Abalone is a stunning shell, known for its unique and lustrous rainbow-like, vivid color palette. It has been used in jewellery for thousands of years and continues to be a popular choice for many modern Indian jewellery designs. Affordable, distinctive and stylish, abalone is the ideal choice to shake up your wardrobe and add a burst of color to your look.
What is Abalone Shell?
Abalone is a type of marine snail (marine gastropod mollusc), which is also known by not so glamorous names, sea ears, mutton-fish and ear shells. It offers a rich color-play ranging from blues and greens to violet and beautiful brown shades. The formation of an abalone shell is very similar to that of the mother of pearl. The same nacre that makes mother of pearl forms an abalone shell too.
However, the abalone pearls are very rare in the world, as these molluscs cannot be nucleated as they are haemophiliacs. Additionally, it is one natural abalone pearl, which takes decades to form and is found in every half million shells.
Abalone became popular with craft jewellers in the 1960s and 1970s. People used this shell by setting it into inexpensive silver jewellery. Gradually, it found flavour with the new-age spiritualist crowd, which believed that the shell can enhance the feelings of love, peace and compassion. The history of Abalone jewellery has connections to the indigenous cultures of New Zealand and Native Americans.
Goa Shell Craft Abalone Jewellery at Vivid Handicrafts
If you are attracted to the naturally beautiful, then you should check out shellcraft jewellery online at Vivid Handicrafts. We have a beautiful collection of necklaces, crafted from abalone shell, environment friendly jewellery, handpicked from the shores of Goa. We believe in vocal for local.
The intricate patterns in beautiful silver metallic and gold metallic print, make these pieces very unique. You can pair these gorgeous necklaces with both western and traditional attires and catch the attention of many.