Abalone set in sterling silver or gold fill with 65mm hoops. Entire earring measures 3.25".
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 email@example.com to discuss before purchase, otherwise we will select the best pair we have on hand at the moment.
Due to natural variation, the shells you receive may differ from those pictured, but they will be just as beautiful.
Please allow 7 days for production.