Our beautiful, ready to wear abalone jewelry is the perfect choice for chill summery fashions, and great for gift giving. Abalone AKA Paua Shell is one of the oceans most radiant gems. Paua is a particularly stunning species of Abalone (Haliotis iris) found along the coast of New Zealand. Abalone shells are dark and dull on the outer surface, but the inside nacre displays a miraculous play of light and color. The hypnotically undulating colors within the shell exhibit an iridescent shimmer comparable to opal. These Abalone shell bracelets are coated in a protective lacquer that also enhances the sheen of the shell. The color and pattern of each Abalone is totally unique and will vary between piece to piece.