Pendant Sterling Silver Paua Turtle Family
In the Maori language, paua is the name given to the abalone (Haliotis Iris) species. This shellfish is found only in the coastal waters of New Zealand. On an average, a paua is around five inches in size and is mostly oval shaped. There are two primary uses of paua. Firstly, it is harvested for its meat, which is considered a traditional Maori delicacy; secondly, the shells are used to make jewellery and other gift items.
It is a common Maori practice to gift paua shells to one another. According to them, this shell brings good luck, prosperity, and peace to the wearer.
Available with or without a chain.
Pendant pictured with 16-18 inch adjustable sterling silver trace chain.