Beautiful red Paua Shell earrings (abalone) finished with a delicate silver rose. The swirling red catches the light whenever you move.
Paua shells originate in New Zealand. The harvesting of Paua Shells is very strictly governed. For instance, Paua shells can only be harvested by free-diving. It is illegal to harvest these shells using scuba gear. Furthermore, there are very strict catch limits. Any shells harvested must be over a certain size, and quite often there is a catch limit of maximum 10 shells per person.
The Maori consider the paua shell a toanga, or treasure. Traditionally, the shell is used to represent the stars, symbolically the eyes of the ancestors gazing down at us from the sky.
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