LUSH Abalone Shell Bead Iridescent Blue Green Gold Silver Purple MOP Back Filled FABULOUS focal bead made of a highly polished Abalone shell back filled with white mother of pearl. The bead measures 2 1/2 inches long, 1 11/16 inches wide and about 1/2 inch thick. The bead weighs 3/4 of an ounce. The colors change depending on how light hits the bead!! More info on metaphysical/healing properties on listing :) Good for the heart and nerves!! by TemplesTreasureTrove, $29.95
The scientific name for abalone, "Haliotis" means "ear of the sea" and refers to the flattened shape of the shell. The rough outer portion of the abalone is ground down to reveal the stunning inner layers of the shell. The nacreous inner surface is a silvery blue-green that sometimes contains swirls of pink, orange and lavender. The most vibrantly colored species of abalone is called "paua" and comes from the waters around New Zealand.