Shell stones most often come from the lining of clam shells, usually in California, Mexico, or Japan.
The shells’ vary in grade depending on whether they are taken from the edge of the shell (highest grade), middle, or near the joint (lowest).
Shells are generally white and often used for game pieces in the popular Japanese board game.
Paua shells from New Zealand have special multi colours that each year are said to be brighter.
Abalone shells are multi fire colours and were used to make buttons in the old days in the Pacific as colour is so bright
Conch shells are ideal to carve as flower or rose petal designs.
Chakra shells are from natural sea shell that has beautiful natural loop design on its shell
Broome in northern Australia is well known for pearls and Broome shells are large for good display.
Natural shells form Korea are large but have been mostly farmed out so size of shells is small now days.
Many gemstone factories process and cut shells stone as natural stone that for shell jewelry
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