Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 45 x 14 x 7mm
Weight (carats) not provided


This is a natural untreated Abalone shell  harvested in Australia.The pair have been carved and drilled making them ideal as earrings.Colour like opals

Weight  47.40 cts app 

Size  45 x 14 x 7  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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