Abalone Studs

Abalone Studs


These abalone studs are set in sterling silver with sterling posts. They measure 19mm in diameter.

Abalone are a type of mollusk, like clams and oysters.  They construct a shell with microscopic calcium glueing it together with their own proteins, layered like bricks of iridescent rainbow.  Since their discovery ancient cultures have used them for rituals, food, and decoration.  Tribes native to the North American west coast even used the shells as currency.  It is believed that abalone has calming and protective properties that generate emotional balance.

It’s important to note that since this material is formed by an animal in nature and ranges greatly in appearance, your piece may vary from those pictured.  If you have specific color palette in mind, please email us at beachbonesjewelry@gmail.com to discuss before purchase, otherwise we will select the best pair we have on hand at the moment.

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Beach Bones jewelry is handcrafted by Nicolette Peterson in her home studio in Portland, OR.  Each stone is hand-picked and all natural.  All styles of jewelry including stones are one-of-a-kind and will vary slightly from the piece pictured due to the unique and natural characteristics in which they formed. This piece is made-to-order, please allow 7 days for production.