Paua (Abalone) Shell Earrings
Paua Shell is the name given to abalone shell by the Maori people of New Zealand. The ocean colors on the polished surface remind people of sunlight streaming into the depths of the sea. Like sunlight reflecting off the surface of the sea, the 18kt gold electroformed accent trim around the edges of the shells adds that final touch of elegance. The shells used in these earrings were carefully selected to match in color, shape and size. The earring wires are gold-filled. The shells measure 1/40 inches.