Special Hand Carved Natural Paua Shell Earrings - Sterling Silver Caps & Hooks. We use only the highest quality natural paua shell. No Dyes or artificial colours.
Sterling Silver (.925) is the silver standard used by quality silver smiths around the world. Silver is Safe.
Original Designs in Sterling Silver by Ray Fransham.
Special Carved Paua Shell Earring- Sterling Silver Koru Caps 2378bx
Carved Paua Shell Earrings - Sterling Silver Hook
Hand carved paua shell Earrings on Sterling Silver Caps & Hook.
Total length 5.2 cm .
Paua Shell is the most special shell in the world. Found only in New Zealand. Colour that varies from green & pinks to purples & blues, and even some shell with gold &crimsons. Colour that changeswhen view from different angles. Each shell is different in its colour toning, which makes each piece of our jewellery unique.
What is Paua?
Paua is a species of abalone (Haliotis iris), with a very special shell. Paua The Gift of the God of the Sea. Paua is unique to New Zealand. The most colourful species of Abalone. Regarded by New Zealanders past and present as a taonga or treasure. Maori legend has it that paua was a special gift from Tangaroa, the God of the Sea.
Rei Jewellery exclusively uses gem quality, natural paua shell when creating our designs.
Each piece captures a unique essence of New Zealand.
Paua shell is high quality nacre, the same material as pearls. DO NOT use chemical cleaning dips, as these can eat into the natural shell. Gentel polishing with silver polish or a silver polishing cloth will restore the lustre and shine.