Photo: To the left (east) is the Pacific Ocean), looking south toward Antarctica. Napier, New Zealand
Water world: From the oceans of New Zealand and Australia, Mother of Pearl has an iridescent finish and soft pastel colors. New Zealand coastal waters bring us the shimmery, vivid colored Paua. Generally Paua contains deep and bright shades of purple, green, blue, gray, and even brown.
One can easily recognize Paua from other Abalone by the jagged lines that define the colors. And these are no gradual color changes either, they're sharp vibrant changes. We also carry a wide selection of shell jewelry, and silver MOP in our Ocean jewelry.