Only found in New Zealand, paua is the most colourful of all abalone shells.
This shell’s colour can vary from purple and blue to green and pink. Its black patterns occur from layers of protein. Because of the high iridescent brilliance, the colour of the paua shell will change when viewed at different angles
. Some crimson and even gold color are in the Paua shells.
Paua shells also has black patterns embedded into the shell amongst its
other colour like greens, blues, purples, pinks.
Paua shells are part of the abalone family.
Because of the beauty of the play of colors in the Paua shells, jewellers
make them into fine silver settings into Pendants, rings, necklaces, earrings,
Every Paua shell is different with its beautiful colors.