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Braided Paua Shell Silver Ring

  • £3690

Vibrant Pink and Blue Paua Shell gemstones hand set in silver with a braided design around the stone. 

Paua shell is found mainly in the sea waters around New Zealand .  It is harvested sustainably by free divers. The mollusc which produces the shell is mainly sought after for its meat , the shell being a bi-product. The New Zealand government manages the resource by allowing the harvest of a certain number per day and these must be above a specified size. The shells may be blue ,deep or pale pink in colour and exhibit wonderful swirling designs. They are made from many layers of nacre , created by the organism.

Paua Shell is a birthstone for the water signs of Pisces , Aquarius , Cancer and Scorpio.

Average ring weight:  4 grams       Gemstone size 1.4cm x 1cm .

Also availble in Amber and Goldstone.

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