) (lb)
Price: $51.00
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Product of NEW ZEALAND Item #: 565-TPNU -

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 lighting in the photo above does not do justice to the array of colors found in these pieces. The pieces vary in size and shape and come from shells that have been tumbled to a natural, satin, or high gloss finish. Please note that there will be some degree of broken or chipped shells. If you only need a small...

Paua Shell Pieces: Premium (lb)
Price: $118.00
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Product of NEW ZEALAND Item #: 565-TPDU-PP -

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 lighting in the photo above does not do justice to the array of colors found in these pieces. The pieces vary in size and shape and come from shells that have been tumbled to a natural, satin, or high gloss finish. Please note that there will be some degree of broken or chipped shells. If you only need a small...

Polished Paua Shell
Price: $7.50-$22.00
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Product of NEW ZEALAND Item #: 271-xxx -

Paua is the species of abalone shell 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 back of each card gives a detailed description of the paua shell. Order Code Size Average Size Range 271-50 50g bag (0.11 lbs.) 1/4" to 1" (6-25mm) 271-100 100g bag (0.22 lbs.) 3/4" to 1 1/4" (19-32mm) 271-150 150g bag (0.33 lbs.) Approx: 53 pieces per bag 1" to 1 3/4" (25-45mm) There are many...

Polished Paua Shells: 4-5"
Price: $20.00
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Product of NEW ZEALAND Item #: 565-SH-P -

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 shells are approximately 4" to 5" long and 3" to 3.5" wide.The government of New Zealand strictly controls the harvesting of abalone for food. The shells are a natural by-product of the food industry.

Satin Paua Shell Pieces (lb)
Price: $90.75-$111.00
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Product of NEW ZEALAND Item #: 565-TPSxxx -

Our Satin Paua Shell Pieces are tumbled to a polished finish. They are available in assorted sizes. 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.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 lighting in the photo above does not do justice to the array...