|Dimensions (mm)||not provided|
|Weight (carats)||17 carats|
This is a natural untreated Abalone shell harvested in Australia.There are two pieces hand selected to joing to gether making a stunning effect.Known as Abalone puff.
Weight 17.25 cts app
Size 12 x 46 x 4 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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