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Dimensions (mm) not provided
Weight (carats) 9 carats
Certified Gemstone


This is a natural untreated Abalone shell parcel harvested in Australian waters.Only the areas that look like a eye are cut out so there is much wastage.This will make a interesting ring or pendant.

Weight 9 cts app 

Size  19 X 14 X 2  mm app


The shell of the abalone is exceptionally strong. It is made of microscopic calcium carbonate tiles stacked like bricks. Between the layers of shells is a clingy protein substance. When the abalone shell is struck, the tiles slide instead of shattering and the protein stretches to absorb the energy of the blow. Material scientists around the world are studying the tiled structure for insight into stronger ceramic products such as body armor.

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Auction ID 139753
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Starts 16th Oct 2009 7:05pm PDT

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